Limit Texas Hold'em

These are the three main points of No Limit Texas Hold'emNo

  • No Limit Texas Hold'em has become the most loved poker game in the 21st Century. Its meteoric rise in popularity in the early 2000's can be attributed to its simplicity (you can play the game in just five minutes), the advent of online poker and broadcasting big poker tournaments on TV (including the World Poker Tour). And Chris Moneymaker memorable win (it's impossible to make this up! at the World Series of Poker 2003.

  • Texas Hold'em gives each player two private cards. Each player must use their two cards as well as the five community cards to make the best possible hand. Every player has the option to use one, two or none of their hole card and combine them with three or four of the community cards.

  • No Limit Texas Hold'em, as its name implies, is played using No Limit rules. This means that every player can place as many bets as they want, even if they have all their chips!

Hand rankings

  • These are the possible combinations of cards you can use in Texas Hold'em. They are listed in descending order from highest to lowest. Remember that Texas Hold'em has seven cards you can use to build your five-card hand. These include your two hole cards and the five community cards.
  1. Straight flush

When your five cards combine straight and flush, you're holding a straight-flush. It's that simple! You will need five cards that are in the same numerical order. If two players have a straight flush, the winner is the one with the highest number of cards. A Royal Flush is a straight flush with an Ace-high card. It's the best hand possible in poker.

  1. Four of a Kind

Four cards of the exact same rank. Four Aces are the strongest four-of-a-kind combination, while four deuces are the weakest. However, it is very rare to see two players holding "quads". Texas Hold'em allows two players to hold the same four cards. For example, four Jacks can be dealt among the community cards. The pot will be won by the player who holds the highest fifth card, also known as the "kicker"

  1. Full House

A full house is made up of three cards of the same rank as two of the other rank. Full houses are ranked according to their rank: three Kings, two deuces and three queens beat three fours and three Queens. The pot will be won if two players have a full house.

  1. Flush

Five cards from the same suit: Spades (Hearts), Diamonds (or Clubs) If two or more players have a flush, the winner of the pot is the one with the highest card. The highest card held by two players will determine the winner. Two players can hold the second highest card. The third card is the winner.

  1. Straight

If your five cards make a numerical sequence, then you have a straight. Two players can hold a straight if they have the same number of cards. The player with the highest card wins. An Ace can be both the lowest and highest card. Thus, Ace-2-3-4-5 and 10-Jack-Queen-King-Ace (the highest possible straight) are two perfectly acceptable ways to form a straight.