There are four main stages of Texas Hold’em – this is preflop – players receive two personal cards and make blind (not seeing community cards) bets; flop – three open cards appear on the table – now the players understand and evaluate their chances of winning more clearly, at this stage it is possible to understand whether they will succeed in strengthening their hand (two personal cards); the next stage – the turn – add the fourth open card to the table; the end of the trade and the time for the last bets or decisions is the river, all players in the final will have to show their cards.
It is at the pre-flop stage that the game begins, trading and all the most interesting, the player sees only his cards and must already understand how strong his hand is, what are his chances of strengthening and a full-fledged combination. All participants must make a decision in this round, let’s figure out what they can be.
It all starts with two obligatory bets – from the big and small blinds , they are made by the first two to the left of the button (dealer) of the participant – the first makes the big blind, and the second, respectively, the small.
Call – level your bet – call
Call – level your bet – call . If a player is satisfied with his hand (two cards dealt) and he sees perspective, he will call his bet to the size of the big blind made earlier. That is, a call means the participant’s desire and ability to continue the game. An example of a promising hand can be sThe basic rulebook says that the goal of the game is to collect the best – the strongest five-card hand out of the seven cards given to the player. Recall that there are 52 cards in a poker deck.
uited connectors or just a strong pair of cards of the same value.
Raise – raise or raise – raise
Raise – raise or raise – raise . Of course, making a raise preflop is the maximum confidence in your hand, but more often than not it’s still a bluff. Any player at the table can make a raise. To raise is to bet more money (chips) than the previous maximum bet placed at the table.
Reraise – over-raise or over-raise the bet – re-raise
Reraise – over -raising or over -raising the bet – re-raise . This decision can be made by a player only if another participant has already raised in front of him – that is, he has already raised the previous maximum bet. Naturally, in the first round of the game (recall that the player has only two cards preflop, and there are no community cards on the table yet) few people can be so sure that they can optimally collect a strong combination, so this may mean the following – the player suspects someone of bluffing and decides to “get rid” of the bluffing opponent, or decided to bluff himself.