My cousin’s been talking about a poker game called Texas Holdem. He’s watching a lot of poker on TV and would really like to learn how to play so he can take part in tournaments (like he’s going to retire off his winnings right?). Where can he learn more about it?
First of all, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that very few people actually play poker professionally and you really should make sure your cousin gets that message. Sure, there are a few people who excel at the game, but for most of us it’s just a pastime.
Obviously, the first thing he would need to do is learn the ins and out of the game. There’s a great page on PokerStar’s website that explains the ins and outs of the game as well as how different variations on the game work. For example, there’s Limit Texas Hold’em, No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Texas Hold’em and Mixed Texas Hold’em; all variations which are explained on the page.
Now, here’s the great bit. Once he’s got his head around the rules, he can actually play for free on the site until he’s familiar with the rules and is ready for a real game. The site works with a download that provides a great experience, and he’ll to play with people from around the world. It’s a great way to learn all the different innuendoes of the game, learn from experience and also pick up some tips from people who have been playing the game for some time. Poker is very much like everything else, it takes knowing the rules and gaining as much experience as you can get to get as good as you can ever be. All you need is some information and a place to stretch your wings.