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Bodog Accepting Canadians!
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Posted by HomePokerTour on 2009-09-03 10:12:45
HPT - May News
For HPT contest and bonus information, check out the May Home Poker Tour newsletter HERE!
Posted by HomePokerTour on 2007-05-01 09:31:01
Home Poker Tour - April News
Check out the latest Home Poker Tour News for your chance to win a set of Nevada Jacks casino quality poker chips, and a seat in the 2007 Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Playboy Mansion!
Posted by HomePokerTour on 2007-04-09 12:59:18
A new tournament has been scheduled for 2007-04-28!
Posted by Jace on 2007-01-06 10:43:33
September Tournament Results!
Posted by Jace on 2006-09-16 22:42:45
Home Poker Tour - August News
You will be receiving the Home Poker Tour e-newsletter in your email today. If you would like to view the e-newsletter online, check it out HERE.
I know a lot of you have been trying to sign up for the Free $75 Party Poker Bankroll promotion unsuccessfully.
This was because Home Poker Tour was allowing anyone to sign up for this promotion.
This month, Home Poker Tour will give priority to people who have been using the website, and we'll be opening the promotion up to the public again next month.
Make sure to sign up for it this month!
Posted by HomePokerTour on 2006-08-07 14:13:16
Texas Hold'em Basic Rules
Like most games, the aim of poker is to win. Whether you”re playing for fun or for money, poker will test your skills and strategic abilities.
There are many varieties of poker games but they all follow the same basic format:
• Players contribute toward a central “pot” that contains play chips or chips representing actual money
• Players are dealt cards (a “hand”), some or all of which are concealed
• Wagers are made on the strength of the cards in rounds of betting
• After the betting rounds are over, the player with the strongest hand – or the last player left standing after the others have folded – wins!
No matter which type of poker you want to play, it”s crucial that you understand the Deck and that you know the rank of hands which are as follows:
In a nutshell, a poker hand consists of five cards. Poker hands fall into one of several categories, such as flush, straight, or two pair. The player whose hand is in the higher category wins.
A royal flush is an ace high straight flush.
A straight flush is a five-card straight, all in the same suit.
Four of a Kind - Quads
Quads, or four of a kind, are four cards of equal rank.
Full House - Full Boat
A full house, or full boat, contains a set (three) cards of one rank and a pair of another rank.
A flush is any five cards, all of the same suit.
Five cards of sequential rank. Every possible straight will contain either a 5 or a 10.
Three of a Kind - A Set
Three cards of the same rank.
A two pair is two cards of one rank and another two cards of another rank.
One pair is two cards of the same rank.
Texas Hold’em is the most popular variety of poker, as well as the easiest to learn.
Players receive two “hole” cards that only they can see and use. Then, five “community” cards are dealt that everyone can see and use. Players can make their five-card hand from both, one or none of their hole cards in combination with the community cards.
The game is divided into four rounds of betting, and the betting moves clockwise around the table. Betting starts from the position next to the dealer button, which moves one place to the left after each hand.
Before a game starts, the two players to the left of the dealer post “blind” bets, so-called because they are made before the players have seen any cards. The blinds ensure that there is some money in the pot to play for at the very start of the game. The player to the left of the dealer posts the “small blind” and the player to his left posts the “big blind”.
Now the game starts to heat up! Each player receives two cards that only they can see, called “hole” cards. After this, the first round of betting is started by the first player to the left of the big blind. This player, who is known as “Under the Gun”, can:
• Call - match the amount bet in the big blind,
• Raise - increase the amount bet, or
• Fold - surrender his cards and stake in the game.
When the betting returns to the player who made the big blind (the first full bet), that player can “check” or opt to stay in the game without adding anything to the pot. However, if an opponent has raised, the big blind has three options: he must fold, call, or re-raise.
Three “community” cards, which all players can use to make their five-card hand, are dealt face up on the table. A second round of betting follows.
A fourth community card is dealt face up on the table. The third round of betting follows.
The fifth and final community card is dealt, followed by the final round of betting.
If there is more than one player left in the game, there is a showdown in which the players reveal their cards and the highest hand wins (see Rank of Hands). If two players share an identical hand, the pot is split.
That’s basically it. If you have any questions, the best teacher is experience. Come on out and join the fun…..
Posted by Jace on 2006-01-10 07:40:19
'06 Poker Season
The info is all inf for the '06 Poker Season. This season will consist of 12 games of No Limit Texas Hold'em with a few modifications thrown in to spice things up. The Spicy-ness will be 2 Rebuy Games (July and December) and two "Bounty-Hunter" Games. Details on the "Bounty-Hunter" game to come...(no not the paper towels...geez...)
Posted by Jace on 2005-12-06 05:21:06
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