The distribution in poker begins with pre-flop and at this stage, it is important for the player to make a decision – make a bet or fold. Beginners often do not know how to choose their hands. For such inexperienced players, ready-made charts of starting hands have been developed.
Texas Holdem chart and how to use it
The chart is a diagram that includes all possible combinations of pocket cards. After assessing a position at the table, the poker player can look at the chart – with which cards he can enter.
Most of the Texas Holdem charts are designed for the fact that the user acts in Texas Holdem poker before opponents.
How to use
To use the Texas Holdem chart, the poker player needs to know how the positions at the table are distributed and learn some poker tips. By assessing his position, he will be able to find cards that fit. Specific colors mark early, middle and late positions.
- Early (UTG-1, UTG-2, UTG-3);
- Middle (MP-1, MP-2, MP-3);
- Late positions in Texas Holdem chart (Cut-off, Dealer, Small Blind, Big Blind).
Make a decision depending on your position.
The fact is that the closer the player sits to the blinds, the wider the range is recommended for entering trades, therefore, less promising and speculative hands are gradually added to the best hands.
Usually, the chart in Texas Holdem is divided into suited and unsuited cards. All cards below the paired diagonal line are off-suit hands. Those above it are suited.
Texas Holdem chart might be important for a beginner but Texas Holdem rules should be more so.
At the beginning of each round of the game, all participants are given 2 pocket cards. In the course of the game, 5 more cards are opened for everyone. The goal of the game is to collect the best combination of 5 cards (2 pocket + 3 any community cards).
The round starts with the dealer (marked with a “D” chip, called “button”). Until cards are dealt, two players to the left of the dealer, make the mandatory bets – the blinds. The player to the left of the dealer bets the Small Blind, and the player next to him bets the Big Blind.
Then each player is given two cards and the first round of bidding begins – pre-flop. Each of the players looks at his cards and announces his decision to continue to play or fold. If the player has decided to continue playing, he must place a bet equal to the big blind (Call) or Raise (make a bet). Otherwise, the player simply folds cards without placing bets (Fold).
There is nothing else you can do.
After the bets are placed, the second stage of the game begins – the Flop. On this stage, three cards common to all are revealed. The third stage of the game is the Turn. One more card is placed on the table.
The fourth stage, the River, is the final stage of the trade. On the table, the last fifth card is revealed. The fifth stage is the showdown. The remaining players reveal their cards and compare the combinations. The round is won by the player who managed to collect the best combination of 5 cards.