Texas Hold 'Em

word type: form of poker

  1. A poker game where players are dealt two hole cards and then get to make the best possible poker hand using five community cards that are dealt out in the format of flop-turn-river (3 cards-1 card-1 card). Each series of deals (preflop, flop, turn, river) is accompanied by a round of betting.

Forms of Hold 'Em

The most popular form of hold 'em is no-limit Texas hold 'em, in which players may wager any amount of their stack at any time during the hand.

Formerly the most popular form of the games was limit hold 'em, in which players were restricted to a specific bet size on each "street" or betting round. For instance, in a $10/20 limit hold 'em game, players could bet $10 preflop and on the flop and $20 on the turn and river.

Another form of hold 'em is pot-limit hold 'em in which players can bet any amount up to, but not greater than, the size of the pot.

The least common form of hold 'em is spread limit in which a betting range (such as $10-200) is presented to players.

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Doyle Brunson famously termed no-limit Texas hold 'em "The Cadillac of Poker."