As many of the world knows, Texas Hold'em is becoming more and more popular. Every day you turn on the TV and see stars playing for hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes millions in the Texas Hold'em Poker game Tournaments. This is what brings us to the basic fundamentals. How do you play this game? It is actually very simple. What you have is up to 10 players. Each player will start with 2 hole poker games. These are 2 poker games that will be dealt face down. There are 3 rounds of community poker games in Texas Hold'em Poker game also. The community poker games will be dealt face up. The best five poker game hand using any combination of the two hole cards and the five community cards is the winner. This is not to be confused with Omaha which you can only use 3 out of the 5 community cards on the table. In hold'em, you can use as many community cards as you like. So let's begin. Each round begins with a small blind and a big blind and a round of betting. During that round, you can either " call " which means you will put the same amount of chips that have been bet before you, you can " raise " which means you can bet more than the others before you, or you can fold. If the round goes the whole way around back to the big blind with no raises, he has the option to "check" which means that he does not want to raise the bet.
The dealer will now put out the " flop " which is the first 3 community cards. There is another round of betting. Next is the turn with a round of betting, and then the river with a round of betting. Whoever has the best hand at the end of the game wins the pot. There are many poker game players who say that they watch the other players from the side when they themselves are not in the pot. While this may seem like great advice, it is very incomplete. There is a missing element when you are watching and not playing. That element is you. How are the other players reacting to you? Tip #1 Sitting back and watching another player may suggest that a tight strategy is being adopted. But the way your opponent reacts to you during the play of your hand may then reveal that of a looser and more aggressive player. It also helps you to see how he understands your game plan so that you have the opportunity to change the game plan during your course of play.
By sitting back and collecting information about how the others are playing their game, you are supposing that these same players will play the same way against you. That is not always the case. They may play their game completely differently against you than what you observed against the other players. Observing from the side may not be giving you enough information on how different players may react to you. It is best to get involved and watch how those same players react to your specific strategy