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A flush is a hand that contains five cards all of the same suit, not all of sequential rank, such as K ♣ 10 ♣ 7 ♣ 6 ♣ 4 ♣ (a 'king-high flush' or a 'king-ten-high flush'). It ranks below a full house and above a straight. Under ace-to-five low rules, flushes are not possible (so J ♥ 8 ♥ 4 ♥ 3 ♥ 2 ♥ is a jack-high hand). A straight flush is a straight where all five cards have the same suit. A royal flush is 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King with each card sharing the same suit. A straight flush is a straight where all five cards have the same suit. A four of a kind is any four of the same number. A three of a kind is three of the same number. The player with the best hand according to the poker variant being played wins the pot. The following are poker hands, from best to worst: Straight flush: Five cards of the same suit in sequence (if those five are A, K, Q, J, 10; it is a Royal Flush) Four of a kind: Four cards of the same rank and any one other card. A Flush is the fourth best possible hand in the poker hand ranking system. A Full House ranks directly above it. Although 4 th on the list, it is still a very strong hand in Hold’em and is rarely beat on the river. That said, there are still quite a few hands that rank under it. Poker Hand Rank #5 - Flush. A Flush is five non-consecutive cards of the same suit. The Flush is named after the highest card, so the example below is a Jack Flush. If two players have the same Flush, the rank is decided by the second highest card.

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A Texas hold 'em match in progress. Hold 'em is a popular form of poker in the USA.

Poker is a game which people play with a normal set (or deck) of 52 cards. Poker is a gambling game which involves some luck, but also some skill. In poker, players make bets against each other depending on the value of their poker hand. Bets are usually made with plastic or ceramic discs called chips. Bets may also be made with real money, but chips are more often used because they are easier to handle and count. At the end of the game, players either swap their chips for money, or the chips are counted to determine the order of winners.

There are many different kinds of poker. In draw poker, each player is dealt five cards. A player can decide to throw away a number of these cards and then take (draw) new cards to replace them.

In stud poker (for example, seven-card stud), some of each player's cards are laid (face-up) on the table so that the other players can see them. In community card poker (for example, Texas hold 'em), players share some of their cards in the center of the table.[1]

History[change | change source]

The history of poker is a matter of some debate. The name of the game likely descended from the Frenchpoque, which descended from the Germanpochen ('to knock'), but it is not clear whether the origins of poker itself lie with the games bearing those names. It closely resembles the Persian game of as nas, and may have been taught to French settlers in New Orleans by Persian sailors. It is commonly regarded as sharing ancestry with the Renaissance game of primero and the French brelan. The English game brag (earlier bragg) clearly descended from brelan and incorporated bluffing (though the concept was known in other games by that time). It is quite possible that all of these earlier games influenced the development of poker as it exists now.

English actor Joseph Crowell reported that the game was played in New Orleans in 1829, with a deck of 20 cards, four players betting on which player's hand was the most valuable. [2] Jonathan H. Green's book, An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling (G. B. Zieber, Philadelphia, 1843), described the spread of the game from there to the rest of the country by Mississippiriverboats, on which gambling was a common pastime.

Soon after this spread, the full 52-card English deck was used, and the flush was introduced. During the American Civil War, many additions were made, including draw poker, stud poker (the five-card variant), and the straight. Further American developments followed, such as the wild card (around 1875), lowball and split-pot poker (around 1900), and community card poker games (around 1925). Spread of the game to other countries, particularly in Asia, is often attributed to the U.S. military.

The game and jargon of poker have become important parts of American culture and English culture. Such phrases as ace in the hole, beats me, blue chip, call the bluff, cash in, pass the buck, poker face, stack up, up the ante, when the chips are down, wild card, and others are used in everyday conversation even by those unaware of their origins at the poker table.

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Modern tournament play became popular in American casinos after the World Series of Poker began in 1970. It was also during that decade that the first serious strategy books appeared, notably The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky (ISBN1880685000), Super System by Doyle Brunson (ISBN1580420818), and The Book of Tells by Mike Caro (ISBN0897461002).

Poker’s popularity has experienced an unprecedented spike in recent years, largely due to the introduction of online poker and the invention of the hole-card camera which finally turned the game into a spectator sport. Viewers can now follow the action and drama of the game, and broadcasts of poker tournaments such as the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour have brought in huge audiences for cable and satellite TV distributors.

Game play[change | change source]

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The game of poker is played in hundreds of variations, but the following overview of game play applies to most of them.

Depending on the game rules, one or more players may be required to place an initial amount of money into the pot before the cards are dealt. These are called forced bets and come in three forms: antes, blinds, and bring-ins.

Like most card games, the dealer shuffles the deck of cards. The deck is then cut, and the appropriate number of cards are dealt face-down to the players. In a casino a 'house' dealer handles the cards for each hand, but a button (any small item used as a marker, also called a buck) is rotated among the players to determine the order of dealing and betting in certain games. In a home game, the right to deal the cards typically rotates among the players clockwise, but a button may still be used.

