Poker Rules

The Basics

Order of betting

  • Check Bet nothing; passing the action to the next
    player
  • FoldDiscarding one’s hand and forfeiting interest in
    the current pot
  • CallMatching a bet or raise
  • BetTo wager money during the play of a hand
  • RaiseIncreasin the bet within the limits

Forced Plays

  • Small BlindHalf the big, left of the dealer
  • Big BllindThe minimum bet, second left of the dealer
  • AnteA forced bet required of all players before the
    hand begins

 

Limits

Limit

The minimum or maximum amount of a bet

 

Pot Limit

No player can raise more than the size of the total pot, which includes:

1. Chips collected from previous betting rounds (Starting Pot)

2. Previous actions in the current betting round (Trail)

3. A call from the player making the raise

No Limit

A player is allowed to raise the bet by any amount up to and including their entire remaining stake at any time

The Poker Hand

Poker Hand The best five cards combination wins the pot.

  • DealerThe person dealing the cards; also referred as button.
  • Small BlindThe person left of the dealer, compulsory bets half the big-blind.
  • Big BlindThe larger of two forced bets in certain types of poker.
  • Under the Gun (UTG)The playing position to the direct left of the blinds; must act first on the first round of betting.
  • Mid-Position 1 (MP1) Immediate left of the UTG acts second in pre-flop betting.
  • Mid-Position 2 (MP2)Position between early and late position on a round of betting.
  • Mid-Position 3 (MP3)6th position to the left of the dealer.
  • Hijack7th position to the left of the dealer.
  • Cut OffThe seat to the immediate right of the dealer button.

Poker Hold ‘em Game Sequence

Omaha Pot Limit

The major difference between the Texas Hold’em and the Omaha Pot Limit is the number of cards a player is dealt with and the number of hold cards and community cards the player can use. Omaha Pot Limit consists of four hold cards and five community cards. The player can use any two cards from the hold cards and any three from the community cards to combine and form the best five cards combination.

The Basics

Order of betting

  • CheckBet nothing; passing the action to the next
    player
  • FoldDiscarding one’s hand and forfeiting interest in
    the current pot
  • CallMatching a bet or raise
  • BetTo wager money during the play of a hand
  • RaiseIncreasin the bet within the limits

Forced Plays

  • Small BlindHalf the big, left of the dealer
  • Big BllindThe minimum bet, second left of the dealer
  • AnteA forced bet required of all players before the
    hand begins

Limits

Limit

The minimum or maximum amount of a bet

Pot Limit

No player can raise more than the size of the total pot, which includes:

1. Chips collected from previous betting rounds (Starting Pot)

2. Previous actions in the current betting round (Trail)

3. Acall from the player making the raise

No Limit

A player is allowed to raise the bet by any amount up to and including their entire remaining stake at any time

The Poker Hand

Poker Hand Two cards compulsory from the hold cards
Three cards compulsory from the community cards
The best five cards combination wins the pot

  • Dealer The person dealing the cards; also referred as button.
  • Small Blind The person left of the dealer, compulsory bets half the big-blind.
  • Big Blind The larger of two forced bets in certain types of poker.
  • Under the Gun (UTG) The playing position to the direct left of the blinds; must act first on the
    first round of betting.
  • Mid-Position 1 (MP1) Immediate left of the UTG; acts second in pre-flop betting.
  • Mid-Position 2 (MP2)Position between early and late position on a round of betting.
  • Mid-Position 3 (MP3)6th position to the left of the dealer.
  • Hijack7th position to the left of the dealer.
  • Cut Off The seat to the immediate right of the dealer button.

Poker Omaha Pot Limit Game Sequence