During a poker game, a group of players will sit around an oval table. A dealer will deal the cards to each player in turn. The goal of the game is to make the best hand possible.
The best hand is a hand containing at least five cards in the same suit. A straight is a set of five cards, whereas a flush is five cards in a sequence. There are also several other hands. For example, a trip is a set of sevens, or two distinct pairs of cards plus the fifth card.
The ante is a small bet that players are expected to make in the course of a round of play. It usually ranges from $1 to $5.
A hand containing three aces is considered a good hand. Two identical pairs are also good. A full house is a hand containing three aces and two sixes.
The high card breaks a tie when there is more than one person with the same hand. A “backdoor flush” occurs when a player hits a card on the turn and river.
The kitty is a special fund created by cutting a low-denomination chip from pots that have been raised more than once. This money is then divided among players still in the game.
The ante is the buy-in to the round. Players can choose to raise, check, or fold. Some players will fold when they have a bad hand. If you choose to call, you will receive an equal amount of chips in the pot to the amount of money you put in.