Generally speaking, a poker hand is composed of five cards of the same suit. However, in some games, a “wild card” may be used to make a five of a kind hand. For example, a Q, Q, 6, 6, J beats a Q, Q, 6, 6, 10.
Each player is given two cards face up, and the dealer is responsible for the fourth. Each player can use these four cards to make the best possible hand. However, no suit is higher than another.
After the fourth round of dealing, the player who has the highest hand wins the pot. If no one calls, the pot will remain open. Players can bet or raise the pot. During the last betting round, the players will bet once again. If no one calls, the pot will be won by the highest ranking hand.
Before the start of the game, each player’s chips are assigned values. The player who has the jack is the first dealer, and he deals the cards face up in turn to each player.
The first player to the left of the button has the privilege of making the first bet. This player must bet at least the minimum in the first betting interval. If the player decides to raise, he must bet at least the minimum in the next betting interval.
After the final round of betting, players turn their hands face up, and the highest ranking hand wins. Players can also bluff by betting they have the best hand. If players feel they are being beaten, they may fold. Alternatively, they can call the bet.