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Rules of Poker
The game of poker started in North America in the western saloons during the settling of the North American continent. There are probably more varieties and rules of poker than for any other card game. Poker involves two or more players competing directly against each other. It is a game of skill as well as a game of luck. The rules of poker require the game to be played with a standard 52-card deck and certain combinations of cards are worth more than others. But, each player has to decide whether to hold out or fold to determine the winner. Bluffing is the art. Whoever stays in until the end will win if they have the best cards.
The cards are ranked in descending order starting from the highest; Ace,
King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and (Ace). Aces can be either
the highest face card or have the numerical value of one. There are four
suits: spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. All suits are of equal value.
The standard rules of poker do not differentiate between using wild cards and natural cards to determine the winner. But, some “house rules” give preference to the natural cards. In any event, the rules of poker need to be defined before you start playing the game for money.
Under the standard rules of poker, each player is dealt five cards (called a hand). The hand that has the highest rank or point count wins the game. Some games allow wild cards. A wild card is a card that can be used as any other card in the deck. So if Jacks are wild, any jack can stand in for any other card in the deck.
Each player must place a bet or “ante up” before the first card is dealt. The betting is done clockwise starting from the dealer. The money is put in the middle of the table.
The variations in the rules of poker after the deal are numerous but usually someone places a bet and the other players can raise the bet or pass. Passing is also called folding because you are no longer playing. Each player who remains in the game can either raise the bet or call the other players. Calling means matching the last bet without raising the bet. If no one else raises the bet, then it is time for everyone still playing to show what cards they have. Based on the rules of poker, the player with the highest had wins.