Texas Holdem is indubitably the most known and popular of all poker variations, despite the fact that it is a relatively new addition to the poker family. It is the ideal game for those who get in touch with poker for the first time. The rules are much more simplified and there are more betting rounds, allowing the player to think his strategy and analyze the opponents. The greatest thing about Texas Holdem is that it’s very easy to learn and that it addresses everyone, regardless of educational background, gender, or financial status. However, one must always keep in mind that "It takes a few minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master".
The rules are pretty simple and all 52 cards of the deck are included. To enter each round players have to place the minimum required amount, called ante, and the first two players sitting to the left of the button have to place an extra amount called blind; the first player places the small blind and the second one the big blind. The button is a disc that indicates which player is the nominal dealer for the current game and rotates clockwise in every hand. Then the dealer shuffles and gives each player 2 private cards, starting with the player on the left. After all players received 2 cards each, the first betting round starts, also known as the pre-flop. The one who sits on the left of the big blind is the first to talk. Players have 3 choices in all betting rounds; they can call, raise, or fold.