The Basics of Poker
Generally, the first person to the left of the button is the first dealer. He is in charge of shuffle the cards. He then deals two cards to each player. The player who has the highest card wins.
The next person to the left must make a bet. He may choose to raise, match, or call. He may also use one card from his hand. The player who declines to make a bet is said to fold.
Each player continues to bet, fold, or call until the last round of betting. This is called a “showdown”. The highest hand wins the pot. The last round of betting is called an “incremental bet.” Typically, poker has at least two betting intervals per round.
When the last round of betting has been completed, the dealer will turn the cards face up. The remaining players will then reveal their hands. A high card will break ties when multiple people have the same card.
A three-of-a-kind is a hand made up of three jacks and one of another rank. A flush is made up of five cards of the same suit. A full house is made up of three aces and two 6s. A straight is made up of five cards in a specific sequence. The best possible straight is 8-9.
A wild card is a card that is not a regular suit. It may be high or low. A wild card may break a tie when multiple people have the same high card. A wild card may make a five of a kind.