Texas Holdem Strategy Chart
In poker rooms at live casinos and at online poker sites, Texas Holdem is by far the most popular game.
Away from the poker rooms, players can enjoy the excitement and intrigue of Holdem in online casinos and in the table games pits of live casinos. Ultimate Texas Holdem translates that Holdem experience to table games play against the dealer.
Here are somethings every beginner should know before playing Ultimate Texas Holdem.
You do not have to try to evaluate other players hands, nor is there any bluffing in Ultimate Texas Holdem.
To win, your hand must beat the dealers. Other players hands do not matter to you.
In poker room games including Texas Holdem, seven-card stud, Omaha and others, the house makes money by taking a percentage of each winning hand. That is not the case in Ultimate Texas Holdem. The house makes money because a mathematical edge is designed into the game.
If you know when to holdem and when to foldem, the house edge is 2.2 percent of your initial ante, or about 0.5 percent of your total bets .
That means per $100 in antes, your losses will average $2.20. That is on the low end for table games, so Ultimate Texas Holdem gives you a realistic shot to win.
Those who do not learn basic strategy and are too aggressive in their betting face larger house edges.
Players and the dealer each start with two cards face down. Your two cards are used only in your own hand.
All other cards are community cards that may be used in all hands. They are turned up in two sets, one with three cards, and then another with two cards.