How to Play Texas Hold’Em Poker


Poker is a gambling game in which players try to get the best hand possible. The highest hand wins the pot. There are several types of poker, but the most popular is Texas Hold’Em.

In this type of poker, each player is dealt five cards. Players are able to discard up to three cards from their hand. This is called a raise.

One player is the dealer and he deals the cards to each player. Cards may be face up or face down.

The first round of betting is done clockwise. Players can raise, match the current open bet, or fold.

The ante is usually a small bet. The amount of the ante varies from game to game. Most games limit the ante to either $1 or $5.

Once the betting phase is over, the cards are shuffled and the remaining player can see the cards. They will then show their hand. If there is a stalemate, another round of betting will take place.

After the second round, the remaining player collects the pot. They may try to improve their hand by trading cards with other players. Alternatively, they can check, which means that they will not owe anything to the pot.

If more than one player has two pairs, the highest pair wins. If there are more than two pairs, the second highest card breaks the tie.

A pair of kings is not bad off the deal. However, Charley was probably trying to go for a flush.