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Texas Hold ’em

Your Call, Tina. Will a simple pair of eights be enough to snare this $1,000 pot

License / Price:
Shareware / $4.99
Last Updated:
2010-05-25
Operating System:
Mac OS X
Publisher:
Apple Inc.

Description of Texas Hold ’em

BSEditor: Down to your last $200, you receive your next hand: six of clubs and four of diamonds. You wince but Stay in anyway. As the betting continues around the table, two of your five opponents fold. One of the players who stayed in gives a slight smile as she raises her bet by $50. Confidence or a bluff? You decide the latter and meet that amount.

Three cards, known as the flop, hit the table: six of hearts, king of clubs, and ace of spades. Not a strong hand, to be sure, but you Figure you might bluff your way through this round. You raise the bet by another $20, trying to remain conservative while giving an air of confidence. Another player folds, but it wasn’t the bluffer.

The turn card appears: six of diamonds. Three-of-a-kind isn’t a bad hand, especially if you’re bluffing. You stay in, but the bluffer tacks on another $50, Again flashing those pearly whites as she does so. The other player still hanging in folds, leaving just two of you. You meet the bluffer’s bet, thankful her computer-generated visage can’t detect the sweat dripping down your forehead.

The Showdown

The dealer reveals the final card, known as the river: seven of hearts. The bluffer stays in. Do you try to beat her at her own game and raise the stakes, or do you Play it cool and hope you don’t lose your shirt? You opt for the latter. Now it’s time for the showdown: The bluffer reveals the king of hearts and the ace of diamonds. Three-of-a-kind beats two-pair, and the pot is yours.

Whew. Of course, the bluffer is holding $1,635, so she could afford to be aggressive, while you have a long way to Go before you can hope to meet her total. The players in this tournament have proven to be much tougher than those you met during the last one. Already you’ve seen two players empty their coffers and drop out, and you would have been next in line if you hadn’t won that last hand.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
Platform: N/A

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