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Poker Rules

Adda52 offers the most popular variants of Community Card Poker- Texas hold’em and Omaha. While we the No Limit version of Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit variant of Omaha are up for play on our site, the poker rules for both remain quite similar. Both these poker games begin with a forced wager where all poker players compete for a pot.

Poker Games Rules: Learn Basic Rules of poker at Adda52

Adda52 has its own customized poker game software with some of the best features in the poker industry. Some of the poker rules which players should know while playing the games at Adda52 are as below-

  1. Rake Rules- While playing poker games on Adda52, a fee is deducted from each game by the house. This nominal fee icalled the Rake is in accordance(or lesser) with international poker sites and is the industry norm. Rake charged varies in the various formats of cash games, tournaments and Sit and Go’s. You can read about detailed Rake Rules here.
  2. Turn Time- Turn Time is the time given to a player to complete his turn. This time varies across table.
  3. Disconnection- The website is not liable if a player gets disconnected or loses network during game play. A players internet connectivity is his own problem and he is liable for any loss incurred because of the same. But to try to keep the player’s interest in mind, Adda52 has formulated certain rules that go about providing some protection to a player if he gets disconnected.
  4. Table Stakes Rules- All games on Adda52 are played at "table stakes", meaning only the chips in play at the beginning of each hand can be used to bet and raise during the hand. A player cannot add more chips to his stack when between a game. If a player doesn’t have enough chips to match a bet, then the poker feature of ‘All In’ comes into play. He is then eligible for that portion of the pot up to the point of his last wager.
  5. Side Pot Rules-In a poker game where multiple players are playing a game and some of them are ‘All-in’ with their respective varying stacks, then there would be a situation where the bet has risen beyond the All in stake. This gives rise to a side pot. For example- with three players in a game, Player A, with a large stack, opens the betting round for 20. Player B only has 10. She calls the 10, going all in. Player C has 30, and thus can either call the full 20, re-raise to 30, or fold. Player C decides to "re-raise all-in" by betting his remaining stake. The bet is now 10 to Player A, who calls. Player A is the only player at the table with a remaining stack; he may not make any further bets in this hand. Because Player B can only win 10 from each of the other two players' 30 bets, thus 10 is taken from all players' bets and the 30 total is placed in the main pot. The 40 remaining, for which Players A and C are separately contesting, goes in a side pot. As no further bets can be made, the hand is now dealt to completion. Upon Showdown If Player B has the best hand overall she wins the main pot. Player A has the second-best hand, and wins the side pot. Player C loses the hand, and must "re-buy" if he wishes to be dealt in on subsequent hands. On the contrary if either Player A or C had the best over all hand then they would’ve taken both the Main as well as Side pot since they were contesting for both.
  6. Ratholing- A common practice that is seen amongst poker players is the act of exiting or taking a portion of their stack after winning a big pot. This is called Ratholing in poker and is disallowed at Adda52. It is unethical in poker to leave after winning a big pot, hedge some portion of the winnings and join the poker table back with lesser chips thus banking a few in their bankroll. To eliminate this practise, Adda52 has put some measures in place. Any player who leaves a table with a stack bigger than the table maximum buy-in cannot join back that table with a lesser stack than the maximum buy-in or his previous stack (whichever is more) before 20 mins. For example- If Player A joined a tables with buy-in 1000/4000 with 2000 chips and won another 3000 chips and decides to get up then cannot re-join that table with less than his new stack of 5000 chips for atleast 20 minutes.
  7. Top Up- Top up is a feature provided to poker players who like to maintain a certain playing bankroll. If a player checks the auto top up button, then before each hand, his stack will be replenished to the maximum buy-in of that table. A player can manually choose to top up and the amount he tops up to will show after the end of any ongoing hand.
  8. Mucking and Teasing- All the non-folded players who have gone till the showdown have the option to not show their cards to the winner(Mucking) and other players on the table. However, the winner does not have this option as well as all the players who have gone all-in also do not have this option. Teasing is a feature wherein a winner can show either his one card or both the cards to all the other players who have folded before showdown. The teasing feature can only be used before showdown and by the active player only after other players have folded.
  9. Run it Twice- If all the players in a game have gone all-in and all these players have selected ‘Multirun’ in the preferences, then all the community cards will be opened twice. As of now, this feature is only for Texas Hold’em. Some Specific Criteria for Multirun:
    • No further betting is possible by any player.
    • All the players who are still involved in the hand must have enabled ‘multirun’.
    • The money distribution will be normal as in split pot case that occurs in normal Poker game.
  10. Seat Preference- If there is a particular seat that you like to sit on a poker table, then adda52 gives you the option to choose that seat and the table will accordingly rotate to suit you.
  11. Chat- during game play, players can chat about the game and hold a healthy conversation. Certain types of chat not permitted include abuse, begging for chips, spamming, flooding, commercial activity, hand discussion leading to colluding, phishing. We understand that there may be players who wish to play poker in peace and thus there is an option to mute chat and also mute a few players. You can also report players indulging in malicious chat.
  12. Player Notes- During game play, there is a feature to take player notes. Any player if he feels fit can take down notes on a particular players game play if he feels noting the same will help him make informed decisions later in the game.

