How to Play Texas Holdem Poker – The 1st Round of Betting

How to Play Texas Holdem Poker – The 1st Round of Betting


Hi, I’m Martin from Claremonts.com. What we’re goona do now is we’re going to learn how to play the
game
of Texas Holdem Poker. Texas Holdem, it’s
been a big booming game hasn’t it in the
Internet era?
And you can be a big part of it and the
best thing to do is to learn how to play
it properly,
before you start playing the game that’s what
I’m here to do. I’m gonna teach you the
fundamentals
of Texas Hold’ Em Poker.
What is it? I’ts a game of Poker against
other players,
eventually theres gonna be seven cards in play. Two are kind of secretive, they’re your
own cards.
Five cards layed out across the middle here and
the best player, the one with the strongest
hand will win and I’ll talk you through it.
You can see on the table here you’ve got
something called a dealer button, you’ll see
this when your playing online.
Everybody takes their turn to be dealer, the dealer button will move around after every
hand
so everyone takes their turn. To the left
of the dealer,
that’s the person who starts the betting of
in every single hand,
they’re called the small blind. That will be,
in this case, here’s the dealer. To the dealer’s
left, here’s your small blind, to
their left
is what we call the the big blind. So what are the
blinds? The blinds, they’re
the things that start the action going, they’re the things that, they’re
compulsory bets so that we’ve got
some action, we’ve got some betting to start every
hand off. In this case, we’ll say the small
blind is one of these
$5 chips here or £5 chips.
So the small blind to the dealers left will be
five,
and the big blind has to be twice as
much. So in this case, we’ll call this, this is what we
call a 5-10 game, the 5 being the small blind, the 10 being the big blind.
You’ll see games of all different levels on the
website. This will be a 5-10 game this case.
Five blind, 10 big blind. So that’s started our betting going hasn’t it?
What happens next? We’ve got our table set, we’ve got our players.
We have the cards dealt out initially. You have just 2 cards each so
out come the cards. We’ll have three
players playing in this example.
Two cards to each player. And the players,

as the cards go over the line there, will have a little look at their cards, a little think, have they made a good
start to the
hand. We’ve got the betting started so we’ve gone small blind here, we’ve
got the big blind here would say the
action,
the next person to act in the hand is
again, as it moves round clockwise, the player
to the left here. So we’ve got the small blind and the big blind, so what does
the player here have to do next?
Well, the action is now 10, that’s him out of the bet,
so they’ve now got three different choices. Very common
term in the world Poker are these three
phrases;
They are to fold, they are to call and they are to raise.
So lets go through the three different options that the player in the third position here in
this example.
If he folds, that’s pretty straight forward, he
looks his cards, he sees that the betting is
10 and he thinks “Oh, that ones too expensive,
I don’t have a very strong hand,
discretion is the better part of valor,
i’m gonna fold my hand.”
So, the cards will be folded, nothing ventured,
you can actually have many hands in
Poker
where you don’t lose any money in the game. Quite nice.
.There’s a second option, is to call, to think “Well, I’m not doing too badly,
but I don’t want to commit too
much to the hand”. To call
at this stage, would be just to match the bet which was 10 there,
The bet will again be 10 more. If he does
that, the action keeps moving around in a
clockwise direction until it comes to the next player. The third
option is to raise. Now raising is when you
add money to the pot, you build it up. You possibly call it by playing aggressively,
an aggressive player does a lot of raising
and to raise you have to double the
amount
that’s been bet previously. Here the
amount is 10,
so if the player in the third box was going to
raise, the minimum he would be able to do that
would be 20.
He couldn’t bet 15, that wouldn’t be allowed.
You have to double it up. So, he can bet 20 or
more.
So we’ll say he’s bet 20, the action then
moves round the table,
the player in the box here, he has to now have 20 committed to the pot.
He’s got 5, we’ll put him in for 20 and we’ll
move the action round the next part to his
left,
he’s again got the same options, he’s
committed for 10, the bets 20,
he can fold, he can call it at 20 or he
can raise it again.
We’ll put him in for a call. At this stage,
everyone’s got the same amount committed to the pot, that’s when the round of betting ends
and all the money, goes as we say, into the pot that’s going to be played out at the end. So that’s the end of the first round of betting.

15 thoughts on “How to Play Texas Holdem Poker – The 1st Round of Betting”

  1. I have a question…if the BIG blind only calls & 3rd, 4th ect… players only call (10) can the small blind stay in with (5)?….or does he/she have to raise his/her original (5) bet to (10)…if he/she wishes to stay in the action?

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  3. I love watching you're videos I start my new career as a trainee poker dealer next month you're videos are very helpful

  4. The one with small blind if he puts 5 and big blind is 10 and was raised to 20. How much does he put on top like 15 to match the 20 or 10 cause small bind is consider 10 ?

  5. smacking sound noise!! AND NOT putting the chips over the betting line.. makes me wanne punch him.. this kind of people just do this shit just the fuck !! and he's gay!!

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