Texas Holdem Rules

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Now, what are the Texas holdem rules?

Poker has many variations, all following a similar pattern of play and generally using the same hand ranking hierarchy. There are three main families of variants, largely grouped by the protocol of card-dealing and betting. Here are some rules that you should remember.

Number one: Verbally disclosing the true contents of your hand will cause the hand to be killed and a penalty will be assessed.

Number two: A player cannot verify the contents of a live hand that was verbally disclosed. Only a director or floor person may check those contents after the hand is over, but before the pot has been awarded. If the hand is verified but is not in violation of the previous rule, the contents will not be revealed by the floor or director to anyone.

Number three: All chips must be visibly displayed at all times. Players may not have tournament chips in their pockets at any time, and there will be no foreign chips allowed on the table. More importantly, players must keep their highest denomination chips visible at all times.

Number four: Players are obligated to protect the other players in the tournament at all times. Discussing cards discarded or hand possibilities is not allowed.

Number five: Asking to see additional board cards after play is over, known as rabbit hunting, is forbidden as it can give insight into players’ hands by reducing the possible number of unknowns.

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