Poker for beginners guide: Variations of poker
Before we look at the rules of poker we will look at the different variations of poker. Poker is a family of many games the most common and the one we will mostly refer to in this poker guide is Texas Holdem. There are other variations such as Omaha hi omaha low, 5 card draw,stud, razz and many more. However the most popular one is holdem and then probably draw.
Poker for beginners guide: rules of poker
As with virtually all poker games the object of the game is to make the most money. This can be done by showing down the best hand or making your oponnent fold normally by bluffing. Most hands in poker are generally made up with 5 cards.
Poker for beginners guide: first things first
Firstly in Texas holdem a dealer is nominated, the person sitting to his left is the small blind, then the person to his left is the big blind. The blinds are there just to make everyone p
lay its like an entry fee to each round and it is passed around the table each new round. The big blind is the minimum bet and the small blind is half that i.e. 10$ and 5$.
Poker for beginners guide: preflop
Everyone is dealt two cards face down and a round of betting will begin starting with the person left of the big blind. He can either raise the big blind, call the big blind or fold.
Poker for beginners guide: the flop
After everyone makes their turn the dealer will then deal the flop which contains 3 cards. You can now use these 3 cards with your 2 cards to make a hand.A round of betting will begin again starting with the person left of the dealer who can either check, which passes his turn to the next person or bet.