Top Reasons to Play Texas Holdem Poker

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Top Reasons to Play Texas Holdem Poker

It is easier to play Texas Holdem than some of the other poker variants because in Texas Holdem everyone is using the same cards with the exception of their hole cards to make the best hand.

Texas Holdem makes bluffing much harder because by placing all the cards you can use to make your winning hand in a communal pile for everyone to use; the only thing you have to make a different hand from everyone else’s is 2 hole cards dealt at the beginning of the hand. The game is also harder to bluff because you are able to watch the eyes of the other players as the communal cards are exposed. Without lots of practice you can watch and get a feel from who has what cards by watching them look at the cards. Even if their faces do not give away their hands, their eyes will. Most players tend to focus on cards they may be able to use. You can also tell what they have by their lack of reactions to other cards, if a player dismisses a card immediately you can determine what kind of hand he may be holding.

Because of the way the betting is structured in Texas Holdem Poker it is easy for the pots to grow very large and you can eliminate other players and win big money in a short period of time. The game is broken down into 4 rounds and after each round is the opportunity to bet again, this is how the pots grow large very fast especially in a no limit Texas Holdem Poker game.

The advantage of playing the most popular poker variant is that it is easier to find people who play Texas Holdem and you will have a bigger selection of players to choose from. Playing against people who play at your skill level or better makes the game more of a challenge and therefore more exciting.

I cannot even begin to tell you why Texas Holdem is so popular, but I can explain its continued popularity and growth. It is simple really, the more people who play the more interest in the game grows. Now we have online poker rooms and many Texas Holdem based TV shows spreading the game to many people who would never have otherwise heard of the game. Texas Holdem has more professional players then any other casino game played today. Some pro’s even get very lucrative sponsorship deals which earn them millions of dollars every year just for having a sponsors name on their shirt while they play the game.

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