Poker is a card game played from a standard 52-card deck (some games use multiple packs or add wild cards). The cards are ranked from high to low: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
The best way to win at poker is by using your cards to create the best possible hand. Once all of the cards have been dealt, players must show their hands to determine who has the best hand.
Usually, the person with the highest ranked hand wins the pot. But it is not always the case.
The first betting round begins when a player to the left of the dealer (or button) makes a bet. This bet is called the “ante.” Next, everyone in the game gets a chance to bet or fold their hand.
Once all of the bets have been made, a fifth card is put on the table. This is called the flop. For the rest of the hand, players can bet/check/raise or fold their hands.
The flop can make or break your hand! It can turn a pair of Kings into an underdog if you don’t play it right. A flop can also make or break a straight or flush. So you need to bet aggressively and be sure that your opponents know it. If you don’t, they will think you are bluffing and fold to your bets. That will cost you money.