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This page, 3 lb. Retrieved July 16, End User License Agreement. All Five-high hands split the pot. The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. After the pre-flop betting round, assuming there remain at least two players taking part in the hand, the dealer deals a flop , three face-up community cards.

The Rules of Texas Hold’em

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Four of a Kind: In the event of a tie: Highest four of a kind wins. In community card games where players have the same four of a kind, the highest fifth side card 'kicker' wins. Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank. Highest three matching cards wins the pot. In community card games where players have the same three matching cards, the highest value of the two matching cards wins.

The player holding the highest ranked card wins. If necessary, the second-highest, third-highest, fourth-highest, and fifth-highest cards can be used to break the tie. If all five cards are the same ranks, the pot is split. The suit itself is never used to break a tie in poker. The Ace may be used at the top or bottom of the sequence, and is the only card which can act in this manner. Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank, and two unrelated side cards.

Highest ranking three of a kind wins. In community card games where players have the same three of a kind, the highest side card, and if necessary, the second-highest side card wins. Two cards of a matching rank, another two cards of a different matching rank, and one side card. If players have the same highest pair, highest second pair wins. If both players have two identical pairs, highest side card wins.

Two cards of a matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. If players have the same pair, the highest side card wins, and if necessary, the second-highest and third-highest side card can be used to break the tie. Any hand that does not qualify under a category listed above.

Highest card wins, and if necessary, the second-highest, third-highest, fourth-highest and smallest card can be used to break the tie. Note that suits are irrelevant for Ace to Five low. Please also note that the value of a five-card low hand starts with the top card, and goes down from there. The lower second-highest ranking card wins the pot. Thus 6,4,3,2,A defeats 6,5,4,2,A. In this and all subsequent betting rounds, the action starts with the first player remaining in the hand to the left of the dealer.

This player can either:. If everyone checks then this betting round ends with no-one betting. As soon as someone bets then the other players can either:. As in the previous betting round, the plays continues clockwise around the table until all players have called, checked or folded and the amount placed in the pot by each player still in the hand is equal.

After the Turn there is a third betting round, which operates in exactly the same way as the previous betting round. After the River the fourth and final betting round takes place in the same way as the previous round. After the final round of betting, each player still left in the hand can use any combination of the 2 hole cards in their hands and the 5 community cards on the table to produce the best 5 card hand.

The player with the highest ranking hand wins the pot. If two or more players have the same value hand then the pot is split between them equally. If you have not already learnt which hand is better than another then please look at our Poker Hand Ranking Guide.

Once the hand has finished and the pot has been awarded to the winning player, the game moves onto the next hand. The dealer button moves to the next player on the left of the current dealer, the cards are shuffled, the blinds are posted by the next two players and the cards are dealt again.

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Deposits are fast and secure. License renewed March 10, Gambling may lead to addiction! Help Responsible Gaming Languages. How to Play FAQ. End User License Agreement. Every player is dealt two cards, for their eyes only The dealer spreads five cards - three at once, then another, then another - which can be used by all players to make their best possible five-card hand Before and after each card s is revealed, players take turns to bet.

The four major variations of Hold'em are distinguished from each other by their betting limits: There is a pre-determined betting limit on each round of betting. No Limit Texas Hold'em: A player can bet any amount, up to all of their chips.

Pot Limit Texas Hold'em: A player can bet any amount, up to the size of the pot. Pre-Flop After seeing his or her hole cards, each player now has the option to play his or her hand by calling or raising the big blind. The Flop Now, three cards are dealt face-up on the board. The Showdown If there is more than one remaining player when the final betting round is complete, the last person to bet or raise shows their cards, unless there was no bet on the final round in which case the player immediately clockwise from the button shows their cards first.

Pre-flop and on the flop, all bets and raises are of the same amount as the big blind. On the turn and the river, the size of all bets and raises doubles. In Limit Hold'em, up to four bets are allowed per player during each betting round. This includes a 1 bet, 2 raise, 3 re-raise, and 4 cap final raise.

No Limit Texas Hold'em The minimum bet in No Limit Hold'em is the same as the size of the big blind, but players can always bet as much more as they want, up to all of their chips. In No Limit Hold'em, the raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. The size of your stack your chips on the table.

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