Texas Holdem Basic Rules

Here is an easy to understand guide to the basic rules of Texas Hold’em Poker. If you don’t yet know the basic rules, have a read of these and you will gain a good understanding of how the game is played.

The Showdown Poker Rules

In poker the Showdown happens after all rounds of betting have taken place. This is where the winner of the hand is decided. The winner is the player with the best five card hand. You can find out more about how the showdown works here.

The River Poker Rules

This is the rules for the stage in the game called, the river. A final community card is placed face up in the middle of the table and players still in the hand have a final chance to bet, raise, check or fold.

The Turn Poker Rules

Here you will find the rules to the third betting round. This is known in Texas Hold’em Poker as The Turn. On the turn another single card is placed face up next to the flop cards and another round of betting ensues.

The Flop Poker Rules

Here are the rules of The Flop, the second stage in a round of Texas Hold’em Poker. This is where three community cards are dealt and more betting takes place.

Pre-Flop Poker Rules

This article explains in detail how to play poker in the preflop stage. Preflop is when the blinds (and antes if there are any) are placed, the two players left of the dealer place their required bets before the hand is dealt, after which hole cards are dealt and the first round of betting takes place, find out exactly what to do here.

 In our Poker section we will help you to understand the rules of poker in a simple and straight forward way.

Practising poker online with play is a simple way to help you understand the basic rules because everything is automated and you are prompted when it is your turn etc… Having said that it is always helpful if you have a basic understanding of the rules before you start.

We at PokerHarder UK want you to become a great poker and that is why you will find that, this section will tell you the basic rules of Texas in an easy to comprehend step by step guide.  To help you on your way.

The general rules of Texas Hold’em is where you should start if you don’t already know them, on this page you will also find the meanings of some of the most used terminology in poker.  The rules are written a stage at a time so you can understand exactly what is happening at each stage of the game making it much easier to remember than if you were hit with all the information at the same time.

After you have brushed up on the general rules there is a Preflop article which explores in depth insights into what you can do even before any hand is dealt.  Preflop hold’em is the stage of the game where big and small blinds are placed and the first round of betting takes place.

After you have got to grips with the former two sections you will find it much easier to understand the next stages of the game using our easy step by step guide.

The next step you will learn is the where the first three community cards are dealt and another round of betting takes place.  After that is the (sometimes called ‘fourth street’), the turn is when the fourth community card is dealt and the next round of betting takes place.

You may have heard poker players talking about the.  The river is when the fifth and final community card is dealt and the last round of betting takes place. This round is explored in our ‘The River’ article.

Finally we tell you all about one of the most exciting stages in a round of poker The, this is when all the community cards have been dealt, all the betting is over and the cards are revealed to see who has won the hand.

PokerHarder UK has strived to make learning poker a simple and fun experience for you.  Once you have a basic understanding of the rules of poker there is so much more you can learn about the game.  Take a look at our other useful sections including Professional, playing, poker and if you want to play poker games other than Hold’em have a look at our poker section.