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Date: 08 Jan 2009 12:59:06
From: JohnnyRothman
Subject: A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Hold Em Poker
Hold em poker, also called Texas Hold'em Poker is the hottest poker game
on television, in the land-based casinos and in on-line poker rooms. And
there’s a good reason – it’s fast and fun.

When you are watching a game, it can all seem so confusing. But hold em
poker really is nothing more than the game of poker, after all, with a few
twists. Here are the basics of game play:


• Each hold em poker player gets a turn as the dealer. That position,
called the button, is rotated clockwise after the end of every hand.

• The two players to the left of the button are called the small blind and
the big blind. They are the only players who have to ante up before the
cards are dealt. As the button position rotates, so do these two positions.

• Each player receives two face down cards. These are called the hole
cards.

• After the first round is dealt, the player seated to the left of the big
blind is the first to bet. Betting continues clockwise around the table.

• After the first betting round ends, the dealer puts three community
cards face-up in the middle of the table. This is what’s known as the
flop.

• The next round of betting begins after the flop, starting with the
player seated to the left of the button.

• Once betting is completed, the dealer places a fourth community card in
the middle of the table. This is called the turn.

• A third round of betting begins with the player sitting to the left of
the button. Bets are doubled during this phase.

• After this round of betting ends, a fifth community card is placed face
up in the middle of the table. This is called the river.

• The fourth and final round of betting commences with the first remaining
poker player seated to the left of the button and continues clockwise.

• After this round, the remaining players use their hole cards, in
conjunction with the community cards, to make their best 5-card hand and
the winner is revealed.


So, as you can see, there isn’t a whole lot you need to learn how to play,
but it could takes years to hone your skills enough to be a consistent
winner of hold em poker.

Johnny "JR" Rothman
http://www.holdem-news.com

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Date: 09 Jan 2009 05:35:13
From: MMelia
Subject: Re: A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Hold Em Poker
On Jan 8 2009 3:59 PM, JohnnyRothman wrote:

> Hold em poker, also called Texas Hold'em Poker is the hottest poker game
> on television, in the land-based casinos and in on-line poker rooms. And
> there’s a good reason – it’s fast and fun.
>
> When you are watching a game, it can all seem so confusing. But hold em
> poker really is nothing more than the game of poker, after all, with a few
> twists. Here are the basics of game play:
>
>
> • Each hold em poker player gets a turn as the dealer. That position,
> called the button, is rotated clockwise after the end of every hand.
>
> • The two players to the left of the button are called the small blind and
> the big blind. They are the only players who have to ante up before the
> cards are dealt. As the button position rotates, so do these two positions.
>
> • Each player receives two face down cards. These are called the hole
> cards.
>
> • After the first round is dealt, the player seated to the left of the big
> blind is the first to bet. Betting continues clockwise around the table.
>
> • After the first betting round ends, the dealer puts three community
> cards face-up in the middle of the table. This is what’s known as the
> flop.
>
> • The next round of betting begins after the flop, starting with the
> player seated to the left of the button.
>
> • Once betting is completed, the dealer places a fourth community card in
> the middle of the table. This is called the turn.
>
> • A third round of betting begins with the player sitting to the left of
> the button. Bets are doubled during this phase.
>
> • After this round of betting ends, a fifth community card is placed face
> up in the middle of the table. This is called the river.
>
> • The fourth and final round of betting commences with the first remaining
> poker player seated to the left of the button and continues clockwise.
>
> • After this round, the remaining players use their hole cards, in
> conjunction with the community cards, to make their best 5-card hand and
> the winner is revealed.
>
>
> So, as you can see, there isn’t a whole lot you need to learn how to play,
> but it could takes years to hone your skills enough to be a consistent
> winner of hold em poker.
>
> Johnny "JR" Rothman
> http://www.holdem-news.com

Awesome man! Off to the WSOP I go.

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Date: 08 Jan 2009 13:08:11
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Hold Em Poker
On Jan 8 2009 3:59 PM, JohnnyRothman wrote:

> Hold em poker, also called Texas Hold'em Poker is the hottest poker game
> on television, in the land-based casinos and in on-line poker rooms. And
> there’s a good reason – it’s fast and fun.
>
> When you are watching a game, it can all seem so confusing. But hold em
> poker really is nothing more than the game of poker, after all, with a few
> twists. Here are the basics of game play:
>
>
> • Each hold em poker player gets a turn as the dealer. That position,
> called the button, is rotated clockwise after the end of every hand.
>
> • The two players to the left of the button are called the small blind and
> the big blind. They are the only players who have to ante up before the
> cards are dealt. As the button position rotates, so do these two positions.
>
> • Each player receives two face down cards. These are called the hole
> cards.
>
> • After the first round is dealt, the player seated to the left of the big
> blind is the first to bet. Betting continues clockwise around the table.
>
> • After the first betting round ends, the dealer puts three community
> cards face-up in the middle of the table. This is what’s known as the
> flop.
>
> • The next round of betting begins after the flop, starting with the
> player seated to the left of the button.
>
> • Once betting is completed, the dealer places a fourth community card in
> the middle of the table. This is called the turn.
>
> • A third round of betting begins with the player sitting to the left of
> the button. Bets are doubled during this phase.
>
> • After this round of betting ends, a fifth community card is placed face
> up in the middle of the table. This is called the river.
>
> • The fourth and final round of betting commences with the first remaining
> poker player seated to the left of the button and continues clockwise.
>
> • After this round, the remaining players use their hole cards, in
> conjunction with the community cards, to make their best 5-card hand and
> the winner is revealed.
>
>
> So, as you can see, there isn’t a whole lot you need to learn how to play,
> but it could takes years to hone your skills enough to be a consistent
> winner of hold em poker.
>
> Johnny "JR" Rothman
> http://www.holdem-news.com

Thanks We were all here waiting for someone to finally post that. now we
can start playing this Poker thing you talk about.

Chris

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