Tips for Playing Texas Holdem Hands

Hi, I’m Melissa Powell with Free Pokies NZ. And right now we’re going to be going over the basics of Texas Holdem. Texas Holdem poker deals with a typical 52 card deck. And its a gambling game as I’m sure you know.

And it can be from two to ten players. So in our examples today, we’ll have five players doing the game. So we’re going to start with the dealer button. This is the position of power, and we’ll go over all the details as to why it is later.

But the dealer will always start with first, going over who gets the dealer button. So if I have five players, I deal five cards face up to my five players to determine who gets the button. The highest value card, the Jack in this case, will be the dealer button. I continue on the two to the right of the dealer, the players left, are what are called the big and small blinds. Now it?s important to note that in each hand, there will be forced bets. These two players will be the forced bets in the hand.

As we continue in every single hand the button will move. And accordingly, the players to their left will have to be the forced blinds. Let?s make it in this case one and two. So this will be the small blind.

And this will be the big blind. You have one coin here, and two chips here. So that would be the equivalent of the big and small blind. Continuing on, we start the shuffling of the game. I would deal two cards to each player.

Each player has two cards. Everyone looks at their cards and determines what they have. We continue on without looking at their cards and getting specifically into what a fold and all of those things are, we’ll just go strait to the flop, the turn and the river. As the dealer, let?s say that everybody has made a bet. They’ve all agreed to put in two chips.

And that’s called, everyone around has made the same bet. They’ve all checked. As the dealer I tap the table. Pick up all the chips. And now we’re ready to continue.

I burn the first card. That’s just to ensure there’s no cheating, nothings going on. There’s no funny business. I put that under the chips, and I deal the first three cards face down.