Hold’em Games

Hold’em

Texas Hold’em is the most popular version of poker in the world and is played using a standard 52 card deck. Every player gets two hole cards face-down. Then through four betting rounds a total of five community cards are dealt face-up on the table. Players must make the best five card hand with a combination of their hole cards and community cards. The player with the strongest hand wins.

No Limit

All Texas Hold’em games in GGNetwork are ‘No Limit’, which means there is no limit to the maximum a player can bet at once. Thus players can go all-in and bet all of their chips on their betting turn.

Positions

The following are positions that you should know before playing the game.
Big blind
The player on the left of the small blind. The big blind is the same as the minimum bet size.
Small blind
The player immediately left of the dealer has to post the small blind.
Dealer
Each hand has one designated dealer. The dealer position determines the small and big blind positions. The dealer button is passed clockwise after every hand.

Actions

Check
Check to complete your turn without betting. Remember that checking may be considered as a tell for possessing weak hands.
Bet
If you have a good hand, you may want to bet to win a bigger pot.
Raise
Tell your opponents that you’re not messing around.
Call
Call to look up your opponent’s hands. Not all bets equate to strong hands.
All-in
Apply maximum pressure on your opponents.
Fold
To throw away your cards and forfeit whatever you have put in the pot.

Betting Round

There are four betting rounds in Texas Hold’em.

Pre-Flop

The betting round that takes place after the players receive their hole cards.

The Flop

The betting round that takes place after the first three community cards are dealt.

The Turn

The third betting round that takes place after the fourth community card is dealt.

The River

The last betting round that takes place after the fifth and final community card is dealt.

The Showdown

The showdown begins when there are two or more players who are still in play when action ends on the river. The player with the strongest hand will take the pot. When the showdown ends in a tie, the pot is split evenly among the winning players.

Player A loses

Player B wins


Blinds (Ante) Buy-in Rake per Pot Rake Cap
$0.05 / $0.10 $1 ~ $10 5% $1
$0.10 / $0.25 $3 ~ $25 5% $2
$0.25 / $0.50 $10 ~ $50 5% $4
$0.50 / $1 $20 ~ $100 5% $5
$1 / $2 $40 ~ $200 5% $6
$2 / $4 $100 ~ $400 5% $8
$5 / $10 $300 ~ $2,000 5% $10
$10 / $20 ($5) $1,000 ~ No Max 5% $10
$25 / $50 $1,000 ~ No Max 5% $10