Poker is one of the most famous card games in the world. Although the rules of Poker are simple, it is difficult to become a professional player. Instead of relying on luck, this game requires the strategy and skills of the players to make decisions. There are many different ways to play Poker, but in this article, we will guide you on the most popular way to play Poker.
What is Poker?
Poker, also known as Texas Hold’em, is a type of game that is widely popular in international casinos, and even online casinos in the country. It is another variation of the 52-card deck. Nowadays, the game of Poker is popular worldwide and has advanced into international games such as APPT, APR or WSOP. That's why more and more people are loving and looking for this Poker game.
When Poker was introduced into Vietnam, it was also called Xì Tố or Xì Phé. Poker also uses a deck of 52 cards. In each game of Poker, players will be dealt their own set of cards and then reveal a set of communal cards. Then the betting rounds will begin, where players will bet based on their own cards and strategies. At the end of the final betting round, the remaining players will show their cards to determine the winner. It can be seen that Poker is one of the card games that combines gambling and strategy with many other skills.
Fold: You choose to drop out of the current round and end your participation in the game. For example, when you have a weak hand and no chance of winning.
Bet: You can place the first bet if you are the first player. Then, the other players have to match the amount you bet in order to continue playing.
Raise: After the previous player's bet, in addition to folding, you can increase the amount of money in the pot by raising it (Raise = Previous bet + Amount you want to add). This action shows that you have a strong hand.
All-in: When you bet or raise all the money you have, it's called going all-in. If you go all-in and the game continues, then you just have to watch until the end of the game. In Poker, at the end of the game, the cards are revealed to determine the winner. If you win after going all-in, you will receive the total amount of money in the pot at the time you went all-in.
Call: You put in an amount equal to the previous player's bet to continue playing in the current round.
A Poker game requires at least 2-10 players, depending on the specific format, such as 9, 6 or 2 players in online Poker. The table always has one letter "D" which stands for the Dealer or card dealer. The dealer position rotates to a different player after each round. Each player is dealt 2 face-down cards, followed by 5 community cards that are placed face-up in the middle of the table. A Poker game consists of 4 betting rounds: pre-flop, flop, turn, and river.
After 4 rounds, the player with the best combination of their two cards and the community cards on the table wins the game. In some cases, the game can end when a player bets and all other players fold, making the bettor the winner.
At the end of each betting round, the bets are collected in the pot. A betting round ends when no one wants to place more bets, and the amount of money bet by all players is equal. The winner of the game collects all the money in the pot. If a player goes all-in, they can only win the money in the pot up until the time they went all-in.
How to play Poker in detail and easy to understand
Round 1: Free Flop
The first round of a Poker game begins when players have received their two hole cards. The dealer will start the betting by placing the initial bet, and the player to the left can perform actions such as Call, Raise, or Fold.
The Free Flop round will end when all players have bet the same amount, and no one has raised further.
Round 2: Flop
In this round, three community cards are placed face up in the middle of the table, called the flop. All players can combine their hole cards with the community cards to form the best possible five-card hand. A betting round begins with the first player to the left of the dealer who is still in the game. The options are the same as in the previous round, but players can also choose to check and pass the turn to the next player if no one has bet.
Round 3: Turn
The fourth community card, called the Turn, is placed face up, and players can use it to form their best hand. A betting round follows, and the options are the same as before.
Round 4: River
The fifth and final community card, called the River, is placed face up, and players now have their complete five-card hand. The remaining players will go through a final betting round, and the options are the same as before. At the end of this round, if there is more than one player remaining, they will all reveal their cards (Showdown) to determine who has the strongest hand according to the ranking chart.