Poker Game – short instruction
Poker is one of the most popular casino table games where players can check their skills and develop their mind. Even it’s a famous game there still are people who don’t know anything about it or know something but don’t know how to play it. Because of that, we created a little instruction for Poker play.
Poker is a card game where the main action is betting and card combination collecting. The winner in this game is the one who has the most potent card combination or the one whos the last left in the game if others are refused to continue the game. The winner’s prize is all the players bet amounts.
For poker, there are few essential requirements, that should be known:
1. The game with serious attention.
In the game, it’s important not to show your emotions about the situation that you’re dealing. If the cards in your hands are good or bad, remember that the game is about bluffing so keep your real card situation as a secret from other players. With this strategy, the player can win even he don’t have any of the card combinations. Example, player don’t have any card combination, but he is bluffing by putting high stakes in every round. That makes other players think that he got excellent cards and at some point, other players will decide to step out of the game. In the end, you will be the last one who left in the game and get the win without any combination!
2. Have to feel the limits of the bets.
Every player that wants to enjoy poker game should understand the limits for bets. If a player won’t check out his finances than he can end up with an empty wallet. Often players like to play with a thought “all or nothing”, and by putting all the money in bets sometimes it could bring big winnings but most of all times it comes with significant loss. So to make that brave decision player should be very confident about his card situation and think twice.
3. You should know all the card combinations.
That’s one of the essential things cause all game is about combinations. In the traditional poker game at the start, every player gets two cards, but in the middle of the table, there are three cards with their value side on the table. After the player receives his two cards, it’s time to make the first bet. The first player is the one who says the bet amount, but if some player wants to put a bigger bet, he can do it. In case if someone places the bigger bet, then all players should add up the bet to make them all in the same value. If the player doesn’t want to add up stake than he refuses. When the first bet round is over, the dealer opens one card on the table. After that follows bets and like this till all cards on the table is opened. After that players, one by one shows their cards and the winner is the one with the most potent card combination.
Basics about Poker Hand Rankings (in descending order beginning with lower to higher):
Royal Flush – the strongest Poker Hand combination. Consists of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and card with value 10. All cards must be from the same suit. Example: A♥, K♥, Q♥, J♥, 10♥
Straight Flush – combination with five cards from one suit and is possible to put in sequential order. Example: 9♠, 8♠, 7♠, 6♠, 5♠
Four of a kind (kicker) – a combination of four cards with the same card value. Cards don’t need to be from one suit. Example: Q♥, Q♠, Q♦, Q♣,5♠
Full House – a combination that consists of three cards with the same card value and two other cards with the same card value. Cards don’t need to be from one suit. Example: K♠, K♥, K♦, 6♥, 6♣
Flush – combinations of five the same suit cards. The card value doesn’t matter, all that matters is that cards are from one suit. Example: 3♥, Q♥, 10♥, J♥, K♥
Straight – a combination of five cards in sequential order. Cards don’t need to be from one suit. Example: Q♥, J♠, 10♦, 9♠, 8♥. Straight is the only combination where Ace can function as the highest (A♦, K♠, Q♥, J♠, 10♦) or lowest card (5♥, 4♠, 3♦, 2♠, A♦). Only in these combinations.
Three of a kind – combination consists of three cards with the same card value and two separate cards. Cards don’t need to be from one suit. Example: Q♥, Q♦, Q♠, 7♠, 4♦
Two pair – combination consists of two cards with the same card value and two other cards with the same cards value and one separate card. Example: 10♦, 10♠, K♥, K♦, 5♦
One pair – five-card combination where two cards are with the same card value and three separate cards. Cards don’t need to be from one suit. Example: A♥, A♦, 7♠, 4♦,5♦
High card – a five-card combination that doesn’t match with any of the mentioned combinations. If this combination is for two or more players than wins the one who has the more powerful card.