short poker rules guide is built for online online poker players:
Once the ten places are taken,
the online poker game will begin and you will be given a seat.
The play begins after the dealer button (marked 'D') with two online poker players
making blind bets, the small blind and the big blind.
Two cards are dealt to each online
poker player. The online poker player immediately after
the big blind is first to act.
When it is your turn you have the choice to call, raise or fold.
If you are the small blind you have already placed half of the
poker amount needed in your blind bet to see any more cards, if you are
the big blind you have already placed the amount needed to see
the flop unless a online poker player raises before it is your turn. If there
is a raise you have the choice to re-raise, call or fold.
The Flop: Three community cards are dealt face up. Every online poker
player at the table who didn't fold before the
flop can now use these cards to help their poker
hand, there is
another round of betting at this poker stage. If nobody bets you can
simply check and see the next card without placing any more money
into the pot. A bet must be called or raised if you wish to see
the next card, otherwise you must fold.
The Turn: A fourth community card is dealt face up. Again, every
online poker player still in the hand can check, bet, call, raise or fold depending
on the actions of others.
The River: A fifth and final community card is dealt face up. Here
we see the last betting action. If a bet is made by one online absolute poker player
and called by another, both online poker players must turn over their cards
and the winner is decided.
If at any stage a bet is made but not called, the person betting
takes the whole pot, this person has the choice to show his cards
or simply pass them back to the dealer (known as mucking)
Once the winner is decided, a new hand starts, the dealer button
is moved one place clockwise. The blinds will increase usually
after a set period of time.
After the final person is eliminated, the casino or poker prize
money is shared out and the online poker game is complete. You can always read more in books and poker forums.