Basically, poker is a card game played by a group of people at a table. The goal is to form the best hand possible. The best hand is a combination of five cards arranged in a sequential order.
There are four types of poker. Each type has a different card dealing method. Most poker games involve a blind bet. The blind is a forced bet. In most cases, the blind is a small bet.
The ante is a “buy in” bet for the game. It is usually $1 or $5. The ante is determined by the table. If the ante is larger, the player may raise the bet.
The first dealer is chosen by the highest card that is received. The first dealer advances the steps of the game. The next dealer is selected by the player on the left of the first dealer. The player to the left of the first dealer is responsible for posting the small blind.
The pot is the aggregate of all bets made by all players in the round. A pot may be won by making the best hand, the most impressive hand or by having the best odds. The pot can also be won by having a bet that no one else calls.
The best hand is a combination of five high cards. Two of a kind and three of a kind are considered strong hands. In some games, the ace is deemed the lowest card.