In the game can participate from 2 to 10 people. Any poker hand begins with the fact that two players to the left of the button of the dealer make mandatory bets. It’s a small and big blind. These rates are necessary to always have chips in the center of the table (in the bank), for which you can fight. If they were not there, no one would play, not having strong cards on their hands.
But in addition to a high starting hand, you also need to monitor what happens at the table. For example, your opponent can tell you how strong his hand is. But an essential condition for a successful poker game is an excellent knowledge of its rules.
After the distribution begins trading, which takes place in several rounds.
Two players on the left of the dealer make mandatory bets, which are charged even before the bidding to stimulate players to an active game – these are the rules of poker.
After the players have placed the blinds, the first stage of the trade begins.
The rules of poker involve the presence of specific actions that a player commits in the course of trading:
- Check – if no one has made bets for you, you can make a “check”. This means that you do not put extra money in the pot, but you remain in the game, passing the move to the next player to your left.
- Beth – if no one raised before you, you can make a bet. This means that you add money to the bank, and all other players must at least call your bet if they want to continue the game in this hand.
- Fold – if someone has made a bet before you, and you do not like your cards, you can make a “fold”. This means that you fold and refuse to continue to participate in the hand.
- Call – if someone has made a bet before you, and you think that you have strong enough cards, you can make a “call.” This means that you call another player’s bet.
- Raise – if someone has made a bet before you, and you have a very strong hand, you can make a “raise”, that is, increase the bet to put pressure on the opponent.
The betting round ends when all players have made equal bets or folded cards.
After the first round of betting, if there is more than one person left in hand, then, according to the rules of poker, three common open cards are placed on the table, which is called the flop. Common cards need to be used to make combinations.
If after this round there are more than one person left in hand, then they put one more common card, which is called a turn. Similarly to the flop, after the turn is dealt another round of betting takes place.
After the turn, if necessary, put the last common card – the river.
After the river, another round of betting follows, and if two or more players bid after him, then an autopsy takes place.
Combinations of poker according to the rules are made up of five community cards and two closed cards. When the last bet was made and equalized, all the remaining people in the game, in turn, begin to open their cards to the opponents, looking at which the final winning combinations are being compiled and evaluated.
In Texas Hold’em, there are ten combinations. Learn more about them. More information about other games, including Omaha and Razz, can be found here.
- Royal Flush is the most famous and strongest combination of poker. It consists of an ace, a king, a lady, a jack and dozens of the same suit.
- Straight flush – five cards of the same suit in a row. If several players have collected a straight flush, the player with the highest card wins.
- Four of a kind – four cards of the same value and one additional card or “kicker”. With a few punches, the pot wins a penalty from the highest cards.
- Full house – three cards of the same value and two other cards of the same denomination. With several full-house pots, the pot wins the combination with the highest cards in the top three.
- Flush – five cards of the same suit (inconsistent). If several players have collected a flush, the player with the highest card wins.
- Street – five cards consistently by seniority. If several players have collected a straight, the player with the highest card wins.
- Thrips – three cards of the same value and two additional cards. With a few trips, the bank wins thrips from the highest cards.
- Two pairs – two cards of the same value, two cards of another denomination and one additional card. If several players have collected two pairs each, the pot wins the combination with the top pair.
- A pair is two cards of the same value and three other cards. If several players have collected a pair, the pot wins the combination with the top pair.
- The highest card in any combination that does not belong to the above categories. The senior card wins, and if necessary, the second highest card is compared, the third, fourth or fifth cards are compared.
How can you pick up a bank?
- At the showdown, show the poker hand of cards that beat the poker hand of opponents.
- Make a bet that no one will call and they will fold their cards.
Game bet limits
The rules of the game of poker can differ, relative to the cash amounts at game rates, called limits. You can split several types of games:
It can be with a fixed limit (set in advance the game settings for each round) and range (the amount of the bet can vary within certain limits). This means that for each round of the game there are certain restrictions on the rates above which no player has the right to make a bet.
Pot Limited Poker
Gives players more freedom regarding the size of bets, however, and it has some limitation, that no player can make a bet that will exceed the total bank of the game.
Allows any player to play on the maximum allowable amount of money, which will not exceed his stack, i.e. the amount that is available in his hands.
Below you will find a convenient table of chances, which indicates the probability of obtaining the desired card on the turn and river. Try to remember as much as possible of these chances!
|Out||Flop Turn||Flop River||Example|
|1||45:01:00||22:01||Junior set against the senior set|
|2||22:01||11:01||The youngest couple against the senior couple|
|4||10:01||5:01||Gutshot straight draw|
|5||8:01||4:01||Average pair against the senior couple|
|7||6:01||2,5:1||Gutshot straight draw and overcard|
|8||5:01||2:01||Clear straight draw|
|10||4:01||1,6:1||Gutshot and two overcards|
|12||3:01||1,2:1||Gutshot and flush draw|
|14||2,4:1||1:01||Straight draw and two overcards|
|15||2:01||1:01||Flush draw and two overcards|