After the initial deal, the first of what may be several betting rounds begins. Between rounds, the players' hands develop in some way, often by being dealt additional cards or replacing cards previously dealt. During a round of betting, there will always be a current bet amount, which is the total amount of money bet in this round by the player who bet last in this round. To keep better track of this, it is conventional for players to not place their bets directly into the pot (called splashing the pot), but rather place them in front of themselves toward the pot, until the betting round is over. When the round is over, the bets are then gathered into the pot.

After the first betting round is completed (every participating player having called an equal amount), there may be more rounds in which more cards are dealt in various ways, followed by further rounds of betting (into the same central pot). At any time during the first or subsequent betting rounds, if one player makes a bet and all other players fold, the deal ends immediately, the single remaining player is awarded the pot, no cards are shown, no more rounds are dealt, and the next deal begins. This is what makes it possible to bluff.

At the end of the last betting round, if more than one player remains, there is a showdown in which the players reveal their previously hidden cards and evaluate their hands. The player with the best hand according to the poker variant being played wins the pot.

Hands[change | change source]

The following are poker hands, from best to worst:

  • Straight flush: Five cards of the same suit in sequence (if those five are A, K, Q, J, 10; it is a Royal Flush)
  • Four of a kind: Four cards of the same rank and any one other card
  • Full house: Three cards of one rank and two of another
  • Flush: Five cards of the same suit
  • Straight: Five cards in sequence (for example, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank
  • Two pair: Two cards of one rank and two cards of another
  • One pair: Two cards of the same rank
  • High card: If no one has a pair, the highest card wins

Poker Chips[change | change source]

Poker chips are small disks. They made by various materials including molded plastic, colored metal molded clays. They are used in table games as play money. Modern poker traces its roots towards the 1800s, and in those days, players used what you could to help keep a tally. Coins, gold dust and nuggets were used until they considered replacing with something which would indicate them. Thus, the casino chips happen to be introduced within the gambling business.

Poker rooms started using casino chips to simply manage the cash and then collect charges. In those days, casino chips were created of ivory, bone, paper wood. However, the most generally used chips were created of composite clay. One problem made an appearance due to the developing casino chips which was cheating. Some players considered sneaking some chips in their hands. To avoid this, manufacturers created differentiated disks. Consequently, a range of styles was created. With time, other manufacturers could use many other materials for making casino chips, for example, plastic and metal.[3]

Poker variations[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Reuben, Stewart 2001. Starting out in Poker. London: Everyman/Mind Sports. ISBN 1-85744-272-5 Basic teaching text, explains terms, gives advice.
  2. 'poker betting> Poker Betting'. sbo360. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  3. 'poker-teacher.net > Poker Chips'. poker-teacher.net. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
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Need a reminder of the rankings in an easy to print format? Click the image below to get a printable poker hand rankings chart pdf (opens in new tab).

Poker Hand Rank #1 - Royal Flush

The highest of all Poker hands, a Royal Flush is 10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit:

Poker Hand Rank #2 - Straight Flush

A Straight Flush is five cards in consecutive numerical order, all of the same suit.
If there are two Straight Flushes at the same table, the one which runs to the highest value card wins.

Poker Hand Rank #3 - Four of a kind

Four of a kind means four cards of the same value and any other card.
If there are two hands with Four of a kind in the same game, the highest ranking Four of a kind wins i.e. four Ks beats four 9s.

Poker Hand Rank #4 - Full house

A Full House is three cards of the same value and another two cards that form a pair (same value).
If two players have a Full House (with the joker), the rank is decided first by the Three of a kind, then by the pair.

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Poker Hand Rank #5 - Flush

A Flush is five non-consecutive cards of the same suit.
The Flush is named after the highest card, so the example below is a Jack Flush.
If two players have the same Flush, the rank is decided by the second highest card. In the unlikely event of the first two cards in two Flushes being the same, the rank is decided by the third card, then the fourth, then the fifth.

Poker Hand Rank #6 - Straight

A Straight is five consecutive cards, but not of the same suit.
As with the Straight Flush, in the event of a tie, the winner is the flush which runs to the highest value card.
A 'Straight to'means the highest card in the run, so 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 is a 'Straight to 9'

Poker Hand Rank #7 - Three of a kind

Three cards of the same value, and two supporting cards that are not a pair:

Poker Hand Rank #8 - Two pair

Two sets of pairs, and another random card.
In the unlikely event of two players having the same two pairs, the highest supporting card is used to determine the winner.

Poker Hand Rank #9 - Pair

Two cards of the same value and three random supporting cards.
If two players have a pair, the highest pair wins. In the event of a tie, the highest supporting cards determine the winner.

Poker Hand Rank #10 - High card

A hand with none of the above rankings.
The hand is named after the highest card, 7 high being the lowest, Ace high the highest. The example below is therefore a King high.