Texas hold ’em (also hold’em, holdem) is the most popular poker game in the casinos and poker card rooms across the world as well as online. It is a form of poker in which players use five community cards in combination with their two hole cards to form the best five-card hand.

Step 1 – Introduction – Basic rules

Hold’em poker is played with a standard 52 card deck and is normally played using small and big blind bet (forced bets by two players).

The difference between Texas Hold’em and other variants of poker lies in the use of five community cards – by this we mean five cards that are dealt face up on the table and that all players share. Every player receives two cards from the dealer – these are known as hole or pocket cards and this cards make up your starting hand.


Every round of poker starts with each player receiving their two hole cards. The winner is the player who, after several betting rounds, can use his hole cards together with the five community cards to create the best ranked five-card poker hand.