Basic Rules Of Poker
The basic rules of poker are good for anyone to know, whether you’re a big gambler or not. You never know when someone will want to sit down for a friendly game of poker. Not everyone develops an evil addiction to gambling and it is a great way to pass the time!
- Pretty much all games of poker start with what is called an ante bet. This is the best that ultimately gets you into the game without having received any cards. This may seem stupid to a new player, because hey you don’t even know what kinds of cards you’re going to get, but what it does is assure that everyone makes money equally and people don’t get out scot free just because they got bad cards, but hey, that’s the game of poker!
- There are many forms of poker, but they all use the same card value system. It starts with the high card and goes all the up to the royal flush. The simplistic way to put the way all of these values work is here: the high card is the highest card in your hand, the pair is two cards of the same value, a straight is any cards in a numerical row, a flush is card values of the same suit, a full house is two cards of the same kind and three cards of the same kind, and a royal flush is a ten, jack, queen, king, and ace of the same suit. How many cards you need for each type depends on the version of poker you’re playing.
- In most of the versions of poker, you are competing against all of the other players. This is because everyone is competing for the pot that has been built up through the round. Speaking of the pot!
- Everything that is placed on the table during the round of poker is in the pot for that round. When all of the betting is done and everyone shows their cards, the person with the highest poker hand wins. See tip two for figuring out who has the highest hands in poker.
- When it comes around to you on the bet, you generally have three options in the game of Poker; call, raise, or fold. Call means you bet what has just been bet, raise means your raising what the last person bet, and fold means your dropping out of that round.