The Basic Rules of Poker


In this chapter, you will learn all about the rules of Poker and its many variations. The basic rules of Poker are as follows: Each player receives seven cards. A straight flush beats a pair of fours. In 7-card stud, only the highest five-card hand will be allowed. The highest unmatched card and secondary pairs break ties between identical poker hands. The highest hand in the game wins. The higher-ranked card is higher than the lowest one.

The leftmost player in a round of play is the dealer. The dealer handles each poker hand. The dealer button, also known as the buck, indicates the nominal dealer. The dealer deals cards clockwise around the poker table. The dealer has the last right to shuffle the cards. When a player has shuffled the cards, he or she must offer the pack to an opponent. If no one wants to bet, the dealer must fold.

In Omaha and Stud, players place wagers into the pot. When you have four of a kind, this is called a quad. In other games, a person must qualify for a low hand in order to win. Qualifying for a low hand means holding five cards of the same suit. If this happens, you are called the ‘River Rat’. This term is a sign of an excellent poker hand. If you’re not a river rat, this could be a sign of a crooked player.