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Poker is a widely popular card game which was developed in the 19th century in the United States. Over the generations, the game has morphed in to several different variations but are played with the same basic set of rules. It has become one of the most actively played games in the world in recent years.
The game is played by players using five or seven cards to form a variety of hands that are ranked in terms of strength.
- Royal Flush – This is the strongest hand in poker an includes 10-J-Q-K-A all sharing the same suit.
- Straight Flush - the second strongest hand in poker includes all cards in numerical sequence, sharing the same suit.
- Four of a Kind – Four cards of identical rank.
- Full House – A combination of three cards of identical rank and a pair. The full house with the higher ranking three card set wins out. An example is that three aces and two eights would beat three eights and two aces.
- Flush – Five cards that are all the same suit. They do not have to be in sequence.
- Straight – Five cards that are in sequence, as in 2-3-4-5-6 or 9-10-J-Q-K.
- Three of a Kind – Three cards of identical rank.
- Two Pair and Single Pair – Two cards of identical rank. Two pair is stronger than a single pair.
From there, there are three general versions of the game: stud, draw and community card poker. These will be explained in brief below.
means that cards are dealt to players face up and face down. In five card stud, the first two cards are dealt face down and the remaining are dealt face up, with three rounds of betting. Seven card stud includes three face down cards, and four face up cards. Cards can not be exchanged.
includes players being dealt cards, with the added benefit of being able to dismiss certain cards in their hands for new cards off the deck. In some games, there are face up cards while others feature completely concealed hands the entire way through. Rounds of betting are determined by the exact draw game being played.
is when players are dealt their own “pocket” cards and then share community cards with the rest of the table. The most popular version of this game is Texas Hold ‘em, which includes two pocket cards and three community cards. Omaha is another well known version of community poker. This version has become the preference of most players around the world.