The Basics of Poker
The rules of poker are simple: every player has five cards, which are ranked from Ace to King, Queen to Jack and vice versa. They are all suited; the Ace can be high or low. In Poker, all hands have five cards, although some variants may use more or less suits. Wild Cards may take any suit, and some poker games specify which ones are wild. To determine which one is wild, you must first determine whether the player is a “active player” and make the corresponding bets.
In a game of poker, the best hand is called the nut, and is known as the “nuts.” This term refers to the best possible hand at any given time. This may include a pair in the hole and a board card with three community cards. As with other poker games, the best hand is one that consists of cards from two different suits. Once the nuts have been determined, the player with the best hand wins all the chips in the pot.
The hand with the lowest rank is called a “full house.” This means that a player has a pair of cards, three of a kind, or a straight. Having four of a kind is called a “flush,” and a five-of-a-kind beats a straight flush. If the wild card is included in the hand, the player with the highest hand wins. If the ace is the only card in the hand, the winning hand is called a “pair of aces.”