Poker Guide for Beginners
The Rules of Poker
Poker is a game of chance. However, if you introduce the concept of betting, poker gains a good deal of skill and psychology. (This is not to say that there is no ability in poker when nothing is in danger, there just is not nearly that much). This is thought of as a very basic primer in the rules of poker, for more information, get a book about the game (or start playing with a group of people who know how to play it is more expensive than reading a book but the group will not mind).
This list is currently divided into several parts:
- The basics
- How the hands are scored
- Descriptions or hand rows
- An example 5-card draw hand
Poker is played from a pack of 52 cards. (Some variant games use multiple packs or add a few cards called jokers.) The cards are scored (from high to low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 ,. (Ace can be high or low, it is usually high). There are four suits (spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs); However, no sen higher than the other. Poker hands contain 5 cards an the highest hand win.
Some games have wild cards that can take on whatever tasks the tasks and rank their owners wishes. Sometimes jokers are used as wild cards, sometimes the game will specify which cards are wild (duels, one-eyed jacks or whatever).
How the hands are scored
The hands are scored as follows (from high to low):
Five from a child
Four from a child
Three from a child
Descriptions or Hand Rows
Five from a child
A five of a child (which is only possible when using wild cards) is the highest possible hand. If more than one hand has five of a child, the higher card win (Five Aces beats five kings beating five queens, and so on).
A straight flush is the best natural hand. A straight flush is one straight (5 cards in the sequence, like 5-6-7-8-9), which are all the same. If in a regular line you can have either high (A-K-Q-J-T) or low (5-4-3-2-1). However, a straight line can not be “enclose”. (Like K-A-2-3-4, that’s not A straight). An Ace High Straight Flush is called Royal Flush and is the highest natural hand.
Four from a child
Four of a child are just four cards of the same rank. If there are two or more hands that qualify, the higher ranked hand wins four of a child. If in a bizarre game with many wild cards, there are two quads of the same rank, then those with the high card outside the four of the child win. General rule: When the hands bind to the rank of a pair, three of a child, etc., the cards outside tically break according to the rules of the high card.
A full house is a threesome and a couple, like K-K-K-5-5. Ties are first broken by the three of a child, then a couple. Thus, K-K-K-2-Q suggests Q-Q-Q-A-A, which beats Q-Q-Q-J-J. (Obviously, the three of a child can only be similar if wild cards are used.)
A flush is a hand where all cards are identical, such as Z. J-8-5-3-2, all or spades. When emptied, follow the high card rules.
A straight is 5 cards in the sequence, like 4-5-6-7-8. One can be either high (A-K-Q-J-T) or low (5-4-3-2-1). However, a straight line can not be “enclose”. (Like Q-K-A-2-3 not straight A). If Straights tie, the highest straight profit. (AKQJT suggests KQJT9 at 5432A). If two lines have the same value (AKQJT vs AKQJT) you divide the pot.
Three from a child
Three cards of any rank combined with two cards that are not a pair (otherwise it would be a full house), again the highest three of a children’s win, and if both are ranked the same, then the plugins are high cards.
These are two different pairs of cards and a 5th card. The highest pair of profit bonds. If both hands have the same high pair, the second pair of the win. If both hands have the same pair, the high card gain is achieved.
This is any hand that does not qualify as one of the above hands. If no one has a better pair, then the highest card gain. When several people tie for the highest card, they look for the second highest, then the third highest, and so on. High card is also used to break ties when the tall hands both have the same type of hand (pair, flush, straight, etc .).
So, how do you bet? After all, poker is a game of chance. In most games you have to ‘ante’ something (amount varies by game, our games are usually a nickel) just to get dealt cards. Then the players bet in the pot in the middle. At the end of the hand, the highest hand (which did not fold) wins the pot. Basically, you have one of three ways when bets go to you (bets are usually made in a clockwise direction), and you have one of three options:
If you call, bet enough to match a bone bet since your last bet (for example, if you bet a dime the last time and someone bets a quarter, you owe fifteen cents).
If you bet first enough to match what betting was since the last time you bet (as with calls), then ‘increase’ the bet another amount (up to you, but there are in the Usually a limit.) Next The above example, if you had bet a dime, the other person raised fifteen cents (up to a quarter), you can raise a quarter (up to fifty cents). Since you owed the pot 15 cents for calls and 25 for your raise, you would sink 40 cents into the pot.
If you fold, you drop out of the current hand (losing every opportunity to win the pot), but you do not have to put any money in the pot.
Bets will continue until all call or fold after a raise or a first bet.
Some standard betting rules
In the group I play, we have a nickel. The maximum first bet is fifty cents, and the maximum raise is fifty cents. However, during a betting round, increases may not exceed one dollar.