Slideshow – CardGameHeaven It's Ace. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:07:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Texas Hold ‘Em Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:50:42 +0000 http://localhost:31499/?p=332 Many varieties of Poker feature bluff and money management skills, Texas Hold ’Em is preeminent in this. The most popular form of Poker, a great game which takes minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master.

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The reputation of some card games climbs and drops, but conclusively, Texas Hold ‘Em is definitely the flavour of the moment. The cause for this is the developments in camerawork which have suddenly allowed the television viewer to understand what a great game Texas Hold ’Em really is.


The basics

-Number of players: at least five players

-Playing time: half an hour

-Cards: one standard deck of 52 cards, jokers are not used.

-Ranking: ace high, then King down to deuce. Suits are equal.

– A table and some chips – you should use chips of at least two different denominations (different colours and/or sizes) to make the accounting less channelling. Money is a entirely suitable substitute to chips.


Object of the game

The object of the game is to blend two face-down cards which you receive with five face-up community cards that are accessible to everybody in order to make the best potential five-card hand.



Following every player receiving two cards face-down, a round of betting (covered in more detail later in the guide) occurs. After players call, raise, or fold, the dealer places one card face-down, not to be heard from again (also known as burning a card) and then puts three cards, which are common to everyone, face-up on the table, this is then followed by another round of betting. Afterwards, another card is burned followed by one more face-up card, with an additional round of betting. At last, the dealer burns the last card and places a fifth and final face-up card on the table, and the final round of betting follows.

If there are two or more players left in at the showdown, whichever of them is called on the last bet shows his hand, and the other player either concedes (in which case he does not need to show his hand, or reveals his winning collection). Sometimes the last man standing wins the hand; if a player makes a bet that no one calls, he takes the pot without having to show his hand.

The first three communal cards are known as the flop; the fourth communal card is the turn or fourth street; and the last communal card is the river or fifth street.

The objective of Hold ’Em is to make the best five-card Poker hand. Players may use any mixture of hole cards and the community cards to make the best Poker hand. If the five community cards are the best available hand for everyone, the result is a tie for all players remaining in the game.

You typically play Hold ’Em without any wild cards.

The three most common betting structures for Hold ’Em are:

– Limit Hold ’Em: A popular betting structure, played in both casinos and card rooms. The amounts that any player can bet or raise are prearranged. You can sometimes find $1/$2 tables in some casinos, although they are rare, but you can almost always find $2/$4 tables, these allow you to play with no risk of breaking your bank. Because of this it is ideal for new players.

– No limit Hold ’Em: The hard-hitting, no-limit Poker is widely renowned due to the fact that it’s the variety of the game you see on the World Poker Tour, ESPN, and other places. Other than the initial blind bets (covered later in the guide), there are no predefined limits in regards to what you can bet (excluding the fact that you may not bet more money than you have in front of you when the hand starts). You may bet all the chips in front of you at anytime you like.

– Pot limit Hold ’Em: Pot limit Hold ’Em is somewhere in-between limit and no limit. The highest bet is the amount of money currently in the pot, and the minimum is decided by the big blind bet at the time (covered in the next section). The size of the pot therefore restricts the size of each bet or raise. The way it works is that after you have put in the suitable quantity to call the last bet, you can then raise by whatever is in the pot at that moment in time.

Blind Bets

Unlike many varieties of Poker, in Texas Hold ’Em all players don’t have to put in a bet prior to the cards being dealt. As an alternative, the two players to the left of the dealer are required to put in bets for the first round. The second player to the dealer’s left puts in a bet that’s normally double the size of the bet of the player to the dealer’s immediate left (these two bets known as the small and big blinds, respectively). The amount of the bigger bet corresponds to the minimum bet on the initial round for all the other players.

The blinds are considered part of your initial bet, so the small blind must eventually double his bet in order to stay in the game, except for if another player increases the big bet; if the small blind wants to fold, he loses the smaller (forced) bet. If no one increases the initial bet, the big blind has the choice of calling.

In contests, the blinds begin small and then increases in the following rounds, to speed up the removal of players.

