Poker guide

You’ve heard lots of things about the poker game and you want to try it, too but you lack knowledge about the game. After all, you don’t want to start as a simple beginner and to lose everything from the very first rounds. In this article, there will be explained the basics of this game.

The poker game has a standard deck of cards, with which you must play. The deck contains 52 cards, and they are all arranged in 4 suits. The suits are hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. The highest card from the poker game is the ace, and straight after it is the deuce card. Also, in poker the suits are not ranked at all, being considerate equal.

If you want to master the poker game you must learn first the rankings. They are crucial if you want to win. Each form of poker is following the same standard of rankings. So, let’s say that you have a hand composed from a card of 2, one of 4, of 8, a 9 and an Ace. This is one of the worst hands that a person can have. You have nothing in there, on which you can bet with confidence. In this case you can just say pass, and you can wait for another round of poker. If there are two players and both of them have the same cards on their hands, actually the highest card they will decide the round’s winner through the next highest card.


If you have a pair of cards, but your opponent also has a pair, the winner will be the one that has the highest pair. Also, if your pair is equal with the opponent’s pair the round will be decided by the next highest card. That card is also known as the kicker. The same things apply at two pairs hands or when you have three cards of the same ranking.

Now, the straight is better than three cards of a kind. It means that you have 5 consecutive cards as 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Of course, these cards can be defeated in a round by highest cards as in this case a 10, J, Q, K, and an A. There are two important things that you must know about the straight hands: the cards must not be necessarily from the same suit, but you must have 5 in a row. If you have only 3 or 4 you can’t do anything with that hand.

The next best hand after a straight is a flush. The cards from your hand must be of the same suit. At this hand you don’t need 5 consecutive cards as at the straight. You can have a 4, 7, 8, Q and K, but they all must make part from the same suit. If both players have a flush hand, the winner will be the one with the higher flush.

A full house is a better hand than that of flush. In this case, you will have in your hand a pair and three cards of a kind. The one, who decide the winner of the game, if two players have a full house, is the three cards of a kind factor.

After a full house the best hand is made from four of a kind, or also known as quads. In this case you have four cards of the same kind into your hand. It can be beaten by a straight flush that is composed from 5 consecutive cards from the same suit. The royal flush is composed from 5 consecutive cards that start from 10 and end with the Ace card.







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