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How To Play Heads Up Limit Texas Hold’em

All our games are played using Limit Texas Hold’em rules. Blinds are $10 and $20.
Because only 2 players are involved, the betting sequence may be slightly different to what you’re used to – read on!

  1. The two players place ‘blind bets’, which are forced bets to be made before any cards are dealt. In each hand the players will take turns posting the small blind and the big blind
  2. Both players are dealt two cards, these are called ‘hole’ or ‘pocket’ cards. (In hold’em strip’em games your cards are face up, but this is just so you can see your cards quickly, your opponent can’t see your cards!)
  3. The small blind acts first. They can either call the bet ($10), raise it ($20), or fold. The big blind then has the option to bet, even if the small blind called. They can also check or fold.
  4. After the betting is completed, when all bets have been matched or both players have checked, and assuming nobody folds, three cards are dealt face up in the center of the table, which is referred to as the ‘board’. The first three cards in Texas Hold’em are called ‘the flop’. These cards are ‘community card’ meaning both players will use them in combination with their hole cards to make the best hand possible.
  5. From the flop on, betting begins with the player who posted the big blind, who can check, bet or fold.
  6. After the betting is complete, and nobody has folded, a fourth card is dealt face up onto the board. This is called ‘fourth street’ or the ‘turn’ card.
  7. From this round on, the bet sizes double to ($40 for a bet, $80 for a raise). Another round of betting follows.
  8. If neither player has folded, the final card is dealt face up. This card is also called fifth street or the ‘river’.
  9. A final round of betting occurs. If neither player folds, both players will show their cards and the person who can make the best five card hand by combining their pocket cards with the cards on the board wins. Now and again, the five cards making up the board will actually be the best hand, in which case both players split the pot.
  10. That’s it, you now know How To Play Heads Up Limit Texas Hold’em!

Strip Poker

Of course, there’s also the stripping side of things – holdem without the stripem isn’t quite so much fun!
On each player starts with $250. As they run out of chips, both players can strip up to 4 times to gain more. As your opponent strips, you’ll see more and more of her. If she wins back enough chips, she will also buy back some clothes and cover up..

Once your opponent has no more strips left and no more chips to bet with, you’ll win and get to see her final image and a slideshow of all previous images.


  1. Michael says:

    This game clearly uses routines that allow it to “look” at players cards and cards that will be in the flop.
    It never continues with the game when player has good starting hand or if the card in the flop will help player in any way.
    Other than that nicely done.

  2. PokerChick says:

    Sorry Michael, but you’re wrong – there is no cheating (please see the FAQ for more).
    In addition, your observation is plain wrong too. All the opponents behave differently, of course, but they will frequently see the flop – the cards that you hold have no effect on this at all.
    Mind you, if you hit a pocket pair and start raising, and the computer has nothing, it is very likely that she’ll fold, but that’s all to do with her hand – nothing to do with yours.
    My advice would be: play cagey pre-flop when you have a good hand..

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