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HOLD'EM POKER
Ver. 1.00

CGA or Monochrome

(C) Copyright 1988

by

Raymond M. Buti

All Rights Reserved


United Innovations Plus
Post Office Box 21081
Castro Valley, Ca. 94546



























TABLE OF CONTENTS

TERMS ........................................................ 1

REGISTRATION AGREEMENT ....................................... 1

DISTRIBUTION DISK ............................................ 2

INTRODUCTION ................................................. 2

BASIC RULES OF HOLD'EM ....................................... 3

STARTING HOLD'EM ............................................. 3

HARD DISK INSTALLATION ....................................... 3

BOOT SCREEN .................................................. 4

MAIN SCREEN .................................................. 4

MAIN SCREEN OPTIONS .......................................... 4

DEAL - F1 .................................................... 4

SETUP OPTIONS - F3 ........................................... 5

STATISTICS SCREEN - F7 ....................................... 6

HIGH GAMES - F8 .............................................. 6

PLAYERS OPTIONS .............................................. 7

BETTING ...................................................... 7

WINNING THE POT .............................................. 7

RANK OF HANDS ................................................ 7

SHAREWARE LIMITATIONS ........................................ 8

SETUP LIMITATIONS ............................................ 8

UPGRADE POLICY ............................................... 9

REGISTRATION FORM ............................................ 9





















TERMS

This software is distributed as ShareWare. What this means is,
you a granted free license to use, copy and distribute this
software as often as you wish so long as the following
restrictions have been met:

1 - When distributing this software, it must be in its
original unmodified form. The ARCed or Compressed .EXE
version of this software will only be distributed to
Bulletin Board Systems and computer information exchanges,
i.e. The Great American Dream Machine (415)-581-3019, GEnie,
Delphi, The Source, Compuserve etc.

2 - Prior written consent from United Innovations Plus must be
obtained before a fee or charge is made for copying or
distribution, with the exception of the computer information
exchanges as mentioned above.

3 - This software shall not be included with other programs,
goods, services, etc. without prior written consent from
United Innovations Plus with the exception of the computer
information exchanges as mentioned above.



REGISTRATION AGREEMENT

United Innovations Plus requires you to register this software
if you plan on using it. Registered users will receive the
latest version with all options available, full support and
notification of later releases. Please note that not all
options and functions are available with this Shareware
release. To register your copy of this software, please use the
Registration Form and make checks payable to United
Innovations Plus.

























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DISTRIBUTION DISK

The following files should be contained either in the HLDMV1.ARC
file or on your HOLDEM POKER Shareware diskette:

HOLDEM.EXE Main program
HOLDEM.DOC Documentation
START.BAT Used to read or print documentation
and install Hold'em to Hard Disk
INTRO Used by Start.Bat
PRT Used by Start.Bat
HD Used by Start.Bat
REPLY.COM Used by Start.Bat


INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Hold'em Poker, one of the most popular poker games
found in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hold'em is played in most of the
major casinos as well as many card clubs in many states. With
the popularity of Hold'em, more and more card clubs have been
trying to legalize this form of poker in cities where card clubs
are legalized. I hope they all succeed.

This computer game not only will give you hours of
entertainment and enjoyment, but it will also allow you to
sharpen up your skills as a Hold'em Poker player. For the
novice, you can learn how to play the game in the comfort of
your own home or office ( assuming your boss is on vacation ).

Hold'em was written to follow the general rules set forth in
most of the card clubs. Not all card clubs have the same exact
rules as others. Although the rules may vary slightly between
card clubs, you'll find that these apply to most games.

The documentation has been written with the novice in mind.
Those that require more information on Hold'em may either write
me or purchase one of the many books describing Hold'em in
detail.






















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BASIC RULES OF HOLD'EM

Hold'em is usually played as either a No Limit game or as a
Fixed Limit game. In this game, you will be playing a 10-20
Fixed Limit game. This is called a Fixed Limit because all bets
will be in increments of either $10 or $20 depending on which
round of betting the players happen to be in. A standard deck
of 52 playing cards is used.

Hold'em will follow the same rules as those found in most of the
more popular gambling casinos. There will be a house dealer
that will deal for all the players, keep track of the pot,
players bets, and to take a house cut out of each pot.

This will be a nine-handed game. Your computer will be playing
eight of the players, leaving the ninth player for you. At the
beginning of each hand of Hold'em, the dealer will first be sure
that all players have placed an ante into the pot. When the pot
is correct, the dealer will proceed to deal out two cards to
each player. The cards will be dealt starting with the first
person to the dealers left until all nine players have two
cards. The eight computer players will have their cards dealt
face down, and your hand will be dealt face up. There will be
one round of betting on these two cards. The dealer will then
deal three cards face up in the middle of the table. These
cards are called the "Flop". The Flop cards are community cards
and used by all players. There will be another betting round.
The dealer will deal another card face up in the middle of the
table. This is known as "Fourth Street". Fourth Street is also
a community card. There will be another betting round. The
dealer will deal the last card face up in the middle of the
table. This is known as "Fifth Street", also a community card.
We then have the last round of betting. The winner is the
player with the best poker hand using five out of seven cards,
two in the players hand and the five in the middle of the table.


