Dealing the Turn or Fourth Street
The 'turn', also know as the 'turn card' (or Fourth Street) is the fourth community card game dealt in community card games such as Holdem and Omaha. Board cards are the shared cards that are dealt face up on the table. All players in the hand can use these cards in combination with their hole cards to make the best five card hand.
The image (right) shows a typical game of Holdem. It also illustrates the flop and the turn dealt.
There are two rounds of betting before the turn card is dealt. After hole cards are dealt (the cards private to each player), there is a round of betting and players get the choice as to whether to stay in the hand. After this round of betting, the flop is dealt, which are the first three shared cards, dealt face up. There is then another round of betting before the turn card is dealt. At this stage in then hand, players will have an idea as to whether they are in good shape to win the hand. There is still one card to come.
In community card games the objective is to make the best five card poker hand. In Hold'em you can use any combination of the two hole cards and five board cards to make the hand. In Omaha you must use use exactly two hole cards (of the four dealt) in combination with three on the board to make your hand.
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