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Are You Aware Of The Rules In Poker ?

Jun 13, 2008
If you are going to play poker, then you must know the poker rules of the game. It is that simple. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a world of hurt going up against more competent players. One of the most commonly used terms is "the winning hand."

You have to know what kind of hands you will need before you can play the game. Let's start with the hands before going any farther into the game. That way you will know how to make a winning hand in such games as Texas Hold Em and Five Card Stud.

The most intricate part of poker is the betting but before you can even get to the betting portion of the game you have to know what cards make up the winning hands. Poker rules can be confusing but you will be able to master them by knowing what can beat what. First up is the grandfather of all hands.

This is the straight called the Royal Flush. It is five cards of the same suit that start off with the ace and continue to the ten of cards. In a Straight Flush, all the cards must be in numerical order but this combination is the absolute best.

The next best hand is Four-of-a-Kind. This is four cards of any number. The best hand you can have in this situation is A-A-A-A-K. Obviously, you cannot get Four-of-a-Kind in the same suit. Following this card combination is the Full House. An example of this suit would be A-A-A-K-K. It is three cards of the same number followed by a pair of a different number.

Fourth on the list is the Flush. It is any combination of cards within the same suit. Fifth on the list is the Straight. It can be in any suit but the numbers must follow each other. An example would be 2-3-4-5-6 of any suit.

The remaining winning hands go from Three-of-a-Kind, Two Pair, One Pair and No Pair. It really is pretty simple to understand once you have a deck of cards sitting in front of you. You can then see how the pairs and straights work.

Once you have mastered the basic poker rules of what makes a winning hand you will be able to bet with confidence. From there you can learn the terminology such as "the flop" or "the turn" and know when and how much to bet depending on what cards you have received. It is a great game once you have the basics down and before long you will be betting and playing like a professional poker player.
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