Texas Hold’em Curiosities and strategies
One can easily notice on the Internet that most poker rooms offer the Texas Hold’em poker variety in fact over 85% of online poker games are played in this variant. That is why one can say without a doubt that Texas Hold’em has the online scene and is currently the most popular online poker type. However, why has Texas Hold’em become so popular? Surely, the success of the well-known Chris Moneymaker was decisive for the spread of this poker variant. He won the World Series of Poker in 2003, but qualifying for the WSOP Main Event was possible just because he won an online Texas Hold’em tournament.
Then he became a millionaire and one of the most famous faces of the poker world. Since then the boom of this variant began in Europe, while Texas Hold’em was very popular in the United States for quite some time. Perhaps it is not a case that most Texas Hold’em tournaments are won by Americans. In contrast, the spread of the Omaha variant had been more successful in Europe than in the US. Previously, Seven Card Stud was the most played poker variant and even earlier the Five Card Draw variant, which is very common in the Western world. In any case, Texas Hold’em is currently played all over the world and remains one of the most popular types of poker.
One can say that this variant has simple rules, although it is not a simple game it takes you a lot of time to master this type of poker! Online, you can play Texas Hold’em in two forms either cash games (also called ring game) or tournaments. Cash games only take place at one table and the blinds are not raised they remain at a fixed level. In a cash game, you can play as long as you want you can enter the game at any time or leave the table. In contrast, tournaments can be offered as 1-table SNG (Sit and Go), or as MTT (multi-table tournaments), where thousands of players can play simultaneously.
Poker stars hold the record, where on September 6, 2009 a multi-table tournament with 307,016 players took place. In addition, the game starts at tournaments only when there are enough poker players at a table so there is no fixed time. Every poker player can play either shorthanded – with six or fewer players or with nine / ten players per table, both cash games and tournaments. Heads-up poker when you play only in pairs belongs only to poker pros, because you need a lot of skill and a lot of practice.