This lesson will teach you how to play poker for beginners. They aren’t as complicated as you might think.
It’s best to start small.Free online pokerMulti-table Texas Hold Em Freeroll Tournaments. These tournaments can host anywhere from 20 to 250 players. The best news is that the quality of the opponents you will face in these games is not high. This is because the majority of free online poker players are playing in an environment with relatively average play.
To begin, log in to your free online IDN POKER website and start playing. Each tournament will have multiple tables, as mentioned above. Divide the number of players by 10 to find the number of tables in the tournament. Round up the decimal points if applicable. For example, 68 players divided into 10, equals 6.8. This rounding up means that there are 7 tables.
The online poker software will assign you a seat at a random table or seat. Online poker games are usually played every hour, sometimes even every minute.
Who wins and how?
The winner of any hand is the player with the most cards.
This is the outline of the game’s process:
Two cards are dealt face-down to you. The next round is of blind betting. Generally, you can only raise your original bet by no more than three times. This restriction will apply to all subsequent rounds.
The Dealer will then reveal 3 cards to the table. These cards are known as community cards and are available to all players participating in the hand.
This is the point where another round of wagering begins.
The Dealer will then add another card to their community cards. There are now four cards available for all players who remain in the hand.
The second round of betting follows.
The Dealer will then add a fifth card to the community cards. Then comes another round of betting.
Let’s take a closer look:
The “Pocket Cards” are the 2 cards that you have face down. They are dealt one at a given time, from left to right to each person at the table. You can only see your pocket cards.
The Dealer then presents 3 “community cards”, to each player at the table. This stage is called “The Flop”.
It’s also known as “The Turn” or “4th Street” when he exposes it.
When he exposes the 5th “community card”, it’s known by “The River” (or 5th Street).
The Board is the collective name for all 3 to 5 “community card” cards that are displayed on the poker table at once.
Each player participating in the hand through betting (if you “folded”, then you are no longer in it), tries to make the best five-card hand possible.
They can use any five of the seven cards they have, one, two, or none of them, along with the 3, 4, or 5-of the “community cards”.
The winner of all bets (The Pot) is the player who has the best five card hand.
Every hand must have the “Dealer Button”. One of the players gets the Dealer Button (DB). The free online poker software determines who receives the DB first.
It’s a disc the size of a hockey puck and has the letter D emblazoned on the flat surface.
The software will place a symbol on your screen when you play at a paid or unpaid online poker site to identify the DB.
The Dealer Button is an important position on the poker table. This is because the two players to the left are required to place bets before any cards are dealt.
As you will see, the DB position at the table is the best, and you’ll learn this later. The Dealer Button (DB), at the end of each hand, moves one position to its left. This allows everyone to act as the virtual dealer in an Internet game. Everyone is required to place blind bets.