Poker is a card game where players bet based on the chances of their hands. It requires a certain amount of skill and psychology. However, the outcome of any given hand is largely determined by chance. The most important thing is to be aggressive.
Each player starts with an equal number of chips. They place them into the pot when it is their turn to do so. A player can either call (put in the same amount as the last person) or raise. They can also “drop” their hand, which means they leave the betting without putting any more chips into the pot.
When the first round of betting is complete the dealer deals three cards face up on the table that anyone can use. This is called the flop. After the flop is dealt there will be another round of betting.
After the second betting round is completed the dealer will put a fourth community card on the table that everyone can use. This is called the river.
If no one has a pair or higher then the highest single card wins. If the highest single card is a high card then the next highest card breaks the tie. If no one has a pair or higher and there is a high card then the lowest unmatched card breaks the tie. A full house is made of 3 matching cards of the same rank and 2 matching cards of a different rank. A straight is five consecutive cards of the same suit.