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Rules of Poker


In Poker, players must follow several rules in order to play well. These include being polite, displaying proper poker etiquette, and respecting the dealer. Players should give their opponents time to think and call the clock only when the situation is out of control. Also, they must never point out a dealer’s mistakes or act out of turn. Such behaviors may end up giving away information to your opponents, spoiling the whole hand.

When playing Poker, all players must ante, usually an amount that varies from game to game. They then bet into a central pot and the highest hand wins the pot. Betting is done clockwise. Each player has three choices when betting: to fold, raise, or bet higher. If a player folds his hand, he loses the bet.

A player’s hand is valued based on the value of the cards he holds. If a hand is worth three kings, a player can call with a pair of aces. However, if he only has one ace, he may lose the pot. This is why a player should be aware of the rules before entering a poker tournament.

In Poker, high-hand wins if the player holds two pairs of cards of the same suit. If two players have the same high-hand or low-hand, the high-card will break the tie.