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Texas Hold’em is the most popular type of poker. It is played with two to ten players. During the initial hand, one player acts as the dealer. This person has the option of putting all of his or her chips into the pot, or raising the bet.

Before the deal, all players put their money in the ante. Unlike the blinds, the ante is raised at regular intervals.

After the first round of betting, the floorperson turns the community cards. These cards are dealt face up for opponents to see.

Players can also make side bets using their remaining chips. They should remember that all side bets should be based on the amount of the pot.

A dead hand is a hand that is not legally playable. When a hand is declared dead, the player is automatically dealt a new hand.

Generally, the player who loses a hand is killed before the pot is awarded. However, the player’s losing hand is not a reason to complain. Depending on the rules, the player may be awarded a share of the prize.

Besides, players who have not reached the table before the game starts are not allowed to sit at the table. In some cases, guests or non-players are allowed to sit at the table.