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Texas Double Flop Holdem Play

Similar to standard Texas Holdem except with more community cards used on the flop, turn and river.

To make to the highest value five card hand from two pocket cards and five community cards of the ten available, choosing either the lower or upper row to construct your hand. In most cases the pot will be shared between the player with the strongest hand taken from the upper row and the player with the strongest hand from the lower row. However if this is the same person who holds both of these the whole pot is won by them (referred to as scooping the pot).

Playing Double Flop Holdem:

  • Both betting and dealing rotate in a clockwise order. The dealer will be marked by a button. In clockwise order from the dealer are the players who for this round will be the small blind and big blind. The small blind if he so chooses must bet half of the low limit (25cent in a 50cent/$1 game) without seeing his hand blind and the big blind must bet the full low limit bet (50cent in a 50cent/$1 game) again without seeing his hand. In the following round the big blind will in turn be the small blind and so on. The benefit to being the dealer is that you are the last to bet and so have the advantage of seeing how the round plays out before committing any of your chips.
  • Once the two blinds have placed their bets or folded each player is given two, face down, hole cards which no other players are able to see. Each player starting from the player immediate to the big blind, following a clockwise order of rotation then commences a round of bets by placing their bet according to the limit rules mentioned above. Each player has the option to call (match the previous bet), fold (quit the round of play) or raise (increase the size of the call bet for the following players) according to how they value their cards and predict the forthcoming flop (dealing of the three community cards) will work with them. In a limit game their bet must be equal or higher than the set betting low limit (which would be 50cent in a 50cent$1 game).
  • After each player has completed their first round of bets two community cards are then placed in the centre of the table from the deck, face up so each player can clearly see them, one starting an upper row and other a lower row. This process is referred to as the flop. Each player, again starting with the player who is the big blind, places a bet according to how the flop cards work with their hole cards according to the value system explained in our Hands section. They can again either call, raise, or fold as long as their bet is equal or higher than the set betting low limit if a limit game (which would be 50cent in a 50cent$1 game).
  • Once the dealer has made the final bet of the round two community cards are placed face up again one in each row and another betting round commences (turn cards). If a limit game all bets must now be equal or greater than the betting high limit (which would be $1 in a 50cent/$1 game).
  • Once this is completed two final community cards are placed in the either row which then commences the final and ultimate betting round (the river cards). Again if a limit game all bets must now be equal or greater than the betting high limit (which would be $1 in a 50cent$1 game). A showdown occurs and the pot is awarded (most normally split).


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