In Hold'em only one player can act at a time. Each player looks at his or her cards and decides what action to take. There are no hands used in Hold'em other than the hands listed in this chart. Eachplayer is given the same options: fold, call the bet of the player to their right (if the previous player raised, that is the amount you must call) or raise. The player directly to the left of the dealer puts out the small blind. These are known as your hole cards. Back to chips: Once the blinds are set we know what kind of chips we'll need to play. Post Flop: If there is heavy action pre-flop, you have to assume you're either beat, or at best up against. This is the first in a series of Texas Holdem articles aimed at helping players win poker. A bet on the flop is the amount of the big blind. Pocket Aces, although you can write volumes about detailed lines and theories on maximizing profit with this hand, other than folding there is rarely a scenario in which you can ever make a mistake with this hand (pre-flop that is). Texas Holdem Rules, if you're just getting started learning the rules of Texas Holdem, Keep this guide handy for quick reference. A player may raise more depending on the betting style being played. Keep this in mind to avoid stacking off to random two pairs and sets. He has won two online tournaments with over 3,5000 entrants each, won the 2002 New Zealand Poker Championship, has cashed three times in the wsop main event, and made back-to-back final tables at the Aussie Millions. In Hold'em, blinds take the place of the classic "ante.". Solutions to any other random situation you come across can be found here. For now, assume all players have chips in front of them.