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How to play Texas Holdem

In Texas Holdem each player first gets dealt 2 cards face down (hole cards)

There is then a round of betting based on these cards.

You then get 3 cards dealt face up in the middle of the table (the flop)

There is then a round of betting based on these cards.

You then get one more card dealt face up in the middle of the table (the turn).

There is then a round of betting

You then get a last card dealt face up in the middle of the table (the river)

There is then a final round of betting

The best 5 card hand, using any combination of your 2 cards and the 5 face up cards (the board) wins


The hands are ranked as follows (from worst hand to best hand) :-

High Card (eg Ace high (Axxxx))

1 pair (eg pair of jacks (JJxxx))

2 pair (eg QQ88x)

3 of a kind (eg 777xx)

Straight (eg KQJT9)

Flush (eg KJ743 all of the same suit)

Full House (eg KKK88)

4 of a kind (eg AAAAx)

Straight Flush (eg 45678 all of same suit)

Royal Flush (AKQJT all of the same suit)