Poker is a card game that is played by two or more players and is most often associated with betting. The objective of the game is to win a pot by making the highest hand that has not been folded at the end of the betting interval. There are many variations of the game, but all use a standard 53-card pack with some variants using multiple packs or adding wild cards (jokers).
Each player antes a certain amount of money into the pot to get dealt cards, then players place bets into the pot based on their hand. There are usually one or more betting intervals during which players may call, raise their own bet or fold. A player who raises the bet of another will be called by the other players and must either call the new bet or raise it further.
After the betting is done, all players show their hands and the best poker hand wins the pot. A poker hand consists of any combination of pairs, three of a kind, four of a kind, straights or flushes. Ties are broken by looking at the highest card in the hand.
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