This cheat sheet is designed to give you all the basic facts you need to play Hold Em on one simple page. Either save the page to your computer for easy reference, or use the printer friendly hold em cheat sheet to print the page out and keep it next to your computer when you play. Good luck!

The holdem cheat sheet will help you to determine roughly how strong your hand is, which will give you a big advantage against players who simply play any two cards against you. However the only real way to learn texas hold em is to play the game. Download the poker room software from a reputable site such as PokerStars and choose the "play money" option to play against other real players without having to deposit any money. When you're confident you can beat most opponents you can start to turn your skills towards making some cash at the real money tables. Just remember to take your texas hold em cheat sheet with you!


(From highest to lowest)

Royal Flush: T, J, Q, K, A all of the same suit.

Straight Flush: Five cards in a row all of the same suit, but not Ace high.

Four of a kind: Four cards of the same rank e.g. KKKK.

Full House: Three cards of the same rank plus a pair e.g. KKKAA.

Flush: Five cards of the same suit.

Straight: Five cards in a row e.g. 5,6,7,8,9.

Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank e.g. KKK.

Two pair: Two pairs e.g. KKAA.

One pair: Any two cards of the same rank e.g. KK.

High card: If all else fails, the highest card wins � aces count high.


The best starting hands in Hold Em :

Pairs : AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT, 99, 88

Big suited cards: AKs, AQs, AJs, ATs, KQs, KJs, KTs, QJs, QTs, JTs

Big unsuited cards*: AK, AQ, AJ, AT, KQ

* AK plays well in all hold em games, the rest play much better at Limit Hold Em than No Limit / Pot Limit.

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