In the game of Texas Hold’em poker, the first hand usually contains two seven-card community cards, that belong exclusively to the Player and remain secret from all the other players until the other players have their turn. After the other players have had their turn, betting starts, and continues until all the community cards have been exposed. Once all the cards have been bet, another betting round begins. The object of the Texas Hold’em is to be the first player to bring all their community cards to their table and remove from it (the one who has brought all the cards to their table, regardless of whether they removed the same card or not, calls this hands.) Texas Holdem is played with seven-card stud, so there is always at least one community card that a player may call. Texas Holdem is a variation of Caribbean Stud Poker and is similar to Omaha Poker in that the rules are generally followed closely (although in no way are they followed exactly, as in Caribbean Stud Poker, where no raises are allowed and the action relies on the action of folding and waiting).
A straight flush refers to a pair of cards, either of which is a Royal Flush. Royal Flushes is extremely rare Texas Holdem poker hands, because the cards all require to be revealed. So if you are playing a hand with a Royal flush and your opponent bids and raises without revealing either a Royal flush or his own, there is no way to tell which card he has, so I would advise you to fold unless you have a really good idea of what you’re up against. A straight flush, however, is much more common in Texas Holdem poker hands, because the cards need to be compared side by side and the cards can easily be compared by looking at the numbers written on the table.
Straight Flush – This is the most common type of Texas Holdem poker hands, and also the best poker hands for Texas Holdem overall. There are basically three ways for a player to win a straight flush: by betting the highest possible amount, calling (matching) the highest price in the pot, or folding (giving up the chance to win). The best poker hands for a player to have in this situation are Ace/King/Queen, Ace/10, Ace/Kubota, Queen/Kubota, King/Queen, and Straight flush, just to name the top five. However, it’s also worth noting that in some situations the Ace/King/10 can also win, but this isn’t that often.
Flop – The flop is when the last two players in a game fold, before the dealer calls (matching the bids) to begin the flop. Some examples of hands here include Straight Flush, Four of a kind, Full House, Flush, Three of a kind, Two Pair, One Pair, Four of a kind, Five of a kind, and High Card. It’s important to remember that in general the highest quality cards you have, the better the flop is. That said, there are exceptions to that rule. For instance, if you’re holding an Ace and an Ace with a five-year term in your pocket, you could flop for a pair of a kind.
Flush – This is the final act before the flop, where all pairs are either dealt out or put back on the table after the flop. Some examples of hands here include Straight Flush, Four of a kind, Full House, Flush, Three of a kind, Two Pair, and High Card. You generally want to avoid throwing any high cards here, as it’s very easy to be defeated with this. You’ll want to keep your high cards close to your body, though.
Texas Holdem Poker Hands can be a little tricky to explain, but the best way to learn them is to play. The more you practice playing against a variety of opponents, the better you’ll get. Also, remember to study your opponents and study their poker hands, because this will allow you to make the appropriate bet sizing decisions, when you’re betting on your opponent.