Poker(पोकर)

Learning how to play Poker(पोकर) should not be difficult. If you want to understand why so many people love this game, this beginner’s guide to the rules and the basics of poker is all you need.

Poker is a simple game to learn, but the poker rules can be challenging for a complete beginner.

But don’t let that put you off. It is not hard to learn how to play poker, and you can move from the basics of the game to the tables of the top online poker sites in no time.

Top Beginner Tips for Learning Poker(पोकर)

Here’s the best poker tip you’re going to get so listen closely: Don’t play very many hands!You should only be playing 18-20% of the hands at a standard nine-handed table. You generally want to be playing good hands when you are just starting out.

But what are good hands? You can start with 9-9, T-T, J-J, Q-Q, K-K, A-A and A-J, A-Q and A-K. You can loosen up that range if you’re playing against less than eight other opponents.

Also: Try to avoid calling a lot. The call is one of the poker newbie’s favorite plays. It’s easy to understand why: New players aren’t sure what they actually have and whether it’s any good. Rookie poker players would rather call than bet because they don’t want to risk even more on what might not be as strong a hand as they originally thought.

Here’s the thing about poker, however: Betting is much stronger than calling. How come? You can win a pot without showing your cards by betting. You can’t do the same thing by calling. It’s that simple.

Furthermore experienced poker players will take beginner poker players for a ride. Once an experienced poker player finds a good hand they’ll simply bet a moderate amount on every street as the rookie pays them off on every street.

For all these reasons it’s worth putting in a bet or re-raise in even if you don’t feel completely comfortable doing it.

The Rules of Poker(पोकर)

Poker is a game of chance. However, when you introduce the concept of betting, poker gains quite a bit of skill and psychology. (This isn’t to say that there isn’t skill at poker when nothing is at risk, there just isn’t nearly as much). This is meant as a very basic primer into the rules of poker, for more information, get a book on the game (or start playing with a group of people who know how. It’s more expensive than reading a book, but the group won’t mind. *Snicker*).

This list is currently broken into several parts:

Playing Your Poker

When playing poker, you only have five options. Familiarise yourself with these so you can always make the right decision at the right time. You should know when to:

  • CHECK

    Stay in the hand without betting your money - provided nobody else bets.

  • FOLD

    Walk away from the chance to continue in the hand and from any money you have put in the pot.

  • BET

    The first person to put money in the pot starts off the betting. Other players must then decide whether to call, fold or raise.

  • CALL

    When someone starts the betting, you have to at least match their bet to stay in the hand.

  • RAISE

    When someone at the table bets, you can choose to call or 're-raise' which will increase the size of the pot. That player will then have to fold, call, or raise your bet.