STARTING HOLD'EM

To play Hold'em, be sure your backup copy is in Drive A. Type
in the name "HOLDEM" from your Dos prompt and press the ENTER
key.

Example: A> Holdem [ENTER]

Keep your disk in Drive A until you've quit playing Hold'em.
When you quit playing, Hold'em will write to your default drive,
in this case, Drive A.


HARD DISK INSTALLATION

If you have a Hard Disk and wish to have Hold'em installed on
it, you may copy HOLDEM.EXE to your selected directory using
your Dos COPY command or press F3 from the main menu shown when
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You will creat a directory on Drive C called \Games and copy the
required files into that directory. When the installation is
complete, you may run Hold'em by typing HOLDEM from your Dos
prompt and press the ENTER key.

Example: C:\Games\Holdem [ENTER]


BOOT SCREEN

Once loaded, Holdem will display its Boot screen. This will
show you the version number, copyright notice, etc. You may
press any key once you've read this screen.


MAIN SCREEN

The main screen consists of a house dealer, a section of the
table for the Flop, Fourth Street, Fifth Street, and an area for
the pot. The players hands will be dealt by the house dealer in
a half circle around the table. Each player will have a number
beside his cards representing his playing position at the table.
Surrounding one of the numbers will be a BUTTON which indicates
who will be dealing that hand. The house dealer will deal for
that player. The lower portion of your screen will display your
options you currently have available.


MAIN SCREEN OPTIONS

Options available prior to each deal are:

F1 - Deal Deals next hand of Hold'em.
F3 - Setup Menu Allows you set up your own rules.
F7 - Statistics Displays house and players statistics.
F8 - High Games Displays the top 15 players.
F10 - Quit Ends Hold'em and returns you to Dos.

First time users should press F3 and go directly to the Setup
Menu.


DEAL - F1

When your ready to play another hand of Hold'em, just press the
F1 key. The house dealer will verify that the Button is placed
in front of proper player, then verify that all players have put
in their ante. The house dealer will then deal out two cards
face down to each player. Your hand will be dealt face up.
Play begins with the first person to the dealers left.

As each player acts, you will notice a letter appear by the
players hand. Those letters represent the action the player
took. Here are the list of letters and their meanings:

"B" player has made an opening bet.
"C" player has called a bet or raise.
"R" player has raised or re-raised.
"P" player has passed or checked the hand.


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If a player folds, the entire hand is erased.

The pot will increment according to each players decisions.


SETUP OPTIONS - F3

The Setup Menu will allow you to set up various options
available in Hold'em. Your screen will show the following:

1 - Practice Mode Off
2 - Teaching Mode Off
3 - Show Shuffling On
4 - Sound On
5 - Allow Check/Raise Off
6 - Display Bets On
7 - Playing Speed (0-9) 5
8 - Playing Position (1-9) 5
9 - House Take (0-9%) 5%
0 - Time (Every 15 hands) $2
A - Ante ($1-$8) $2
B - Save Current Settings HOLDEM.DAT

These are the default settings that come with Hold'em. You may
change the above options by pressing any one of the numbers from
1 to 0 & A. Pressing the letter B will save your settings to
the default filename HOLDEM.DAT on your default drive.

1 - Practice Mode will allow you to play Hold'em without
altering any of the players standings.

2 - The Teaching Mode instructs you during the course of play.
This is designed for the novice player in mind. Player
standings are not altered during this mode of play.

3 - Turns your shuffling display On or Off.

4 - Turns your sound On or Off.

5 - Many clubs allow players to Check and Raise. You may set
this to either allow checking and raising or not. This may
be set either On or Off.

6 - This will allow you to display the total amount each player
has invested in the pot. Set to either On or Off.
NOTE: Ante will not be included in this display.

7 - This will allow you to change the speed in which the dealer
deals the cards. This will also change the speed of the
actual game. 0 being the fastest speed and 9 the slowest.

8 - You are allowed to switch playing positions with another
player at any time prior to a new hand. Once the hand has
been dealt, you obviously must remain in that position.

9 - The house makes its money in one of two ways. By either
taking a house cut from each pot or by collecting time from
each player, usually every 30 minutes. When this setting is
above 0, the house will collect that percentage out of each


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pot as its commission. There will be no commission taken
from pots that only contain the antes and one bet. This
eliminates a player having to pay a commission when all he
wins are the antes. When the House Take is set to 0, the
commission will be taken every 15 hands by the means of Time
Collection (See option 0).

