Texas holdem is a community card game where the player has to support to form a hand by reading the community cards against his pocket cards.
Playing the pre-flop very carefully is important in Texas holdem poker. In the pre-flop round the big blind is the highest bet for any player to start with. The player who is to act can to the following:-
• If they have an unbeatable hand or strong hand or medium hand they can choose to call the big blind.
• The players who have a weak hand with negligible chance of winning can better fold than risk.
• After a single round of betting is over before the round closes, any player can raise or re-raise the bet size in that round based on calculating odds and tells after seeing each player call or fold.
• When the betting turn comes to the big blind in Texas holdem, if there has not been any raise they can simply check meaning they need not put any money in the pot.
• If one player has contributed to a raise in a single round, they cannot re-raise the same bet unless someone else has caused a re-raise on his bet.
• The pre-flop Texas holdem round stops after every player has called, raised or folded.
The rounds following the pre-flop are the community card round where the community cards are reveled. The betting pattern of call, raise and re-raise is similar to the pre-flop, except that in these rounds player will determine their betting based on reading their hand against the community cards.
• In the flop 3 upward cards are dealt followed by a burn, mostly in this round medium hands tend to decide to fold if there is no improvement after seeing the 3 community cards.
• If the middle hand tends to improve in the flop they proceed with betting; there is also a chance that the strong hands get trapped in the community card becoming undecided followed by the betting or folding.
Following the flop, there is a turn and the river. Players remaining play to their best based on odds and tells and hands and the winner split the pot.
Summing up, two pocket cards in pre-flop round, 3 upward in flop, one face up in the turn and river. Pot split per variation rules!