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If you want to learn how to play poker fast, then there are some basics actions you should take today. To answer the question of how to play poker, we need to understand what your playing (online or offline), with whom your playing (heads up, multi players) and what game your playing (Texas holdem, Omaha, Cash Games, Tournaments). Most legal type of Indian Poker is online poker. Most lucrative form of poker is heads up. Most luck driven form of Indian Poker is Omaha Poker. UMAPoker.com provides regular learning blogs and video tutorials to help ramp up new poker players and brush skills of poker ninjas.

Indian Poker is a socially played game in the form of either Texas Holdem or Omaha. Indian Poker table can start with 2 players and can fit as many as 9 players. Both forms of Indian Poker Texas Holdem and Omaha follow same poker sequence. Hence, regardless of which form of Poker you are playing, you should be aiming for same set of five cards poker sequence. Click here to learn more about poker sequences sorted per ranking. If you are going to learn just one form of poker, then you should learn No-Limit Texas Holdem. No Limit Texas Holdem is one of the easiest form of India poker games. No Limit Texas Holdem is by far the most popular Indian Poker.

How to Play No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker

No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker is more than likely the poker game you have seen online. Each player at the table is dealt two cards face down. Five cards are dealt on the table- face up. There is no bet limit in no-limit Texas Holdem. Hence, if player ahead of you raised to bet to 10,000, nothing holds you back to re-raise the bet to 1,00,000. No Limit Texas Holdem provides that power driven playing opportunity making the game challenging and rewarding. Ideally the player who is dealt best two cards, should win the hand. But many a times Texas Holdem has been proven the game of skill than luck. Players ninjas, who are skilled at Texas Holdem, know how to kick out opponents who might be leading at a given moment. In order to do this Poker Ninjas search for weakness of their opponents. As soon as they sense a weakness, poker ninjas go full fledge to kick out opponents from the hand.

To learn how to play poker, you should next learn how to read opponents. Basic understanding of your table and opponents can go long way. Your goal for a particular poker session is to earn money. But before earning money, you have to rise up from playing the game only from your perspective. You have to learn how to play poker from perspective of your opponents. To learn how to play poker profitably, you have to learn strategy and psychology of the game. You have to learn the concept of odds. To learn how to play poker in sustainable manner, you have to learn how to identify when you have best cards, identify when your have second best cards, determine when your opponent demonstrate weak play and leverage any and all opportunities presented to you in the game of poker, especially Indian Poker.

How to play poker at scale

Once players get a hang of basics of the Indian poker game, they are ready to play poker at scale i.e. multitasking. Online Indian Poker allows players to play on multiple tables simultaneously. Advantage of multi table poker play is allowing players to only play premium hands. With four Indian poker tables running simultaneously, you must be hitting good cards at some place or the other. The decision of playing multiple table also depends on players skill level, bank roll, stake level and goal. If you are playing Indian Poker to make money fast , then playing multiple tables gives that chance.

Let’s first talk about basics of poker game structure, then I’ll share list of poker hands by rank. If you already know the basics of poker game structure, then you can directly jump to the section explaining poker sequences by rank. Poker comes in many shapes and has several forms. Two of the most famous poker game styles are Texas holdem and Omaha. Texas holdem is a style of poker game where each player is given two cards in hand. Whereas, in Omaha players are given four or five cards in hand, depending on 4 cards Omaha or 5 cards Omaha. Once cards are given to players, five cards are opened on the table. These five cards on the board are called as community cards and can be used by any player in any combination. Whosoever makes best poker sequence using five cards wins that poker hand and bags all the money in the pot. In Texas holdem, a player can i) use two cards of their given hand and use three cards from the board, ii) use one card of their given hand and use four cards from the board, or iii) use all five cards from the board, which is called as “playing the board”. Omaha is a bit different from Texas holdem. In Omaha, players can use only and only use three cards from the board and have to use two cards from the cards given to them (be it be a 4 cards Omaha or 5 cards Omaha). 

 

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Poker consists of four rounds of betting. First round of betting happens after players have received their cards in hand. But no card has been opened on the board. This first round of betting is called as pre-flop bet. Next round of betting happens after three of five cards of board are opened on the board. These three poker cards are called as flop. This second round of betting is called as flop bet. Third round of betting happens after fourth card (also know as turn card) is opened on the board. This third round of betting is called as turn bet. Final - fourth round of betting happens after fifth card (also known as river card) is opened on the board. This fourth round of betting is called as river bet. Players who play this final river bet enter into a showdown. Player with best poker sequence wins the hand.

 

Now let’s review poker sequences sorted per rank:

  1. Straight flush: when a player has five cards of same house in a sequence, that poker sequence is called as straight flush. Highest of straight flush is called as Royal Flush. For example: a player has A (s) and K (s) in hand, and the board opens Q (s), J (s), A (h), 10 (s) and 2 (c). In this scenario, the player has royal flush poker sequence: A, K, Q, J and 10 of same house.

  2. Four of a kind: when a player has four cards of same number, that poker sequence is called as four of a kind. For example: A (d), A (s), A (h), A (c). This poker sequence can happen in various ways. For one instance, a player has A (s) and A (c) in hand, and two more Aces open on the board. Another instance is that a player has one Ace and second non Ace card (for example A, K) in hand, and three Aces open up on the board. Third instance is when a player has no Ace and four Aces open on the board. At this time all players will be playing the board.

  3. Full house: when a player has three cards of same number and two cards of another number, that poker sequence is called as full house. For example: a player has A (c) and K (c) in hand, and the board opens J (c), Q (s), A (h), K (h) and K (d). In this scenario, the player makes full house with three Kings and two Aces.

  4. Flush: when a player has five cards of same house, that poker sequence is called as flush. For example, a player has A (s) and K (s) in hand, and the board opens J (s), K (h), 6 (s), 5 (c) and 9 (s). In this scenario, the player makes full house poker sequence with five spades: A (s), K (s), J (s), 6 (s) and 9 (s).

  5. Straight: when a player has five cards in sequence, that poker sequence is called as straight. For example, a player has Q (h) and K (s) in hand, and the board opens 10 (h), J (s), 6 (h), 8(c) and 9 (d). In this scenario, the player makes straight with five cards in sequence: K (s), Q (h), J (s), 10 (h) and 9 (d).

  6. Three of a kind: when a player has three cards of same number, that poker sequence is called as three of a kind. For example, a player has K (h) and K (s) in hand, and the board opens K (d), J (s), 6 (h), 5 (c) and 2 (s). In this scenario, the player makes three of a kind poker sequence with three Kings: K (h), K (s) and K (d).

  7. Double pairs: when a player has two pairs i.e. two cards of same number and two cards of another number, that poker sequence is called as double pair. For example, a player has K (h) and Q (s) in hand, and the board opens K (s), 4 (s), 5 (c), Q (h) and 2 (c). In this scenario, the player has made double pair poker sequence with two Kings and two Queens: K (s), K (h), Q (h) and Q (s).

  8. Pair: when a player has made a simple pair of two cards with same number, that poker sequence is called as pair. For example, a player has K (s) and K (h) in hand, and the board opens 2 (s), 7 (c), 8 (d), Q (c) and A (h). In this scenario, the player makes a pair of two Kings: K (s) and K (h).

  9. High card: last in the list is when no previous scenario has been hit by any player. In this scenario, a player with highest card in hand wins the poker hand. Remember, if cards on the board are bigger than cards in player’s hand, then that player is playing the board.


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