How To Play Poker For Beginners- The Basics of No Limit Hold’em Strategy

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

This is an article aimed at explaining the basics of how you can play a game of poker including some great beginner strategy. Never feel unsure of what you can or can't do when playing your next game. You will become familiar with key terms and definitions, when it's your turn to make your move, and what you can do when it is your turn. This is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn the basics of how Texas Hold'em works and the basic strategy behind the game.


I've also thrown in some Top Tips throughout the article, these are techniques that you can start doing in your game to improve your play immediately!

 

Contents

What is No limit Texas Hold'em

Which Hands Win

How a Hand is Played

Important Positions on the Table

When Is It My Turn?

What Can I Do Preflop

What Can I Do Postflop

How Do I Win A Hand

Advice For Beginners

 

What is No Limit Texas Hold’em

Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variation played in the world. Players compete to make the highest value poker hand at the end of a final betting round. The player with the highest hand will win the pot. The pot is the total cash or chips that players contribute to over the course of the hand. There are 4 betting rounds in a poker hand, a game of poker can last any number of hands.


Each hand is started by dealing each player 2 cards. These individual cards are private and are often referred to as hole cards. Players will use their hole cards and 5 community cards to make the best poker hand when the final round of betting is over. The community cards are visible to all players and revealed in order with the rules after each round of betting.

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