How to play

How to play



There are four suits; Spades, Diamonds, Hearts, and Clubs. A Royal Flush can only occur when there is the Ace, Ten, Jack, Queen and King of the same suit because of which there can only be four possible Royal Flushes.


This is when there are any five cards, of the same suit, in a sequence.


Going by the name, this occurs when there are four cards of the same value of all the different suits. For example, four 6’s.


When there are two cards of the same value and the remaining three are also of the same value, for example, a full house could mean Two 7’s and Three 4’s.


If all the five cards are of the same suit but not in a sequence, it is a simple Flush.


When there are five numbered cards in a sequence but do not belong to the same suit.
Highest Straight that can be achieved is Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10.
Lowest Straight will be Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five.


This is when there are three cards of the same value but the other two cards do not match the set.


Again, going by the name, this occurs when there are two pairs. For example, Two Queens, Two 8’s and a 3


Following the Two Pair, this is when there is only one pair with three other cards. For example, Two 7’s, Jack, 4 and 6.


There are no pairs and the sequence is made up of any 5 cards. The player who has the highest card wins.


The action starts with 2 blinds, small and big blind, being placed in front of the players who are on the immediate left of the dealer. Forced bets are made so as to signal the starting of the game. Each player is dealt with two Hole cards and the person who is on the left of the big blind starts the action. The player is allowed to fold, call or raise according to whichever strategy he/she decides to follow. This continues with the other players also choosing an action as initiated. This constitutes of the first round of betting.
Once the first round is over, the dealer deals the Flop, which are the first three cards to be placed face up on the board. These 3 cards become the community cards. The second round commences with the player seated left of the dealer. The player can either check or bet. The rest of the players can check, raise or bet according to what the previous action was. As the second round is completed, the dealer will then turn one card up; this is known as Fourth Street. Again, the third round of betting starts with the player on the left of the dealer. At the completion of this round the dealer shall once more turn another card up; this action is called River of Fifth Street. The fourth round progresses in a similar fashion, however, at the completion of this round, the players will show their Hole cards and the person with the best hand is declared the winner.

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1) Hand Rankings
2) Intoduction of poker
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4) Cash vs Tourney
5) How to learn Poker
6) Beginner Mistakes
7) 10 Tips
8) Essential Traits of a beginner
9) How to be a pro
10) Beating low stake MTT
11) Surviving early stages MTT

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1) Playing poker professionally
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3) Going Pro
4) 101 Tips
5) Spotting a fish
6) Improving Concentration
7) Why playing professionally is harder than it looks