0 - This option has no effect until the House Take (Option 9) is
set to 0. You are able to change the amount of commission
taken every 15 hands from $2 to $8.

A - This will allow you to change your ante from $1 to $8.

B - You may save and change these settings at anytime prior to
the start of a new hand.

To leave the Setup Menu, press ENTER. Pressing ENTER will take
you back to the Main Screen. Pressing F1 will also take you
back to the Main Screen, but will start dealing the next hand.


STATISTICS SCREEN - F7

The Statistics Screen will show all the players profit/loss.
Your playing position will be highlighted with two markers.
You'll also be able to view the current hands dealt during this
session of play, the total Hold'em hands played, average size of
the pot, the house take for this session, and the total house
take.

To leave the Setup Menu, press ENTER. Pressing ENTER will take
you back to the Main Screen. Pressing F1 will also take you
back to the Main Screen, but will start dealing the next hand.


HIGH GAMES - F8

When pressing F8, you will be able to view the Hold'em Hall of
Fame. This screen shows the top fifteen money winners.

Scores are saved when you quit playing Hold'em. Your score will
be added to the Hall of Fame if your winnings exceed the lowest
score on the top fifteen. In the event one of the computer
players has a greater score than yours, the computer player will
be added to the Hall of Fame along with yours, assuming your
score still qualifies.

If your score qualifies, your are asked to type in your name.
You are allowed up to twenty-one characters. If you press the
ENTER key without entering your name, your score will not be
saved.

Scores are saved to your default drive under the filename of
HOLDEM.HIS.







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PLAYERS OPTIONS

When you press F1 from the Main Screen, the cards are dealt out
for a new hand of Hold'em. When it's your turn to act, your
options will be shown on the lower part of your screen. If the
pot has not been opened, it has either been checked up to you or
you are first to act. Your options will be either to Bet or
Check. You may not fold unless there has been a bet. If there
has been a bet, then your options will be either to Call, Raise
or Fold. This procedure works the same in all betting rounds.


BETTING

The betting in Hold'em is restricted to the limit of the game.
You are playing a $10-$20 Limit game. The betting during the
first round and during Flop will have bets in increments of $10.
During Fourth and Fifth Streets, the betting is set at $20. In
Limit Hold'em, you have two rounds of $10 bets and two rounds of
$20 bets.


WINNING THE POT


After the last round of betting, if more than one player still
remains in the pot, the cards are all turned face up and the
house dealer will take his cut of the pot and distribute the
remainder of the pot to the winner or winners of the hand. In
the event of a tie hand, the pot will be split among the players
holding the best hand. Any odd amount that cannot be split
evenly among the players will be left in the pot for the next
hand. In Hold'em, a pot could be split among two or more of the
players. As an extreme example, suppose all players remain in
the pot to the end. The Flop, Fourth Street and Fifth Street
show an Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 all in hearts. Guess what?
All the players have a Royal Flush. The pot is split among all
the players. You would have broke even if the house didn't take
a commission out of each pot.


RANK OF HANDS

Poker is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. Occasionally
a joker will be used in some games. Lowball and Draw tend to
use the joker more often than other forms of Poker. Any time a
poker game has more than five cards envolved, you must use the
best five to determine your best poker hand. Hold'em has seven
cards, two for each player and a total of five exposed community
cards used by all players. You must choose any five of the
seven cards to make your hand. The order of hands, best to
worst are:









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Hand Best Worst

Royal Flush A K Q J 10 -----
Straight Flush K high 5 high
Four-of-a-Kind 4 Aces 4 Deuces
Full House Aces full Deuces full
Flush Ace high 7-5 high
Straight Ace high 5 high
Three-of-a-Kind 3 Aces 3 Deuces
Two Pair Aces & Kings 3's & Deuces
One Pair Aces Deuces
No Pair (High Card) Ace high 7 high


SHAREWARE LIMITATIONS

This Shareware version is a full working copy with a few
limitations that will not interfere with the playing of Hold'em.


SETUP LIMITATIONS

3 - Show Shuffling is always On.
4 - Sound is always On.
5 - Check/Raise is not allowed.
6 - Display players bets is always On.
7 - Playing speed is always set at 5.
8 - Playing position will always be player #5.
A - Player Ante will remain at $2.
B - SetUp file is saved in Registered Version

On this Shareware version, high games are not saved to disk.

The total hands dealt and total house take, shown on the
Statistics Screen are not saved to disk.


























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UPGRADE POLICY

Registered Users will be notified when upgrades have been made
available.


REGISTRATION FORM

Holdem Ver 1.00
Registration Fee $15.00 for 5 1/4" diskette
Registration Fee $17.00 for 3 1/2" diskette


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