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An introduction to the Texas holdem


The World Series of Poker (WSOP) started as early as in 1970s that saw huge excitement among masses eager to try their fortunes at such occasions with some lucky winners getting rich at an instant. The concept was contributed by Benny Binion who arranged the maiden tournament at the Horseshoe Casino where the top 7 poker players across the world tried their luck. The chief sponsor of the event was Caesars Entertainment also called the Harrah’s Entertainment previously.

With the progression of time the craze and the prize money has increased manifold inspiring many organizers to introduce the world series of poker online. The world series of poker online came into being during the 21st century with some Christopher B Moneymaker of American origin, who participated in the event and attempted to bet in the Texas holdem card game became the winner of the prize money in 2003. Texas holdem, the four round betting card games, is the most popular card poker game and with the advent of the online version of the game evolved the participation of betting game addicts around the world.

Some of the major popular games that catch the attention of the players at the world series of poker online are Razz, Seven Card Stud, Texas holdem, Omaha High-low Split etc. Out of all these games, the Texas holdem card poker games attract huge amounts of participants due to its interesting rules and popularity. It popularity has earned it a decent position starting its journey from the participation of road gamblers to online gamers. After witnessing prize money winners at the world series of poker online every year the popularity of the texas holdem has crossed the Seven Card Stud.

There are many poker gaming sites that provide the option to play the Texas holdem online safe and hassle free such as 888poker, William Hill Poker, Poker Stars, Party Poker, PKR and many more. All these sites are on their way to lure the customers with handsome bonus packages ranging between 100% to as much as 250% depending upon the sign-up amount. For instance, 888poker provides 100% sign-up bonus for amount up to $888, William Hill Poker (200% for $2000) etc. Some sites also distribute exclusive lucrative offers to boost the players to their sites.

Texas holdem is the gaming concept where the players can apply manifold strategies to win the bets. This community card game has turned many players into millionaires overnight. The players excelling the art of developing the right collection of best hand cards, using the two unrevealed and five revealed cards available to make the bets, can win decent amounts. The game is inaugurated by the dealer who shuffles the cards and distribute two cards to each player that have faces downwards and the five revealed cards are places for players on the table. The two players to the left of the dealer place the small and the blind bets. However, the first player to the left has the choice to call raise or fold.

The main trick in Texas holdem is to maintain the peace of mind and take correct decisions playing the hands prior to the flop (the term to describe the first three of the community cards that are revealed). The player should be properly acquainted with the terms used in the game.


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