Poker is a card game played by players around the world. Each player gets a standard deck of cards and the goal is to create the best hand possible by betting and discarding cards. The winner wins all the chips in the pot.

Poker has many variations, but in general, a hand is considered to be a combination of five cards. The best possible hand is a pair of kings or better, along with three other cards of the same rank.

A high card is used to break ties, if a number of people have a hand of the same rank. This is often used when a player has more than one pair.

The ante is usually a small amount. It is usually a bet that is made before a round of betting.

Some games have a “wild card” which is a card that is a joker. These cards can take any suit.

There are also variants that use more than one pack of cards, which can include jokers. However, most of the time the rules and terminology remain the same.

One of the most common types of poker is Texas Hold’Em. In this game, the player with the highest hand takes the pot.

Another form of the game is the draw. Players are dealt five cards and then can use any four of the cards to make a hand. They may also choose to discard up to three of these cards.