This page provides a general overview of how poker is played. AsSeven Card Stud, Texas Hold’em, Omaha, andDraw Pokeron the pagePoker Variants is listed.There is also a page on theThe history of the game of poker.
Players, cards and objective of the game
Typically, poker is considered a game for 2 to 7 players, the more the better – the ideal number of players is 6 or 7. However, some variants can be played with more than seven players, and some are also suitable for fewer players – even for only two (“heads up”). Handing out and playing cards is done in a clockwise direction.
An international standard 52-card game is used, and in most variations there are no wild cards. The ranking of the cards from top to bottom is A, K, D, B, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. Under certain circumstances, the ace may be considered the lowest card below the 2 , For the comparison of the leaves all colors are the same.
Poker is usually played for money, although for the sake of simplicity often tokens are used instead of money. Such tokens or chips have different values and are sometimes marked with the numbers 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500; sometimes they also have different colors (white, red, blue, etc.), the value of which the players have to agree on. The players buy chips from the host before the game and change them back into money at the end.
Generally, a poker game is as follows.
When the game requires it, players make a basic bet by placing some of their chips in a central area on the table called a pot or cash register.
The dealer distributes cards to the players.
Players look at their own cards and then have the opportunity to increase their bet by placing more chips in the pot. All other players then either have to put chips in the pot to make at least the same contribution to the pot, or to drop them, i. E. lay down their cards and give up the chips they have already put into the pot.
Players who did not discard are called active players. If all active players put the same amount into the pot, the betting round ends. Depending on the variant played, additional cards may be dealt or players may exchange some cards, after which another round of betting begins, and so on.
After the last betting round, the showdown occurs: All active players show their cards and the owner of the best five-card hand wins the pot. If at any time there is only one active player left, he automatically wins the pot without having to show his cards.
Of course, it’s about winning money, which can happen in two ways.
You have the best hand at the showdown.
You make the other players throw off.
The second option opens up opportunities for bluffing. If all other players believe that you have a good hand, then if you raise the bet you will probably lose, rather than putting more chips into a pot that you are likely to lose. If everyone else drops, you win, even if your hand is actually worse than the others.
Ranking of Poker Sheets
Of course you have to know which leaves beat which other leaves. A poker hand always consists of five cards. Although you can choose from more than five cards in some variations, always choose the five cards that make the best hand, and all other cards are irrelevant when comparing hands.
The ranking of hands in standard poker is, from top to bottom, as follows.
Five consecutive cards of the same color. An ace can be considered high for the highest straight flush variant, A-K-D-B-10, also known as a royal flush. An ace can also be scored low for episode 5-4-3-2-A, but not high and low at the same time (for example, 2-A-K-D-B is not a valid straight flush).
Four cards of the same value and another card, about 9-9-9-9-D. A quad is also referred to as quads or, outside the English-speaking world, as poker. The rest of the card – in this example the queen – is called the kicker.
Three cards of the same value and a pair of another value, about 555-K-K, which is also called “fives full of kings”. Sometimes you hear the term Boat for Full House.
A flush consists of five cards of the same suit (not consecutive, as this would be a straight flush).
Five consecutive cards, not the same color. The highest value is