Poker is a card game, which is played between players, numbering from two to more than six. Over the years it has developed into one of the most famous card games around, with it being the limelight of nearly every casino around the globe. Poker exists in many forms, but arguably the most famous is the Texas Hold’em variation. This version is played widely and is also the most commonly depicted in movies. The objective of Texas hold’em is to have the best total possible combination of cards on the table and in your hand at the end of the round. In this version of game there are various poker hands that must be learnt if you want to the winner. This may seem simple but it is anything but, as explained in the following paragraphs. If you know these poker rules, you can easily win any game. To play a poker game one must know about the poker hands.
The lowest combination of cards is known as a pair; for example having a nine of the hearts and a nine of the spades suit. The combination can be in the hand or table only; it can also be a blend of one card in the hand and one on the table. Similarly the next best combination is two pairs. A better hand than two pairs is three of a kind, it’s basically what it says on the tin: three cards of the same rank. Following that is a straight; this is a combination of any five consecutive rank cards such as three, four, five, six, seven in any suit. Of course like with all poker combinations, these can be using the cards on the table and in the hand. If you need to beat a straight you will need the next best combination, which is a ‘flush’, or higher arrangement. A flush is a total of five cards of the same suit on the table and poker hand. Then there’s a Full house: having three cards of the same rank as well as well as a pair of a different rank, pretty rare. Above that is four of a kind which is four cards of the same rank; so one from each suit. If no combinations occur between any of the players then the player with the highest card rank will win. The highest combination in poker is a straight flush, a series of five cards with the same suit.
Along with the card combinations, some basic poker rules also exist; such as if there are two players both with single pairs then the player with the higher pair will win. This poker rule will also apply to the other card combinations as well. When both players have the same cards which cannot be further divided then the pot will be divided equally between both players.
Overall the game is pretty complex to learn but with this quick guide of the basic poker rules and regulations, it will help you to know when you have a good poker hand, thus improving your game.
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