The Basics of Poker



A player who folds his or her hand in the middle of a game is said to fold. This is the same as discarding the top card face down. The player is then no longer in the competition for the pot. If the player does not fold, he or she will become the dealer. However, this player may choose to remain in the game and try to beat his or her opponents. In this case, the player will be known as a “calling station.”

The lowest possible hand in poker is a 7-5-4-3-2. However, the ace is treated as the lowest card in some games. If the number of players is larger than ten, two separate games can be organized. The highest possible hand is the highest value one. The minimum pair is a pair of aces. After all, the hand with the highest value wins. Poker is a fun way to have a good time, but it can be a difficult game to master.

During the betting phase, each player receives one card faceup and one facedown. After each round, the game is interrupted for a betting interval. The hole cards are then revealed after the fourth betting interval. After each round of betting, the highest ranking hand becomes the “winner”.