Texas Holdem Poker has become the most popular of the poker games being played today. If you have ever watched the World Series of Poker Finale you have seen this game played by some of the best players there are in the world.
Texas Holdem is actually a variation of 7 card stud poker; the variant has a community card pool called “the board.” Unlike games that give you one card face up and one card face down, in Holdem the starting two cards poker hand is made of face-down cards, this is why the betting is rotated clockwise after each poker hand. Most casinos online and offline use a “dealer button” and “blinds” to designate who bets. The dealer button is simply a round disk that has the word ‘dealer’ written on it. Blinds are forced bets made by the first two players to the left of the dealer button. The blinds posted in limit games are set at amounts that are 1/2 of the table stakes for the small blind while the big blind is double the small blind. The blinds in a Rs.500 – Rs.1000 game would have to be Rs.250 and Rs.500.
This is a game that requires players to bet on the values of their cards. You are essentially saying, “My cards are better than the rest of the players”. You show how much faith you have in your cards by the amount that you bet. Now, this is just the way it goes, because sometimes a player will have a bad hand and bet as if he is holding the Royal Flush, this is called a bluff and is perfectly legal in Texas Holdem Poker. The minimum bet in No Limit Holdem is the same as the size of the big blind, but players can always bet as much as they want, up to all of their chips.
Minimum raise: In No Limit Holdem, the raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets Rs.250 then the second player must raise a minimum of Rs.250 (total bet of Rs.500).
Maximum raise: The size of your stack (your chips on the table).
In No Limit Holdem, there is no ‘cap’ or no limit on the number of raises allowed.