What do you need to play the game?
– A standard deck of cards without Jokers.
– 2 or more players.
– Poker chips or any other substitute.
What is the game play?
Poker can be played in two ways- Stud Poker and Draw Poker. Most of the rules for both these game are similar, except a few.
In Stud Poker, every player is dealt five cards (or seven for a few games). Players then analyze the relative quality of their hands and bet chips likewise. The player who bids the most chips wins unless another person is willing to match the player’s wagered bet. In that situation, the two or more remaining players will demonstrate their cards. The best hand wins all of the chips.
In Draw Poker, every player is dealt five cards, and a series of betting starts. The rest of the players at that point may try to enhance their hands by exchanging as many three cards for another three from the deck. In the event that a player has an Ace, he may exchange every one of the four of his different cards on the off chance of if he so desires.
The rounds of betting start from the left of the dealer and each player has four options to choose from-
1. Fold- A person who thinks his/her cards aren’t good enough to win the round or who does not want the bet money increased, can call fold and lay down his/her cards. When a player lays down his/her cards he/she cannot win the hand, but also will not lose any chips.
2. Raise- A player who believes that he/she has a good hand can increase their bet by calling a raise and continue playing.
3. Call- Once one player has raised his/her stakes, the other players must decide if they want to raise their stakes again. To call means to equal the bet amount to the person who has called a raise.
4. Check- If no player has increased the bet that is required to continue, a player can stand by checking or passing his/her option to bet.
In a poker game, individual cards are given ranks from the best to worst. If two players achieve the same hand, Ace breaks thee tie and is declared as the most valuable cards. The cards are ranked in descending order- Ace, Kind, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.
The ranking of cards from the lowest to highest value is-
High card- If no combination can be made, then the player with the highest single card wins the hand.
One pair- A pair is made when a player has any of the two similar cards.
Two pairs- The player with highest two pairs wins.
Three of a kind- When the player as three similar cards
Straight- A running sequence of cards is called a straight
Flush- When all five cards in one hand are of the same suit
Full house- When the player has three of a kind pair in one hand
Four of a kind- Having four same numbers in one set
Straight Flush- Made of five consecutive cards with the same suit.
Royal Flush- A straight flush that runs from Ace to 10.