How to Play Poker


Poker is a card game played with five cards. Players bet to make the best hand. The player with the highest hand wins the pot. If the players tie, the high card breaks the tie.

The dealer deals the cards to each player. These cards are ranked from Ace to Ten. Some games include a wild card. A wild card can take any suit.

After the initial deals are made, the betting phase begins. In this phase, all players must match their bets. Once all players have done this, they can now see the cards.

The next round begins with antes and blinds. This is followed by a draw phase. Each player is then dealt five new cards.

After the drawing phase, a betting phase takes place. The betting is done in clockwise order.

At this point, each player can discard up to three cards. They may then bet to win the remaining three cards. However, if they bet, the player must show their cards.

The last round of betting ends. All but one player has folded. The remaining player collects the pot without revealing their hand.

Before the dealer cuts the cards, all players must make a bet. The ante amount varies by game.

If more than one player remains in contention, a showdown takes place. A showdown is when the highest card is revealed and the player with the highest hand wins the pot.

If more than one person has a pair of kings, the pot will go to the player with the highest unmatched fifth card. Two pairs with the same rank can also break a tie.