Poker Principles

The principles

The game can start when there are at least two players at the table. The dealer is consecutively each of the players and the dealer button, which is on the slots table, gives information who is currently the dealer. At the beginning of the game, the dealer distributes the cards to his left side. Each player must have 2 cards in his hand, which he is only allowed to see alone. This is followed by the first round of setting (see 2.0, “Setting and Limits”). Now the dealer will reveal the first 3 cards called “community gambling cards“. These may be used by each player during the turn. These first community cards are called “flop“.

After another betting round, the dealer reveals a fourth community card, the so-called “turn”. Now follows the last set round, after the last Community Card is revealed, the so-called “River”. So each player has 2 cards in hand and 5 on the table. From these 7 cards, each player puts 5 cards together to give him as high a hand as possible. A not used for the actual sheet “hole card” is called “kicker”. The “kicker” is crucial if 2 players have the same hand.

Betting and limits

There are many different variations to bet on when playing poker. The two most common are: the “LIMIT” game and the “NO LIMIT” game. Betting means that the player in turn places one of the rules in the middle of the rules. The bets of all players together is called “pot”. It will be powered for this round this round and the winner will receive it.

The limit game

In the limit game, the game is limited by a fixed contribution that you can or must bet. For this purpose, two amounts are set before the start of the game: the “small blind” and the “big blind”. Each time, the “big blind” is twice the “small blind”. In the first two betting rounds, the amount of bets is limited to the small blind, in the last two betting rounds the bet is the “big blind”. The limit game is the “show-down”, ie the determination of the winner immediately after the fourth set-round.

The no-limit game (with solid rounds)

In the no-limit game, there is no set limit on the stakes. Only the minimum bet is set with the small blind and big blind, as in the limit game. Each player can bet as much as he likes (at least the blinds) whenever his turn is over.
However, the next card will be issued automatically after each set round. If all 5 community cards are in the BOARD (the row of 5 community cards on the table), the winners will be determined automatically after the fourth round of betting.

The No Limit Game (without limitation)

This variant has the same rules as those listed above, but a betting round does not end automatically, but only after all players have either folded or checked or called. (See 3.0: fit & slide). Logically, this means that you have no opportunity to trigger the showdown as long as one of the other players raises.


bets: “all in” If you no longer have enough chips to call the bets, or because you have great cards or want to bluff, you can go “all in” – to put all the chips you have left are. Of course, the players after you only have to set the number of chips you have set with “all in”. Then you stay in the game, even if you can not go any further raises. If you have the highest hand at the end, you only get the value of your “all in” from each remaining player – the rest of the pot goes to the player with the second highest hand!

Fit, push, go, set, increase, show-down 


Each player can fold or fold at any stage of a turn. He shows the dealer “fold” and puts his two hole cards face down. He then no longer participates in this round and therefore has no way to win the “pot” of this round, ie the chips that he and other players have set.

Pushing (“check”)

If you do not have a really good hand, or the others want to believe it, you can push. This leaves you in the game, but has no chips set. You can push only if no one has set before one again.


If a player has placed in front of you, but you do not want to fit, then you cannot raise, you can call (“call”). To do this you put exactly the amount in the pot, the player has set before one.

Sit (“bet”)

If you are the first player or have all players in front of you (“check”) or “fold”, you can bet (“bet”).


If a player is in front of you, you can raise his bet.