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Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker game in casinos, card rooms, and online poker rooms. It is an exceptional game for mathematical and strategic analysis as all players begin with just two cards and share the remaining cards. Texas Hold’em is a quite simple game but its recognition has indeed motivated a number of strategy books.

Not much is known about the invention of Texas Hold’em. Robstown in Texas is recognized as the birthplace of Texas Hold’em. The game started gaining popularity in the 20th century, but the fame surged ahead in the 2000s with its exposure on television and online.

The Texas Hold’em poker trend has taken over people and there are more than 100 million active players around the globe. There are quite a few reasons for the popularity of poker. Technology has played a very important role in the new trend. Online poker gives an opportunity for Texas Hold’em players to meet people as well as play over the Internet. A lot of good publicity has been generated by famous TV shows including the World Series of Poker.

Texas Hold’em has become an important pursuit and numerous individuals have started playing poker online or in casinos. It is a good idea but you have to learn the rules of the game before you start playing Texas Hold’em. There are a number of websites as well as publications which help people to learn poker easily.

Every poker player is dealt two cards called the ‘hole cards’ in Texas Hold’em and they only belong to that player. After that five community cards are dealt face-up on the board. The players can utilize these cards in combination with the hole cards they possess and make the potential best five-card poker hand.

Like in all other variants of poker the players battle in Texas hold’em for the money contributed by their opponents and known as the pot. Every player tries to take control of the cash in the pot with the power of his hand. This is not easy. The cards are dealt arbitrarily and are not under the control of any player.

Texas Hold’em has evolved into four main variations which are different from each others by the way of betting. In Limit Texas Hold’em the betting limits are specified in advance for each game and for every round of betting. In No Limit Texas Hold’em players can bet all of their chips at any time. Pot Limit Texas Hold’em allows the players to bet the amount in the pot. In Mixed Texas Hold’em the game toggles between No Limit Texas Hold’em and Limit Texas Hold’em. You can play any of these Texas Hold’em poker variants online for free or with real money.

With all the poker mania Texas Hold’em tournaments are popular, fun sport events. Texas Hold’em poker is not just gambling because it’s essentially a game of skill. There is always a component of chance, but there is a lot more of strategy and skill involved in poker than one may first notice.