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Texas hold 'em (also hold'em , holdem ) is the most popular poker game in the casinos and poker card rooms across North America and Europe.Hold 'em is a community card game where each player may use any combination of the five community cards and the player's own two hole cards to make a poker hand, in contrast to poker variants like stud or draw where each player holds a separate individual hand


There are two situations – Pre- Flop and Post- Flop.

•  In Pre-Flop, you should fold, or if you are in the big blind you should check, if your cards are not ‘connectors', ‘suited', ‘wired', ‘small gaps', and when the values are eight and lower. Your chances of catching a good hand are slim to none.

•  In case of a Post Flop, after the flop you want your hand to get better. If you began with a monster pair like two kings or two aces and the flop did not improve your hand, you're probably still okay to play. Or else, you're hoping to move up to two pair or three of a kind to feel pretty strong with your hand. If you have top pair, for instance, if the flop is king, 10, 2 and you started with a king and a five, and then you might be doing pretty good. If you are dealing with a big raise or a big bet and your hand did not improve, you should likely fold. Chasing after a poker hand that entails five cards to make, such as a flush or a straight, is a good way to lose money. If you were lucky enough to make a flush or a straight with the flop cards and your pocket cards then you should bet very aggressively.

From here on you would begin to learn the intricacies of the game as you play. Keeping these basic strategies in mind will certainly help you hold onto your money, and make a little more, while you

Types of Cards:

Connectors are two cards that are next to each other in numerical order. These are quite nice because they are the basis of a straight. Low value connectors are not thought as good, naturally,

Suited cards are two cards are of same suit, for instance, two spades. They form the base of a flush hand.

Suited Connectors are both suited and connectors. Six and Seven of diamonds are the

Examples of suited connectors, which make the foundation for either a flush or a straight; or even a straight flush, the highest valued hand.

In Small Gap Cards, Gap refers to the number of spaces between the two cards you hold. If you have a king and a jack you have one gap, which is not bad. If you have a king and a five you have seven gaps, which is really bad. High value cards, such as 10 and up, that have small gaps between them are thus good starting hands.


•  Make sure you learn the best starting hands in Texas Hold'em poker as well as the worst starting hands to play.

•  Once you've got the basics of how to play, make sure to understand your position at the table can help.

•  It's always a good idea to follow good poker tips.

•  It is also always smart to follow these top 10 tips to make you a better poker player.


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