Texas Hold’em Poker Rules

Texas Hold’em poker is currently the most played poker game in the world with its No Limit version being most popular. Adda52 also offers No Limit Texas Hold’em poker to its Indian poker players keeping its popularity in mind. In this section you can learn the basic rules of No Limit Texas Hold’em. For a complete understanding of how to play poker you can click here for reading and try playing Freeroll Games on Adda52 for a more practical understanding.

Basics of No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker

In No Limit Texas Hold'em, each player is dealt two cards (known as ‘hole cards’) that belong to them alone. Five community cards are dealt face-up in three rounds which collectively form the ‘board’. All players in the game can use these five shared community cards with their own hole cards to each make their best possible five-card poker hand. In No Limit Texas Hold'em, a player may use any combination of the seven cards available to make the best possible five-card poker hand, using zero, one or two of their private hole cards.

The minimum bet in a No Limit Texas Hold'em game is the same as the size of the big blind but there is no restriction on the amount they wish to bet. Players can always bet as much more as they want which can go up to all of their chips.?

Minimum raise: In No Limit Texas Hold'em, the raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. For example, if the first player to act bets 10 then the second player must raise a minimum of 10 making it a total bet of 20.

Maximum raise: By the whole nature of No Limit Texas Hold’em there is ‘no limit’ on the maximum raise. This implies that the maximum raise can go up to the size of your stack (your chips on the table).??In No Limit Hold'em, there is no ‘cap’ on the number of raises allowed.

Omaha Poker Rules

In India, after No Limit Texas Hold’em Omaha Poker is the most played game both online as well as offline. Omaha Poker is to a certain extent derived from Texas Hold’em itself. In Omaha Poker, each player is dealt four cards (known as ‘hole cards’) that belong to them alone. Five community cards are dealt face-up in three rounds which collectively form the ‘board’. All players in the game have to use two and only two of their hole cards and exactly three from the five shared community cards to make their best possible five-card poker hand. The other poker rules remain the same as Texas Hold’em in Omaha poker.

  1. Basics of Pot Limit Omaha Poker
  2. Omaha Poker has 3 broad types-
    • Pot Limit Omaha Poker
    • No Limit Omaha Poker
    • Fixed Limit Omaha Poker

Currently at Adda52 we offer Pot Limit Omaha(PLO) which is also the most popular form of Omaha poker. In Pot Limit Omaha Poker most of the game rules are the same as described for Texas Hold’em previously with the following few exceptions-

Similar to Texas Hold’em, the minimum bet in Pot Limit Omaha is the same as the size of the big blind, but players can always bet up to the size of the pot.??

Minimum raise: 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 5 then the second player must raise a minimum of 5 (total bet of 10).

Maximum raise: While the minimum raise in PLO is same as Texas Hold’em , it is the maximum raise where the difference arises. The maximum raise can only be done equal to the size of the pot. The size of the pot is the total amount of the active pot, plus all bets on the table, plus the amount the active player must first call before raising.? Example: If the size of the pot is 100, and no one has bet in that particular betting round, a player may bet a maximum of 100. As action proceeds to the next player clockwise, that player can either fold, call 100, or raise any amount between the minimum (100 more) and the maximum. For this player the maximum bet will be 400. To explain this- the raiser would first need to call 100, thus bringing the pot size to 300, and then raise 300 more, making a total bet of 400.??In Pot Limit Omaha just like Texas Hold’em there is no ‘cap’ on the number of raises allowed.

 
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