Know the Basics of Poker Texas Hold'Em

1. Hole cards - in the start of the game, a player is given 2 cards by the dealer. Now if you think that you have a high chance of winning the game, you can raise the bet.

2. The Flop - the dealer will now place 3 cards face up on the table. You can see if you have a chance to win the game.

3. The Turn - the dealer will place the fourth card.

4. The River - the dealer will place the last card that can be your last chance of winning.

The player who has the best poker hand will win the game. There are many varieties in which you can win poker.

Here is the list of some best poker hands:

1. Royal Flush - When you got the Ace diamond card and completed it up 10 diamond card then you got the royal flush. It is the highest ranking for poker hand. Example: A♦ K♦ Q♦ J♦ 10♦

2. Straight flush- it is a hand that has five cards in sequence with the same suit. Example: 8♣ 9♣ 10♣ J♣ Q♣

3. Four of a kind - When you got a2 hole cards that has the same numbers: 8♦ 8♣ then another two 8 cards: 8♥ and 8♠ are face up by the dealer, then you got four of a kind hand. Four of a kind is when you have 4 similar numbers that are formed from your hole cards and the community cards. In case, two players got a four of a kind hand, the player with the highest combination wins the pot

4. Full house - This happens when you formed 3 similar number cards and 2 pair cards.

Example #1: A♦ A♥ A♠ 8♦ 8♣ If two hands have the same three cards, then the highest pair will win.

Example #2: 5♥ 5♦ 5♠ K♥ K♣ will win over 5♣ 5♦ 5♠ J♠ J♦.

5. Flush - This happens when you formed five cards with the same suit.

Example: K♥ 7♥ J♥ 10♥ 9♥. When you formed cards in sequence order with the same suit, example: 10♠ 9♠ 8 ♠ 7♠ 6♠ it is called, straight flush as described above.

6. Straight - This poker hand happens when you had formed 5 cards in sequence order.

Example: 9♦ 8♠ 7♣ 6♥ 5♥

7. Three of a kind - This poker hand happens when you had formed 3 matched cards plus two different cards.

Example: 8♦ 8♠ 8♣ K♠ 6♥.

8. Two pair - When your hand has 2 pair of matching cards. Example: A♥ A♣ 5♣ 5♠ 9♥. The card with the highest pair of rank wins.

Example: K♠ K♣ 8♥ 8♣ 4♠ will win over 5♥ 5♣ 8♥ 8♣ 4♠, because King has a higher rank than 5.

9. One pair - A poker hand in which you only have one pair of card of the same rank plus three cards with different ranks.

Example #1: A♥ A♠ 9♠ 10♦ 5♠. Pair of cards with higher rankings will win over the lower rankings.

Example #2: A♥ A♠ 9♠ 10♦ 5♠ will win over 5♥ 5♣ 9♠ 10♦ 5♠, because obviously ace is higher than 5.

10. High card - no poker hand is made. No two cards have the same rank, there are no five cards that is in order neither has the same suit. The winner is determined who got the highest card for example: 6♠ 8♣ 4♦ 3♦ 2♣ and A♥ J♣ ♣ 4♦ 3♦ 2♣. Ace will win because it has a higher rank than 6.

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