|In online poker a standard deck of 52
cards is used while playing the game exclusive of jokers. Like
games other online games, it is also a game of
chance/probability. So chances/probability of getting winning
cards is same for all the players.
Card Rules -
- The ranking of cards is done in descending order
beginning with the highest.
The order of the cards is following: Ace, King, Queen,
Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace. Hence, ace can have
either a high or a low ranking.
- The standard four suits namely: Spades, Hearts,
Diamonds and Clubs hold the same significance as no one
suit is higher than the other.
Each player is playing against other players and not the
dealer. Five cards are dealt to each player and is also
know as “a hand”. So the hand which is uppermost
in rank wins and acquires whatsoever is in the pot in the
middle.Therefore, the objective as a player is to get a
hand which is highest-valued hand in terms of value of cards
according to card ranking rules.
Betting Choices for a Player -
Each player has to place an “ante” or “token
bet” or “an insignificant amount” into
the pot before cards is dealt. The reason for betting is
that it assures a player of constantly winning something
on each hand. The amount of a bet can vary. Now after the
cards are dealt a player has three basic choices of making
- Call: If a player calls, it means that
a player just wishes to bet an adequate amount to match
what has been bet since the last time he/she bets. In
other words, a player has to equal his/her bet with other
players bet. Example: If player bets one dollar in the
last betting round but some other player places a bet
of two dollars then he/she will have to call for another
- Raise: If a player wishes to raise
his bet after looking at his cards, the player has to
first call the highest bet on the table and then a player
can raise the bet by an extra amount. In other words,
a player first equals the bet and then raises the bet
by an extra amount. Example: A player start with a $2
bet. If some other player raises $5, he puts $7 in the
- Fold: If a player decides to fold it
means, a player has dropped out of the round and will
not play that particular hand. Therefore a player loses
all chances of winning the pot.
To conclude the structure of poker betting
along with the maximum bets and raises allowed is as
- Fixed Limit: In fixed limit poker
games the betting limits are planned by round. Example:
$5/$20 specify that the early bets and raises are $5,
and the soon after bets and raises are $20.
- Pot Limit: In pot limit poker games
the maximum amount players can raise or bet is equivalent
to the amount present in the pot.
- No Limit: in no limit poker games the
betting follows no structure or maximum limitation the
betting or raise.
Players arrive at the end of a round when there are no
further raises and all cards are dealt. Now every player
needs to open their closed cards and then the hand which
has the highest-value wins the game.
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