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Texas Hold'em NL

The hottest game in town!

During the EPT, the organization of private games will be allowed under the following conditions:

  • The games will take place in the private area.
  • The rake will be collected under the time collection system according to the determined tables.
  • The minimum level will be € 50 / € 100 or € 100 / € 200 according to demand.
  • The players who organize a game will have two hours of play with no list. After 2 hours, the game will open to the other players. Only closed lists will be kept from € 1,000 / € 2,000.
  • The games will be 8 max with the possibility of a VIP seat. When the VIP leaves the table, the game will be developed again 8max.
  • If there were several games of the same level of blinds (regardless of minimum buy-in, minimum buy-back, ...) open in the lists, it would work with the table balance system with a list of table changes.
Hands

Hand Rankings

1. Royal Flush

A straight from a ten to an ace with all five cards of the same suit. It is the highest ranking poker hand.

2. Straight Flush

Any straight with all five cards of the same suit.

3. Four of a Kind

Any four cards of the same rank and one card of a different rank.

4. Full House

Any three cards of the same rank together with any two cards of the same rank.

5. Flush

Any five cards of the same suit (not consecutive).

6. Straight

Any five consecutive cards of different suits.

7. Three of a Kind

Any three cards of the same rank from any suit.

8. Two Pair

Any two cards of the same rank together with another two cards of the same rank.

9. One Pair

Any two cards of the same rank.

10. High Card

Any hand not in the above-mentioned hands.

How to play

Easily the world’s most popular poker game. It is played with a standard 52-card deck. Each player is dealt two cards, which must be combined with the five community cards that are dealt face up in four betting rounds.

Each Texas Hold'em No Limit table has a particular buy-in, equal to the initial mandatory minimum required to start playing.

Each betting round is determined by the small and big blind, which are mandatory and rotate from player to player according to which player is in the dealer position. The big blind is the minimum bet at the table and the small blind is half that amount. Players can bet any amount of chips (provided that it is greater than the minimum bet) in each of the betting rounds in this variation, regardless of the size of the pot or the player’s stack.

 

Player options

Each player has a number of options to choose from as the betting rounds progress. Players can bet, call, raise, check or fold.

 

Check

The player can decide not to make a wager when no bets have been made before the player’s turn. Once a bet has been made after the player’s turn, the player has the option to call or raise. 

Call

Match the previous high bet made by another player. 

Fold

Discard one's hand. A player should place the cards on the table and the croupier will remove them without the cards being seen by the other players. 

Betting Rounds

There are various rounds of betting in each hand. These four rounds are described below:

Pre-Flop

Once all players have seen their cards, each has the option to play the hand by calling or raising the big blind.  This round begins with the player next to the big blind. The player can fold, call or raise. 

Flop

Three community cards are dealt face up on the table (board). Betting starts with the first active player after the button and continues counter-clockwise. The action starts the same way in all subsequent betting rounds. 

Turn

The fourth community card, called the turn, is dealt face-up following all betting action on the flop and another round of betting occurs. 

River

The fifth community card, called the river, is dealt face-up following all betting action on the turn. Another round of betting occurs with the river.

If all bets in the hand have been matched by one or more opponents, the remaining players show all their cards. Whoever has the best cards has the winning hand.