Texas Hold’emTexas Holdem or plainly, "Holdem" is the most popular poker game in the poker card rooms and casinos across Europe and North America. Driven by the popularity of big events such as the World Poker Tour and the World Series, playing Texas Hold'em has come up as a big enough pastime that many people have started playing online. There are three major variants of Texas Holdem. They are different from each other by their betting limits:
- Limit Texas Holdem: It carries a specified betting limit in each game and on each round of betting.
- No Limit Texas Holdem: In this game one can bet all of his chips at any time.
- Pot Limit Texas Holdem: A player usually bets what is in the pot
One of the reasons why Texas Hold'em Poker is pretty famous and popular is bluffing. In no other game bluffing figures so prominently like in Texas Hold'em Poker. A lot of greenhorns and inexperienced players get stuck in the proper use and execution of bluffing in Texas Hold'em Poker.
Watching Texas Hold'em poker on television many people see how with absolute nothing the superhero can pull off a bluff against the guy who has the best hand forcing him to fold. In turn, they aspire to play like the superhero and so think they need to bluff like this. What they don’t realize is that a scenario like this is very circumstantial and may occur only once every 200 hands.
However, there are several elements you need to be familiar with to be able to successfully carry out Texas Hold'em bluffing of such a nature. Position, the stage of the game, chip stack size, and the stage of the hand - all matter a great deal. And, of course, memorizing the actual cards played on the table.