At a casino, a employee will deal the cards, but for each hand has a notional dealer. The notional dealer has a small white button in front of him. The two players to his left are the small blind and the big blind. The betting begins with the player to the left of the big blind and works clockwise round the table, back to the big blind. In following rounds, the opening player on the dealer’s left still in the hand bets first.


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Related External Links

The Pagat website provides a detailed Texas Hold ‘Em guide

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Ring of Fire Sun, 03 Mar 2013 23:49:43 +0000 http://localhost:31499/?p=247 The single most popular drinking card game. We provide the official Ring of Fire rules, also known as Circle of Death.

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To set up the game, clear a table and set a large cup or jug in the middle of the table with the deck of cards placed around the cup in a circle (face down).

Then get a group of your friends to sit around the table, each person having a drink of alcohol.

Play goes round the circle, and players take it in turns to pick a card, following the rules as the cards are picked one by one.

Before you start you must know what each card stands for:

Ace: Waterfall: Everyone keeps drinking until the person who picked the card stops. So who knows how long you’ll be drinking for…

2: F*ck You – You must choose a person from the circle to drink.

3: is F*ck Me – You must drink

4: Floor – touch the floor, last person to do so must drink.

5: Guys – All guys drink- .

6: Chicks – All girls drink

7: Heaven – Point your hand in the sky, whoever is last must drink

8: Pick a date – Choose someone to drink with you

9: Bust a Rhyme – Pick a word such a dog and the person next to you must rhyme with dog, like log, and it goes to the next person and the next, in a circle, until someone messes up and he or she will have to drink

10: Thumb Rule. The person who picks a 10 has thumb rule and has the power to discretely place there thumb on the edge of the table whenever they wish, it must remain there whilst other players slowly realise and must place their own thumb on the edge of the table. The last player to realise thumb rule is being played must drink. You keep thumb rule until another 10 is picked up.

Jack: Make a Rule – You can make up any rule that everyone must follow. E.g. you can only drink with your left hand. Everyone has to follow this rule for the entire game and if you disobey you have to drink.

Queen: Categories- Pick a category such as liquors then go in a circle and everyone must say a word that fits with the category e.g. Vodka, Rum, Gin, Whisky… the first to fail or hesitate must drhink.

King: Pour! You must pour a little bit of your drink into the jug/cup that is in the middle of the table. Whoever picks up the LAST king must down the whole cup, which will be filled with all different drinks, so who knows how awful it could taste!

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Klondike (Solitaire) Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:58:01 +0000 http://localhost:31499/?p=57 The most popular single player card game played today, the game of solitaire is over 300 years old and is the most popular and widely known single player card game of all time.

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Klondike Solitaire is the most popular game of Solitaire and is often simply referred to as ‘Solitaire.’ Winning the game involves strategy, skill and a little luck. It’s a popular game due to its simple rules and easy access.



Space: Moderate

Level: Challenging

Cards: One standard 52-card deck

Players: One



Lay out seven cards in a row – face down excluding the first card. Then put the eighth card face up on the second card in the row, and then complete the row with face-down cards. Place a face-up card on the third pile, and finish off the row in the same way. Continue until you have a face-up card on every pile. Aces are low in this game.

Your layout will look like this:

Klondike Layout


First, look over the spread carefully. Move any cards that you can to the foundation row. Aces first and any cards you can build on them.

You can also build cards on the layout itself. Only the face-up cards are available for this building, and only if they are exposed cards of the pile. Then you can build down-ward in alternating colours.

In the example shown here, you can move the Ace to the foundation row, and then move the black 3 onto the red 4, and the red 2 onto the black 3.

Every time you move a face-up card, you need to turn up the face-down card beneath it, face-up. When there are no more face-down cards in a pile, you have a space. Spaces can be filled by any available king.

Once you’ve made all the moves you can, start going through the stockpile one by one, looking for more cards to build onto the foundations and the layout. If you can’t place the card, it goes face up onto a wastepile, and the top card of the wastepile is available for play.


To win the game

Build up complete suites from Ace to King in the foundation row.



Five rounds make a game. Add up the number of foundation cards you’ve come up with in each round for your final score.

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