The best way to become
familiar with multi-player Texas holdem poker is to use
our exclusive Texas Holdem Training Room. It's fun,
it's easy and there is no
pressure because you're playing poker against our three automated
not other poker players. Take your time to learn the game controls
and flow of play in a relaxed environment. It's Free Poker Play, and
you can use the Texas Holdem Poker Training Room as often as you
To get to the Texas
Holdem Poker Training Room, simply locate the Texas Holdem Training
Room button on the Lobby, click and then select which type of Poker
bet limits you want to use (we recommend starting with Limit Play
only because there are fewer betting choices to make when playing
Texas Holdem Online).
Limit play means raises are limited to the minimum
bet amount, and 1/2 stakes means minimum bets are 1
poker chip in the first two rounds and 2 poker chips in the third
and fourth Texas holdem rounds.
poker play means you can raise any amount from the minimum bet up to
the amount in the pot, and 2/2 stakes means minimum
bets are 2 poker chips in the first two rounds and 2 poker chips in
the third and fourth rounds.
play means you can raise any amount from the minimum bet up to the
amount of poker chips you have at table, and 3/3 stakes
means minimum bets are 3 poker chips in the first two rounds and 3
poker chips in the third and fourth rounds.
Click OK and the Texas Holdem Poker Training Room will open with a
dialog box asking how many poker chips you want to bring to the
table. It shows the minimum poker chips needed to sit and the
maximum number of poker chips you can bring. Since this is Free Play
Poker, just click OK to sit with the maximum. You will be seated at
the poker table in the foreground, and in a moment our poker bots
Mallory, Hillary and Norgay will join the table and take their
seats. When everyone is seated (just the four of you), play will
From here, you learn
by doing. Action buttons will appear in the centre control panel
area when it's your turn to take an action. Don't worry about
clicking the wrong thing, after a few hands you'll get the hang of
it and start mastering the flow of play.
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If you run out of poker
chips, you can always leave the Texas Holdem Poker Training Room and
start over again. Use it as often as you like. When you are familiar
with the game controls and comfortable with the flow of play, go
back to the Lobby and select an active poker table to take on other
poker players for the real thrill of this game.
Hold your mouse over
the avatars for a few seconds to see player profiles popup.
Pocket Cards to see your best hand rank at the moment (it may
change as more community cards are dealt to the board).
control buttons to see tips pop-up to explain their function.
Action buttons typically don't have pop-up tips because they
would be distracting during play.
The Chat window
carries Dealer chat which describes what happens at each step.
Reading it as you play can be instructive.
To see what happened
at the end of the last poker hand, look in the upper right at
the Previous Hand window. Click on the window to bring up the
poker Statistics table showing information on your play during
this table session. Click on the Statistics table to bring up
the previous poker Hand summary again.
The Hand Ranks button
will pop-up a list of all the possible Hand values ranked from
highest to lowest.
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