Texas Holdem Poker – the main rules, hands’ description and tips for beginners

How to play Texas Holdem Poker?” is the first question that is asked by all gamblers, who have decided to become a part of this game’s family. Being the most popular hazardous pass time in the world, Texas Holdem Poker combines many elements, where each of them attracts players. It’s all about rules, strategies and tactics, psychological knowledge, risk, adrenaline and many other components, which make the game a compelling one. Of course, it’s necessary to spend some time, studying the main rules, but when it’s done, there is nobody who regrets about the spent time.

The most efficient Texas Holdem Poker’s strategies

There are many ways to improve personal Poker professional skills, and different sources, manuals and specialists offer their own tactics and strategies of game playing, but below mentioned advice can be treated as basic aspects to be used while playing Texas Holdem Poker.

  • The strategy of the position. It’s the simplest and, probably, the basic strategy of Texas Holdem Poker. A player, who makes the final bet during a round, has full information about other participants’ moves, that’s why a gambler, if a hand is not a killing one, should consider personal position from the start of every turn.
  • Field’s narrowing. Some players are sure that as soon as there are many opponents who have called a bet, the game goes in a right way. But it’s usually a wrong point of view, as the chances to lose increase. That’s why it’s better to participate in rounds with one or two opponents to get maybe not a huge bank, but to win several times. These tactics have the psychological influence on other players, who will hesitate to play against you in the future.
  • Table conversation. Many experienced guys use opponents’ words, gestures and behavior to create a portrait of this or that player. And on the other hand a grace to make other players to think and to treat you the way you need can really help while playing process.

There are some strategies, such as “When to Raise”, “Going All In”, “When to Call” and many others, but the mentioned ones should be used as ones to start playing with.

Online Texas Holdem Poker hands’ winning odds

Before a player starts the way in the Poker world, it’s necessary to know the order of hands and their odds. So, below are the possible combinations, starting from the highest one.

  • Royal Flush – 10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit.
  • Straight Flush – a sequence of cards, going one after another of the same suit (as an example, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 of hearts).
  • Four of a Kind – 4 cards of the same value.
  • Full House – 3 cards of the same value and a Pair.
  • Flush – 5 cards of the same suit.
  • Straight – 5 cards in a sequence.
  • Three of a kind – 3 cards of the same value.
  • Two Pair.
  • A Pair
  • The highest card – the situation, when there’s no below mentioned combinations.

There can be many opponents at the table, but below mentioned table shows the best starting hands’ odds, if there are just 2 players fight against each other (a letter “S” means that the hand is of the same suit).

A hand Odds %
A,A 85.4
K,K 82.6
Q,Q 80.1
J,J 77.7
10,10 75.2
9,9 72.3
8,8 69.4
7,7 66.5
6,6 63.6
5,5 60.7
4,4 57.4
3,3 54.2
2,2 50.9
A,Ks 67
A,K 65.3
A,Qs 66.3
A,Q 64.4
A,Js 65.4
A,J 63.5
A,10s 64.6
A,10 62.7
A,9s 62.8
A,9 60.8
A,8s 61.9
A,8 59.9
A,7s 61
A,7 58.8
A,6s 59.9
A,6 57.7
A,5s 59.9
A,5 57.7
A,4s 59
A,4 56.7
A,3s 58.2
A,3 55.8
K,Qs 63.4
K,Q 61.5
K,Js 62.6
K,J 60.6
K,10s 61.8
K,10 59.7
Q,Js 60.3
Q,J 58.1
Q,10s 59.4
Q,10 57.3
J,10s 57.5
J,10 55.3
J,9s 55.7
J,9 53.2
10,9s 54
10,9 51.5
9,8s 50.8
9,8 48.1

So, the given information should be absolutely enough for not to be a Poker loser. And all starting hands, which are worse than given in a table should be better dropped.

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