How to Play Poker
When you play Poker, you almost always use poker chips. If there are seven or more people involved in the game, you will need at least 200 chips. Each chip has a value. The lowest value chip is the white one. Other colored chips have different values, such as reds worth five, blues worth ten, and dark-colored chips are worth two, four, or five reds. Players buy in by purchasing chips, and they usually buy in for the same amount.
Players begin the game by setting up their hands. The front hand is placed farthest from the dealer’s left, the middle hand is closest to the dealer, and the back hand is the most distant from the dealer. Players then turn over their cards and make a bet. The turn to deal and bet passes to a different player each round. Any player may shuffle the cards for each deal, but the dealer has the last right. If someone has the last card in the deck, they must offer it to the player to their right, who must accept it.
In a poker hand, a winning combination is a set of five cards of the same rank. In poker, five cards of the same rank are called a pair. When all five cards are of the same suit, they are known as a straight flush. When both a straight flush and a five-card set are in the same hand, the ace of diamonds will always win. The king of hearts and jack of spades, however, are rarely chosen as wild cards.