Rules of Poker
Players in Poker compete for chips with their hands. The highest hand wins a set amount of chips while the lowest hand is credited with the odd chip. This process repeats until no one has any chips left. If no player has a high hand, the game ends. If there are ties, the pot shall be split as evenly as possible. In addition, there are special rules for the odd chip. Below are some of them. Let’s take a closer look.
The ranks of standard poker hands are determined by the number of cards in a hand. The highest hand wins when it contains two matching cards. However, a pair of cards can have multiple ranks. A pair is a two-card hand, while a straight is five cards in a row. A straight is the best possible hand if both players have the same number of cards. A straight beats a straight flush and beats a pair of two.
Two players with identical hands must each have a different amount of chips to tie. Usually, a pair of jacks is the minimum hand. If two players have the same hand, the winner of the pot depends on the rank of the next card. In this case, a pair of jacks is considered an identical pair. It is also possible for two players with identical hands to tie. But, if the same pair of cards is tied, the players split the pot.