Texas HoldemHow to Play Texas Hold'em

In Texas Hold'em, players receive two downcards as their personal hand (holecards), after which there is a round of betting. Three boardcards are turned simultaneously (called the flop) and another round of betting occurs. The next two boardcards are turned one at a time, with a round of betting after each card. The boardcards are community cards, and a player may use any five-card combination from among the board and personal cards. A player may even use all of the boardcards and no personal cards to form a hand (play the board). A dealer button is used. The usual structure is to use two blinds, but it is possible to play the game with one blind, multiple blinds, an ante, or combination of blinds plus an ante.

Object: The best possible five card poker hand, using any combination of hole cards and community cards, wins the pot.

Betting Rounds:
1. The dealer deals each player their own two cards face-down (pocket cards)
2. 1st betting round
3.  The dealer burns a card then turns over three community cards face-up(the flop)
4. 2nd betting round
5. The dealer burns another card then turns over 1 more community card (the turn, 4th street)
6. 3rd betting round
7. The dealer burns another card then turns over 1 final community card (the river, 5th street)
8. Last betting round
9. Showdown (Every remaining player shows hand with bettor showing first)

All remaining players must use one of the following choices at the showdown:
    Two pocket cards and three boardcards
    One pocket card and four boardcards
    No pocket cards and five boardcards (called playing the board)