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How to Play Poker


Basically, Poker is a game of chance. The goal of the game is to create the best hand of cards. The highest hand will win the pot. The pot is a combination of all the bets made by all players in a single deal.

The cards are dealt face up. Each player receives five cards. The player who makes the first bet is called the active player. He can raise or call. He must make the bet before anyone else can fold.

The second round of betting occurs after the flop. In the second round of betting, all the players can call or fold. When the second round of betting is complete, the betting round ends.

The third round of betting takes place after the turn. This is also called the showdown. The winning player will show his or her cards. The showdown is where the winning hand is shown. The winning hand is the one with the highest card and the most value. The other players will then have to match the bet.

In a tie, the player with the highest unmatched fifth card wins. The player with the highest two cards wins if the tie is a straight. The lowest hand is 6-4-3-2-A in two or more suits.

In some games, the ace is considered the lowest card. In other games, the ace can be linked to the deuce or the king. The ace is also the lowest pair.