The player played Texas Hold’em with a card deck of 52 cards (2 to Ass in four colors). Since each poker player gets 2 face-down cards and 5 cards face up on the table, up to 23 players could participate in a game.
The course of the Game
Each poker player gets the same number of chips at the start of the game. The card dealer, called the “dealer” in poker, changes clockwise after each round and also participates in the game himself. The purpose of each round is to put together the highest hand or give the impression to others that you have it. After the fixed procedure (see point “2.0 Set & Limits”) chips are set by each participating player. If a player has no chips left on the table, he is eliminated from this round. The winner is the one who has all chips in front of him.
The playing cards
TEXAS HOLD’EM is played with a set of 52 cards (2 to ace). Unlike many other card games, the “colors”, ie clubs, spades, hearts and diamonds have no value , So the cross ace is no higher than the ace of hearts.
The values of the cards are: Ace (A) – King (K, King) – Queen (Q, Queen) – Jack (J, Jack) -10 (T, Ten) to 2.
If you encounter abbreviations for cards in this manual or when talking shop, they mean the following: the capital letter stands for the value (eg “A” for ace), the lowercase letter for the color (English, so “c” for cross, “s “For spades, etc.). “Ac” would be the cross ace, “Ah” the ace of hearts and “9s” the spades nine. You also encounter two other terms when playing poker: suited (s) and off-suited (o); “Suited” means cards of the same color, “off-suited” according to different color. KQs would mean, king and queen of the same color, logically jack and seven different colors .