One of the most popular card games being played in the world is poker and depending on where you are, it is being played within or without the law. Because of the gaining popularity the game has, casinos and clubs have begun to hold poker nights to allow people out to play and meet others who enjoy the game.
For those who don’t know the game or those who would like to learn how to play poker it can be hard to understand what is going on. Like most games, poker is made up of a52-card deck and a 52-card deck is shuffled. A small plastic disc is put on the top of the deck and called the button. This button is sometimes called the ‘cut card’ and is placed in the middle of the deck where it can be seen by all players.
The dealer shuffles the deck, which should be done by the fastest method (most casinos use amortar method) the dealer puts the deck in the center of the draw poker deck and shuffles the cards. He then lays the cards face down on the table that are taken by the player.
Now the players are ready to try their hand at the game. Each player will take a turn at the poker table, beginning with the ones on the immediate left of the dealer, each player will then call the big blind or the money amount bet. Big blind is bet by the poker player with the smallest amount.
After the flop or the first round of betting is done, a burn card is discarded. A burn card is taken from the deck to prevent cheating or second dealing.
During the second round of betting, another burn card is taken and the ‘third street’ begins. Betting happens again after this. The final card, the ‘fourth street’ is then dealt and the game is complete.
The player with the best poker hand wins the game and the pot, the player with the worst poker hand loses the game.
How to play poker?
How to play poker? Your cards should be the best five-card hand you can make from the cards at your disposal. The ideal situation is to be holding two hole cards and three community cards, this increases your odds of winning greatly.
Make a big raise at the beginning of the game. If the other players at the table are in the same position, they will most likely fold. That’s because they don’t want to share the pot or they are hoping they will be the one to make a hand, so if they have any cards that equal your hand, they will probably fold also.
So therefore it’s important to raise in late position when holding a monster, this way you will invite many callers and as a result you will probably get a check from someone.
The flop is the next stage in which you need to play aggressive. In Pot Limit warn your opponents if you have a dangerous hand. In No Limit, you should be aggressive and bully players without pots.
After the flop is dealt, you should bet if you think your hand has a good chance of winning. If you have only a pair and no more than two other players in the game, you shouldn’t bet unless you have made a very large raise.
The reason for this is that you need to make your opponents pay for their draws. If a player wants to stay in the game, there is no reason for him to fold unless he has a huge hand. The longer your opponents stay in the game, the more likely it is for them to have a better hand.
After the game is over, you will have a much better feel of your own playing style. Now you can use your new found skills to win more pots and make more money. Try playing in lower limit games first, so you learn the aggressive style before playing in real money games.