Texas Hold'em Poker
In casinos and card rooms throughout North America, you'll find more Poker tables spreading Texas Hold'em than all other games combined! This is because of its unique combination of excitement, big pots, and quick poker games. Hold'em can be played with limits, pot limit, or no limit. No limit hold'em has been called the 'Cadillac of poker games'.
Texas Hold'em is a community card game. All players share the 5 community cards turned face up in the middle of the table. This aspect of shared cards creates many exciting possibilities since many times the winner of the hand is determined not by the actual pairs that you have made with your Poker hand, but by the kicker (next highest value card) that you hold when the other card has made a pair. Position is very important in this as well as in all flop Poker games, since when you have the button (becoming the theoretical dealer), you are last to act on every betting round.
'Tight up front' and 'loose in the back' is the phrase most heard by Hold'em Poker players in brick and mortar Poker rooms. Large amounts of action before and after the flop are created in Hold'em since many pots are jammed (raised and reraised) by one player with high cards against another player with a pocket pair, each betting on the relative strength that they place on these particular Poker hands.