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October 6, 2021

How to Play Ultimate Texas Hold 'em Online

Aria Williams
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Ultimate Texas Hold 'em has many similarities with Texas Hold 'em. However, the game has few modifications. Like most poker games, players bet against the house. According to the rules, each player must place two bets at the start of the game. In addition, there are optional betting opportunities. Read the basic things you should know before playing the game in the sections that follow.

How to Play Ultimate Texas Hold 'em Online

Ultimate Texas Hold 'em Rules

The hands in Ultimate Texas Hold 'em follow standard poker hand ranking. Below is the list of the hands arranged from the lowest to the strongest:

  1. Royal Flush
  2. Straight Flush
  3. Four of a Kind
  4. Full House
  5. Flush
  6. Straight
  7. Three of a Kind
  8. Two Pair
  9. One Pair
  10. High Card

Betting Options

You have to place an ante and blind bet at the start of the game. Both bets must be equal. For example, when playing at a $5 table, you have to put $5 on blind and another $5 on the ante bet.

Players can place an additional bet known as the "Trips." On this one, there are no limits to the bet size. Your hand must be three of a kind or any other stronger hand to win the trip's bet.

Beginner Strategies to Win Ultimate Texas Hold 'em.

Ultimate Texas Hold 'em is a strategy game. It is not like poker, where winning depends on luck. One thing to keep in mind is that the house always has the upper hand. However, players can attempt to lower the house edge by playing with the following strategies.

Preflop Strategies

How you play in preflop determines the outcome when the game ends. Here is an outline of the best moves to make in the position:

  • Raise 4x in hand containing an Ace
  • Raise 4x in hand containing K5o+ and K2s – K4s
  • Raise 4x in hand containing Q8o+, Q6s, and Q7s
  • Raise 4x in hand containing JTo, J8s, and J9s
  • Raise 4x in hand containing pairs of 33 or better

Post Flop Strategies

In post-flop, you have to choose between doubling your bet for value and protecting your bet by playing check. The value of the cards in hand influences your decision. You need to make quick calculations when playing with this strategy. You should:

  • Double the bet in post-flop when you have two pairs or better, a hidden pair (comprises a community card and a hole card) with more value than a pair of deuces, or four cards completing a flush
  • Bet 1x on the river when you have a hidden pair or better. This also works if the dealer has less than 21 out cards to overpower your hand

Playing to Win Over the House Edge

You can lose basic bets in Ultimate Texas Hold 'em 2.2% of the time if you consider each bet separately and 1% if you consider both bets. That means your chances of breaking even are very high. All in all, using advanced strategies such as the ones discussed above can help you win more rounds.


Ultimate Texas Hold 'em online allows you to experience the new age of card games. You can practice the strategies listed above and try more in demo mode. After developing a working strategy for free, you can then switch to real money.

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Aria Williams
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