How to Play Online Poker


Basically, poker is a game where players bet with chips. The goal of poker is to beat other players by having the best hand. There are many variations of the game. There are also several poker tournaments. Poker can be played with a single player or a group of players. Poker tournaments work differently than cash games.

A typical poker hand consists of five cards. These cards can be in any order. Five cards of the same suit in sequential order are called a flush. Another type of poker hand is a straight. Five consecutive cards of different suits are called a straight flush.

A hand containing four Aces is called a four of a kind. In a certain special hand, the Joker counts as a fifth card.

There are several poker variants, each having its own rules. The most common poker variant is Texas Hold’em. Some variations are Omaha poker and Super10 poker. These games are similar to Hold’em but have different rules.

A “showdown” is when the highest ranking poker hand wins the pot. The highest ranking poker hand is called the Royal Flush. This is achieved when a player has 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace.

Another hand containing four Aces is called ace-queen high. This is achieved when a player has an ace and a queen.

The pot is the aggregate of all the bets made by all the players in the same deal. The pot can be won by making the highest ranking poker hand or by making a bet that no one else calls.