The Basics of Poker
Although no one is certain exactly when the game of Poker was born, it has a history that dates back thousands of years. Many believe that the game began in Persia, but its modern form was probably first played in 17th-century France. Poque is where we get the word “poker”, and the game subsequently evolved to include variations of the Spanish primero and German pochen. As a result, it eventually made its way to the New World through French settlers.
During the initial betting round, all players must make forced bets, such as the ante and blind bets. Once everyone has placed their bets, the dealer will shuffle and cut the cards. Then he or she will deal the cards to each player one at a time. These cards may be dealt face-up or face-down, depending on the game. Betting rounds continue clockwise until each player has either folded or called.
When two players have identical hands, the high card wins. The high card, if any, breaks the tie. If no two people have a pair, the low card wins. If both players have a pair, a royal flush wins. However, a royal flush is any hand with all five cards of the same suit. As a result, it is best to avoid the tying card. For more information about the rules of poker, please read the following article.