How To Play Texas Hold'em Poker
To play TheOnlyPoker you must download the game and
Once you have created your account, you will see the poker
where you may pick a table to play. You may play Ring Games and
Sit & Go
with Play Money or with Real Money. If you are new to poker, we recommend you to use our free unlimited Play Money and get yourself familiar with the Poker Rules .
After double-clicking on the table you wish to play, pick a seat. Just click on any button Take Seat.
Get your poker chips. You enter the amount of chips you wish to purchase. The amount varies from one table to another. If you play with real money and you do not have enough credits, you may either play a smaller table and win more money, or use the
cashier to make a deposit.
After you have your chips, you are ready to bet. Depending where you sit on the table next with respect to the dealer, you may be asked if you accept to post the big blind
to immediately enter the game, or wait your turn for posting the small blind.
To play TheOnlyPoker, you have 5 action buttons available:
Fold, Check, Call, Raise and
All-In. Each button also displays the amount involved in the action. For instance, Fold 10,
means you are folding and losing $10. Likewise,
Raise 100 (10 + 90)
means you wish to raise your bet to 100, adding 90 to your previous bet of 10.
You may also pre-play your next action. For instance, say you have weak hand, and you wish to check when comes your turn. You may put a checkbox on the
button. If nobody raised, then the game will automatically check for you.
If somebody raised, then the game will display you a choice to either fold, call, raise (bluff) or go all-in (big bluff). Similarly, you may select the
which means you check if nobody raised and automatically fold if someone raised.
displays the amount you wish to call on your next action. If no other player raise, then the software game will push the call button when comes your turn to bet. If the amount is higher than your pre-play call action, then you will be given the standard buttons to either fold, call, raise or go all-in. The button
means you are willing to call any bet on the table. It is recommend to do this if you have a strong hand and you are willing to match any bet on your next action. The last button,
means you wish to go all-in on your next action, typically because you have a very strong hand and want to raise the pot, or wish to bluff.
displays an event log of the game. The
typically appears on the right of the table, however if you have a narrow window, the
is located at the bottom left of the screen. The
displays almost every event on the table, such as when players are joining and leaving the table, when a new hand starts, players actions (fold, check, call, raise, all-in) as well who is winning the pot. Notice the icons and colors used in the
do match the colors of the actions of the players.
Next to the
is displayed the
In the screenshot below, you see the previous hand. The winner had two pairs (QQ88) and won $504.90. The other players also had two pairs, however of lower rank (QQ44 + A).
When you wish to leave the table, click on the button
at the bottom of the screen.
If you wish to take a pause, you may click on the button
Sit out next hand
where the game will sit you out on the next hand and you will be able to keep your seat at the table without betting anything. If you have been sitting out for more than 3 hands, then your seat will be free and available to any player wishing to join the table.