Learning to play basic poker is not as difficult as many people think. There are two basic types of poker: Stud Poker and Draw Poker. The rules of these games are the same, and we’ll cover both here.
In Stud Poker, each player is dealt five cards (or seven, depending on the game). Players determine the relative strength of their hands and bet their chips accordingly. The player who bets the most chips wins unless another player bets an amount equal to that player’s bet. In this case, the two (or more) remaining players turn over their poker cards. The player with the best hand wins all chips.
Do I need chips to start the game?
A round of betting works as follows. Starting to the left of the dealer, each player has four options.
- Raise: A player who believes his hand is good enough (or wants other players to think it is good enough) can raise the bet needed to continue the game.
- Fold – A player who does not believe his hand is good enough and does not want to raise the bet can show his cards. You won’t win the hand, but you won’t lose any more chips.
- Call: After a raise, each player must decide whether to re-raise, fold and pass, or call (according to the bet of the player who raised).
- Check – If no one raises to continue, the player may check and wait or fold to bet.
There are a plethora of poker games, but almost all the basic rules of poker are the same. Usually, each player is dealt 5 or 7 cards. Players try to make the best hand they can with their five cards (see below). There is a similar hierarchy of hands in any poker game, with good hands being rarer and harder to achieve than not-so-good hands.
Hands are ranked from low to high value.
High hands: If no combination can be determined, a player’s hand is valued at the highest individual hand; if these two players have the same high hands, the second-highest hand is the tie-breaking card.
One pair: If two cards are identical, a pair is formed.
Two pairs. If more than one player has two teams, the player with the highest pair wins.
A team of three players.
Straight: A straight is a sequence of a total of five cards, regardless of suit. If two players have a serial, the straight with the highest cards wins.
Flush: If all the five available cards are of the same suit, it is a flush. If two players have a color, the player with the highest card of that suit wins.
Full House: If there’re 3 of a kind and a pair in the same hand, it is called a whole house.
Four of a Kind: If you are so lucky enough to have a total of four of a certain number, you have a good hand.
Straight Flush: Less common than four-of-a-kind, but the flush consists of five consecutive cards, all of the same suit.
Royal Flush: The best hand is impossible to beat, with this famous combination of flushes formed from a straight flush to an ace. The odds of being dealt this kind of hand are as high as 1 in 650,000.
Types of chips
To play at the tables, you need chips. The types of chips you can play with on our site are as follows.
Freeroll chips. When you register yourself on any site, you will immediately receive free chips. Players can also use these chips to play on the practice table to improve their skills. Existing users can claim their free chips on their accounts every 24 hours.
Real: These kinds of chips are also used to play all forms of poker, including tournaments, ring game cash tables, and Sit & Go. A buy-in amount is required when a player sits down at a cash game table, registers for a contest or Sit & Go, rebuild, or add-on game.
Play these games together without chips or money and let the children learn to identify the cards in their hands and play them correctly. Older children often like to play with just chips without spending any money. All you have to do is win by getting the giant stack.