Reverse Texas Hold Em

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Reverse Texas Hold em is variant of Texas Hold em poker. It is very similar to standard Texas Hold em, which is one of the most popular poker variants. This makes Reverse Texas Hold em very easy to learn, as both games use the same hand rankings and betting structure.

Reverse Texas Hold em Rules

Just like standard Texas Hold em, a hand of Reverse Texas Hold em begins with each player receiving two face down pocket cards. Players will use these two cards in conjunction with five community cards to make the best poker hands they can. After each player has received his or her pocket cards, an initial betting round begins. Betting continues until all players have either called the current bet or folded.

After this first betting round, Reverse Texas Hold em departs from its standard counterpart. Unlike Texas Hold em, the dealer will flip only one community card, which constitutes the flop. This is followed by a second betting round. Again, after all remaining players have either folded their hands or called the highest bet, the dealer flips the turn, which is a second community card. This is again followed by a betting round. After all players have either folded or called, the dealer flips the river. In Reverse Texas Hold em, the river is composed of three community cards, making it similar to Texas Hold em's flop, and giving Reverse Texas Hold em its name. A final round of betting is held. Any players who have not folded by the end of this betting round show their pocket cards. Whoever can make the best five card poker hand from their two pocket cards and five community cards wins the pot.

Reverse Texas Hold em Betting Structure

Reverse Texas Hold em can follow any betting structure used by standard Texas Hold em. This includes pot limit, fixed limit, spread limit and no limit. One of the more popular structures is fixed limit. In a hand of Reverse Texas Hold em using a fixed limit betting structure, bets and raises in the first two betting rounds must be made in increments of the lower number of the limit. Likewise, the higher number is used to determine minimum bets and raises during the final two betting rounds.

Occasionally, the limit includes a third number that is higher than the second. In such a game, players can use either the second or third number to determine bets and raises, but only after the river, which is the final three community cards in Reverse Texas Hold em.

Each player can make four bets per round including an initial bet, a raise, a re-raise and a cap. Once a betting round is capped, players can no longer raise the bet and must either call or fold.

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