Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Facebook Texas Holdem Best Winning Hands

When all is said and done the best hand at the end usually wins, unless someone has bluffed their way to a win. For people just starting out here are the best winning hands listed from best down.

Royal Flush - From 10 to Ace (10,J,Q,K,A) All cards must be the same suit such as all hearts

Straight Flush - Any five card sequence in order such as 4,5,6,7,8. They must also be of the same suit

Four of a Kind - 4 of the same cards such as all four Kings

Full House - 3 of a kind combined with a pair. If there are 2 full houses then the highest of the 3 of a kinds will win.

Flush - Any 5 cards of the same suit but they do not have to be in a particular order.

Straight - 5 cards in sequence but not of the same suit. example, 5,6,7,8,9 but can be mixed between Hearts, Spades, Diamonds and Clubs

Three of a Kind - any 3 of the same card

Pair - 2 of the same card

If no one has any of the above hands then the winner is determined by the highest card in a hand.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Knowing Your Pocket Cards In Texas Hold'em

Find yourself getting schooled in Texas Hold'em?

Here are some general guidelines for pocket cards
you should use to evaluate whether or not to push
your hand or fold early.

They are not steadfast, but can give you something
to go by. Of course, the (S) means suited.

The Strongest Starting Hands:

Medium Strength Starting Hands:
FACE TEN SUITED - K10(S), Q10(S), J10(S)
MEDIUM PAIRS - 99, 88, 77
TWO HIGH CARDS - AQ, AJ, A10 (ace king ranks higher,
above), KQ down to J10
ACE and MEDIUM SUITED - A9(S), A8(S), A7(S)
109(S), 108(S), 98(S), 97(S) down to 75(S)

Other Conditional Starting Hands:
LOW PAIRS - 66, 55, 44, 33, 22
ACE and LOW SUITED - A6(S), A5(S), A4(S), A3(S), A2(S)
LOW SUITED CONNECTORS (No Gap/One Gap) - 65(S), 64(S),
54(S,) 53(S) (lowest)

Understanding what your chances are with this
information can be worth GOLD to you. If you start off with good poacket cards it doesn't guarantee you a win but your chances sure are better. Know your cards and come in with a playing stratagy for each type of hand (strong, medium or low). Winning isn't everything but it sure is better then losing ;)

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Texas Hold'em Basics Getting Started

One of the hottest games on Facebook right now is Texas Hold'em. Not only is this game popular on Facebook but it is arguably the most popular poker game played worldwide. If you are playing on facebook or anyplace else the basics are the same. The game is easy to learn and once you get started can become very addicting.

The game begins with 2 players placing what are called blind bets, a big blind and a small blind. When playing at a table this is usually the 2 players to the left of the dealer. When playing on Facebook the blinds rotate around the table. Next 2 cards are dealt and the player to the left of the person who placed the big blind starts the next round of betting.

Next the dealer will deal 3 cards face up followed by another round of betting. Then a 4Th card is dealt face up and another round of betting. Finally the 5Th and final card is dealt with the last round of betting.

After all the betting is done the remaining players will show all their cards to reveal who has the best 5 card hand combining the 2 face down cards( hole cards) and any 3 of the face up cards is the winner.

So what are your betting options when it's your turn? There are basically 4 options you can use when betting.

You can "raise" which basically means you want to bet more then the previous player.

You can "call" which means you are betting the same as the previous player.

You can "check" This means you are passing on your turn without folding(quiting). This option is only available if no one else has placed a bet in that round.

Finally you can "fold" Which is basically quitting. This is usually done if you have a really bad hand or the betting has become to high.

The best part playing on Facebook is there is no real money so you really have nothing to lose, except maybe your pride.

Here is a great video guide to get you started