Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em
Before you host or play a Texas Hold 'em tournament, do you know a river from a flop? A blind from a rake? Test your knowledge!
What are the blinds in a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament?
- forced bets that start off the hand
- the cards dealt face-down to each player
- the first two players left of the dealer
What does the acronym, WSOP, represent?
- Worldwide Standards of Poker
- World Series of Poker
- Western Style of Poker
What is the order of cards dealt in a Texas Hold 'em poker game?
- pocket cards, flop, turn, river
- river, turn, flop, pocket cards
- pocket cards, turn, river, flop
How are tournament rules decided upon at a home Texas Hold 'em tournament?
- House, or host, makes the rules.
- The invited players vote on the rules prior to play.
- There are standard poker rules used in all Texas Hold 'em tournaments.
True or False: It is legal to hold a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament in your house as long as the host's profits do not exceed $1,000.
What's the best way to plan the seating chart for the tournament?
- Let people sit where they want; it makes for more fun.
- Have a rotating seating chart for each hand.
- Randomly assign seats.
What is a dealer button?
- a button you push to let the dealer know you're ready for more cards
- a marker showing who is dealing for that hand
- a button entitling the dealer to free drinks and snacks at the tournament
What is the river in a Texas Hold 'em poker game?
- the cards dealt facedown
- the 3 communal cards dealt
- the last community card dealt
What are the medium cards in a Hold 'em game?
- 7, 8, 9
- 5 through 10
- Any card that is not a face card.
True or False: For a Hold 'em tournament with 24 players, you should use 3 tables of eight guests.
What is a burn card?
- one of the seven cards you don't use in your 5-card poker hand
- the card that ruins your chance of a flush
- the top card the dealer discards before each deal
What is not a material used to make poker chips?
True or False: In the case of a dispute, the dealer decides who is correct.
What is considered a strong starting hand in Texas Hold 'em?
- ace, king -- any suit
- a pair of nines
- a pair of twos
Why are the first three community cards in Texas Hold 'em called the flop?
- because of how the dealer slaps the cards down
- They either make or break your hand.
- More players fold at this point.
True or False: It is poor etiquette to have food on the table during a poker game.
What happens in the Double Flop variation of Texas Hold 'em?
- Two players must fold on the flop.
- Only two communal cards are dealt in Double Flop.
- Two parallel games are dealt and played.
Why is bluffing harder in Texas Hold 'em?
- Traditionally, it's a game for novice poker players so their bluffing is not perfected.
- Bluffing is actually not allowed in Hold 'em.
- The majority of the cards are communal so you know what people may have.
How many decks should you have on each table during a home Hold 'em tournament?
How did the river card get its name?
- The card can be wild, just like a river, in some game variations.
- In the past, players were sometimes thrown in the river for dealing an extra card.
- The game originated by the Rio Grande in Texas.