Texas Hold 'Em
OBJECT OF THE GAME
The object of the game is to make the best five card high hand using any combination from the two hole cards received, in conjunction with the face-up "community" board cards.
Players may use one or both of their hole cards, or may even elect to play all five community cards thereby not using any of the hole cards. Rotating clockwise, a designated Dealer button is used to determine the betting position, the order of dealing the cards and order of the blinds. The Player with the "Dealer's button" is always the last to act. There are two blinds, a small blind and big blind. The game commences with two cards face-down to each Player, followed by the initial betting round. Then three "community cards" are dealt face-up in the center of the table. These cards are for all remaining Players to "share." (These three cards are put out simultaneously, and this is called the "flop".)
There is a betting round after the flop.
There is another card now dealt face-up on the board (known as the "turn card"), followed by a third round of betting.
The final card ("river card") is now dealt face-up, followed by the last betting round.