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Texas Hold’em is a betting game where players try to get the best five-card-hand from their two hole cards and the five community cards. Texas Hold’em can be played by 2 to 12 poker players. Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular poker games in the United States and the online poker community. At CardzMania, all poker games are for fun without a pot limit, and there is no real money involved.
Ranking of Cards
Aces are high and 2s are low. Ties can be broken by the kicker, the players’ next highest card.
Ranking of Hands
High Card – If there are no pairs or kinds in play, the player with the highest card wins
One Pair – Two cards with matching pip numbers
Two Pair – Two sets of two cards with matching pip numbers
Three of a Kind – Three cards with matching pip numbers
Straight – Five sequential cards that are not of the same suit
Flush – Five cards that are in the same suit
Full House – Three of a kind and a pair
Four of a Kind – Four cards with matching pip numbers
Straight Flush – Five sequential cards that are of the same suit
Royal Flush – 10 through Ace of the same suit
Texas Hold’em is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards. Player left of the dealer is called the left blind, also known as the small blind; they make the initial bet in the game. The player left of the left blind is called the right blind, also known as the big blind; they double the bet of the left blind. The positions of the dealer and the two blinds rotate clockwise after each game. The dealer is identified by the small black dealer button with D next to one of the poker players.
After the blinds make their bets, the dealer passes out two cards to each player; these are called the hole cards. The cards are dealt face down clockwise starting with the player next to the dealer. After players look at their cards, the game proceeds in the following five rounds: Pre-flop, Flop, Turn, River, and Showdown.
After players receive their two cards, a round of betting occurs, beginning with the player left of the right blind. In rounds of betting, players can either call (match the previous bet), raise (make a higher bet than the previous one), fold (resign from the deal / round), or check (pass on betting).
After the Pre-flop, the dealer burns one card (discards one card face-down on table) and places the next three cards face up in the center of the gameplay area. These are community cards. A round of betting occurs based upon the best combination players can make with their hole cards and the community cards.
After the Flop, the dealer burns another card and follows that by placing a fourth card face up on the table. A round of betting occurs in similar fashion.
After the Turn, the dealer burns another card and follows that by placing a fifth and final card called river face up on the table. A final betting round occurs in a similar fashion.
After the River, any remaining players must reveal their hole cards. The player with the best possible five card hand rank wins the pot. If only one player is left, they automatically win the pot and don’t have to reveal their cards.
Player with the best possible five card hand rank (or the last player left if everyone folds) wins the pot every round.
All players start with the same points balance and compete over deals / rounds to amass as many coins as they can or eliminate other players (when they run out of points). The player with the highest number of points or the last player standing wins the game.
We support several customizable rules and options so you can play Texas Hold'em exactly how you like or how you grew up playing with your friends and family. In addition to the classic way of playing, we often have new creative options for you to try to spice up the game if you are interested in trying different spins for fun.
Players start the game with a set amount of points. If they run out of points, they are out of the game.
Players determine a set amount of rounds (also known as hands or deals) that the game will go to (instead of the points selection above).
Players only have a set amount of time to make their turn after which a turn is automatically played for them and the game proceeds: Fast is 7 seconds, Standard is 15 seconds, Slow is 30 seconds, and Very Slow is 60 seconds. Players can also choose to disable the timer, but that is only for private tables.
Players can choose to add either blinds or an ante to the game.
Players add a predetermined amount to the pot before the game starts.
Players have a limit to the max they can bet.
Players can raise multiple times.
Players can choose to sit out for a round.
Players can buy back points if they are almost out.
Ante: A bet made to start the pot before the actual game begins. Everybody pitches the same amount for for the ante.
Blinds: Small blind and big blind bets are used to start the pot. The player sitting next to the dealer is the small blind and the one next to them is the big blind. Blinds increase after a few rounds.
Bluffing: Making a bet despite not having a good enough hand to bet on. This is done in the hope that someone with a good hand will fold instead of continue with the game.
Call: To make an equal bet to the previous bet.
Check: To pass on making a bet. This can only be done if no bets have been made thus far.
Fold: To resign from the game, giving up the bets you have made in the pot.
Kicker: The highest card used to break ties when multiple players have the same rank of hands.
Raise: To make a bet more than the amount of the previous bet.
Pot: The total amount of bets made.
A deck of cards consists of 52 cards, with 4 distinctive subgroups. Each of these subgroups is recognised by a symbol and are referred to as suits. They consist of Clubs, Spades, Hearts and Diamonds. Each suit contains 13 cards which, generally, are considered in this order, Ace (A), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jacks (J), Queen (Q) and King (K).
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