Texas Holdem

Also known simply as Hold’em, this variation of 7-Card Stud, is becoming
the most popular poker game in the world.

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  Hand Rankings

Sequence of Events

Blinds Two (2) players left of the dealer button both post blinds
equal to exactly half the limit they are playing. Example $4-$8
Hold’em, blinds are $2-$4. (This is equal to the "ante"
in 7 Card Stud)
Dealer Button. This button is used to determine where the action
starts, once the game begins this buttons moves one person to
the right (clockwise) for every new deal.
Dealer deals each player 2 cards face down (Pocket or Hole
PreFlop=1st betting round
Dealer turns over 3 community cards (the flop)
Betting after the Flop=2nd betting round
Dealer turns over 1 community card (the turn)
After the Turn=3rd betting round
Dealer turns over 1 last community card (the river)
this point there will be 5 community cards of which you will
make your best 5-card poker hand. You can use all 5 community
cards and none from your hole cards to make your best hand,
4 community cards and 1 from your hole cards to make your best
hand or 3 community cards and both of your hole cards to make
your best hand.
After the River = Final Betting Round
Showdown. The Showdown is where players reveal their hands to
produce the winner. The winner is the highest-ranking poker
hand available from all hands remaining after the river card.

Each bet and raise during the first 2 rounds is at the lower limit of
the stakes structure, e.g. $4 in a $4/$8 game.
Each bet and raise during the last 2 rounds is at the higher limit of
the stakes structure, e.g. $8 in a $4/$8 game.

A player can bet up to 4 times per round. This is known as a bet and
Three (3) Raises. This would consist of (1) a bet, (2) a raise, (3) a
re-raise, and (4) a cap. It’s called a cap since betting is then
capped and cannot be raised anymore. Once the pot is capped, players
can only call the Cap or fold.
Check-raising is allowed in all games.

Button and Blinds
Hold ‘Em uses a button to indicate the theoretical dealer of each

After each hand, the button moves clockwise to the next active player.
The player to the left of the button is first to receive a card and must
post a small blind. The small blind is half the lower limit bet,
rounded down to the nearest dollar. The player to the left of the small
blind must post the big blind, equal to the lower limit bet. Example:
in a $4-$8 game the blinds would be Small Blind $2.00 and Big Blind $4.00.
This replaces the antes in 7-card stud.

Both blinds are immediately in the hand and have options when in clockwise
progression the action returns to them. For the Small Blind those options
are to call the remainder of any bets made, or to raise if there are still
raises remaining (not yet capped).

For the Big Blind those options are to check if no one has raised, to
call if someone has raised or to raise if there are still raises remaining
(not yet capped). After the flop and each subsequent betting round, the
first active player left of the button is first to act.

When a player first sits at an active table, they may post the equivalent
of the big blind. To play immediately all players may sit out and wait
to become the actual big blind before playing. This rule ensures fairness
to all players and stops potential abuses by preventing players from constantly
entering games in late position and then leaving before they’re required
to post the big blind.


Hand Rankings
Rankings follow in descending order.
If multiple hands match in rank, the winner is the one with higher cards,
e.g., a Queen-high straight beats a 9-high straight.

If the hands are still tied, the kicker determines the winner
on hands that are 3 of a kind or below. If the hands remain tied, the
pot is split between the winners. Any odd chips go to the left of the

Royal Flush
1. Royal Flush

Straight Flush
1. Straight Flush

2. 4-of-a-kind
Full House
3. Full House
4. Flush
5. Straight
6. 3-of-a-kind
2 Pair
7. 2 Pair
1 Pair
8. 1 Pair
High Card
9. High Card

All decisions made by SuperiorPoker.com regarding the ranking of hands are


Online poker games are played at "Table Stakes". This means
that only the chip value you have in front of you at the start of a given
hand can be used in that hand. You can increase your "table stake"
at any time in between hands. NEVER DURING A HAND.

Sometimes during the course of a hand the betting will exceed a players
"stake" and the player may not have enough to call a particular
bet. The player does not have to forfeit their hand at this point. Should
the player wish to continue, they can call the amount that they have in
front of them and they will be declared "ALL IN". Any further
action will create a side pot of which the "All In" player will
have no claim to. The limit of the number of side pots is only limited
to the number of participants in a particular hand. The player will have
claim to the portion of the pot that they have contributed to. This rule
is exactly how it’s handled in Brick and Mortar card rooms.

Different from a B & M card room is the "ALL In" rule that
occurs during Internet disconnects.

Our software can determine whether you are disconnected from the Internet
during a hand. Should this occur your hand would play and lay claim to
the portion of the pot that you have contributed to, up to and until the

You will notice in the game that you have a preset "all in"
account. This account has in it TWO (2) all ins allowed in a 24 hour period.
Should this happen more than twice in a 24 hour period, you can ask to
have this account reset by e-mailing support and requesting an all in
re-set. Should this become a regular occurrence, please e-mail support
to find out what suggestions we might have to help you increase the reliability
of your connection.

If we determine that you are connected to the game your hand will be
folded. This is done to protect the integrity of the game. Further if
we feel that the "All In" policy is being abused, the abusing
will be addressed and "All In" privileges may be revoked.

Players should exercise caution when both "All Ins" have been
used. Until your account of "all ins" has been reset, your hand
may be folded during a disconnect and you can lay no claim to the hand
or the pot you were involved with immediately prior to the disconnect.


The Minimum Buy-in requirement for all games is 10 times the Small Blind/Bet
in the Game.

Buy in examples would be $100 to enter the $10/$20 game, $50 to enter
the $5/$10 game, $30 to enter the $3/$6 game or $5.00 to enter a 50¢/$1.00



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