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Best Texas Holdem advice from Daniel Negreanu poker expert and 6 time WSOP winner.
How to play late stage strategy in a Texas Holdem Tournament
by Daniel Negreanu
Texas Hold'em is a popular variation of the card game of poker.
The game consists of two cards being dealt face down to each player and then five community cards being placed face-up.
The dealer starts by dealing a series of three cards face up, called the Flop.
The dealer then deals another card face up, called the Turn.
The dealer then deals another card face up, called the River.
Players have the option to check, bet, or fold after each deal, or in other words a total of four betting rounds after the first two cards, then after the tree cards face up, then after the fourth card face up and then after the fifth card face up.
The objective is to have the best five-card hand at the end using any of your cards or none of your two cards with the five cards on the table face up.
The player who makes the best hand wins the pot.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to play Texas Hold'em
1. Each player is dealt two hole cards (face-down)
2. A round of betting begins
3. The dealer deals the flop, which are three community cards placed face-up on the board
4. Another round of betting takes place
5. The dealer deals the turn, which is a fourth community card placed face-up on the board
6. Another round of betting takes place
7. The dealer deals the river, which is a fifth and final community card placed face-up on the board
8. The final round of betting takes place
9. A showdown occurs if more than one player remains, and the player with the best hand wins the pot
Note: The betting rounds are different based on the rules of the particular game.
There are three types of Texas Hold'em Games
1. Cash Game: where the player can start with a minimum designated amount of chips and add chips as necessary along the way and then can quit and take their chips at any time of play.
2. Single Table Elimination Game (Sit & Go): It is a single table Texas Hold'em Tournament. Usually the top two or top three places get paid.
3. Multi-Table Elimination Tournament (Limit / Pot Limit / No Limit). The most popular Multi-Table Tournament is the No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament.
How does the betting work in Texas Hold'em?
1. Right after you get your two personal cards and before any community cards are revealed (referred to as pre-flop betting round)
2. After the first three community cards are revealed. The first three cards revealed are called the flop.
3. After the fourth community card is revealed. The fourth card revealed is called "the turn".
4. After the fifth community card is revealed. The fifth card revealed is called "the river".
You get two cards and then five community cards are revealed and you have to make the best 5 card poker hand from the 7 cards you see
There is a lot of strategy as it relates to betting and raising during a given hand depending on the type of Texas Hold'em game being played (Limit / Pot Limit / No Limit).
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