Texas Holdem is played with a typical 52-card deck and has quite an easy set of rules so that one can easily understand them and begin playing.
There are three versions of the game, which are:
Limit Holdem (a player may raise to a specific limit)
Pot Limit Holdem (a player may raise to the amount of money in the pot)
No Limit Holdem (a player may bet any amount of chips up to the number in front of him)
Each variant of the game has its own specific formulary. But general rules are as follows:
Each player gets two cards face down and the round of betting starts. After this goes the flop, which means that the first three community cards are put on the table face up, all together. The player can chose five cards combinations using both hole and board cards. The main goal of each player is to use any combination of hand and community cards, which may be a successful one, and, as a result, to win the pot.
Usually, Holdem Poker game consists four betting rounds. Each player receives two personal cards face down. After the first betting round the dealer opens three cards from the deck and turns the board cards making a flop. Then goes the second betting session after which the dealer opens another card from the community. The players bet for the third time and the dealer turns over the last card from the community. The game ends with the showdown, of course only in case a final bet or raise is called.
One should remember that each player is allowed to make not more than four bets and three raises during each betting round. At any part of the game a player can fold that is move his cards to the dealer. From that moment he is not considered as part of the game.