Poker is a game of luck they say. Unlike other games such as baseball or basketball in which a player can control his own outcome by working out a strategy, poker depends on a gamble played at a certain table against another certain player.
The table consists of the dealer, place bet, play check, fold, reveal, raise, re-raise, all-in and river. The dealer is responsible for dealing the cards and so the game starts. Neither the nor the players can control the outcome of the game. The players may make wild guesses as to what cards the other player may have. To collect the pot, every player has to have the best hand. This is determined by the suit of the cards, i.e. spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs. When the cards dealt are equal, then there is a showdown where the player with the highest hand wins the pot. The embarrassment of highest hand is compounded by the fact that the player staring at the dealer will have to shout ‘Bingo’ and will be called an Umpire.
The Game of Poker
At the beginning of the game, the cards or lack of them, or the mind games commence with bets. With the help of these cards, the most commonly used in poker, the cards are arranged in three horizontal lines reaching to the player and all other players on the table. The 40-card pack of cards is used in poker games. The other half is of the same suit.
Most common of the poker games is, of course, ranked poker. The players with the highest or alternative rankings, turn the tables and play against each other holding the same hand.
Ranking order of poker hands is: royal flush, straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair, and high card. The highest hand is the royal flush, and this requires five cards of the same suit. The greatest hand ever is the royal flush, thus all the benefits which entails comes with it.
A Straight Flush is five cards of the same suit in the same order. In order of ranking of these cards, they are A-K-Q-J-10.
A Four of a Kind is the same thing as a Full House, the only difference is that the players holding these cards should have the same three of a kind. If there are more than two players with possible four of a kind, then the last one to deal the cards determines the winner. The highest four of a kind is the AK. The second highest is the AQ. And the third highest is the BJ.
A Flush is any combination of cards which are of the same suit. They may be consecutive, or of the same rank. The Royal Flush is a Flush in the same suit. The second highest is the Solitaire, then the following in the order Flanking, then comes the Avengers. Each of these sets has their own set of difficulties.
The entire deck of card is used in this game. The practise of shuffling is done, the cards are placed on the table, and then the betting starts. In this game, the highest hand stakes win. The AK stakes are the highest, since it is the first one ever invented, the JJ is the second highest, and so on. The JJ Low ball is the wisest, since it is the first of all the five to none sets. The JJ High ball is the Lowest of all five.
Multi-Player Free-roll tournaments are often just called ‘Tournaments’, and unlike Ring games these do not have a counter for the initial deposit. In these events, the players are given a number of chips, and a specific number of games are to be played. Before the withdrawal, the chips are cashed in at the end of the ’round’, or the small blind is the first person to bet in the round. Usually, there is a counter in the free-roll tournaments for the blinds, or the player to bet the small blind.
Tournament payment systems may also be used. For Instance, the 25 cent round gives the pokergalaxy site an advantage of 25 cents per round. The 1.5 dollar basic tournament has a tournament fee of 1.5 percent, or $0.25.
The tournaments are often held twice a day usually. Because of the nature of the tournaments, WSOP time delays are taken into account in the schedule. This may be a better schedule than your own, especially for countries which observe Standard Time. The requirement may also extend to other areas of the world, such as America or Europe, which have their own standard time periods.