A friend of mine and I were talking about the maximum
amount of players at Texas Hold'em. I said 22 players
and he said only 21 could be the maximum because by
tradition you can't use the last card in the deck.
Please settle this argument. John M.
blackjack, John, in Texas Hold'em, you do not discard
the top card of the deck prior to dealing a round.
So, theoretically, Texas Hold'em can be played by
up to 22 players (44 player cards, three burn cards,
and five community cards).
to some unwritten law of not using the last card,
I've never heard
of it. Also, since Hold'em is generally played
among 2 to10 people,
you'll only see a spread larger than that late
at night when the poker
room is short a dealer, or in tournaments when
combine two tables.
for myself, I've never sat in on anything larger
than a 12-handed