Playing a game of online poker is as big as it gets. I don’t mean to scare you, but just think about it. You might as well be one on one with some of the best players from around the world. Okay, I agree that’s a bit scary because you’d hardly stand a chance against them and, well, lose big time. Poker has always been a favorite card game among people of all ages and needless to say, it has got quite a reputation in the gambling world. As seen in the case of any card game, you will have to know the foremost basics and that is what the card deck consists of. The deck consists of four suits, i.e., diamonds, spades, hearts and clubs. You obviously must have known this if you’ve played a game of “Go Fish”.
One of the best things about poker is that anyone can learn how to play it. But, you also have to remember that not everyone can be as good at it as the next player. This is what makes the game of poker all the more exciting. I mean, just imagine a world, in which every living human being is an ace in the game, damn, what would we play for then, surely not for money. Wow, that was just a dig. I just hope that never happens, ever.
First of all, you have to know all the rules to the game. You have to recognize the winning hands that you should watch out for and the ones that you will be able to create. The first winning hand to look out for is the Royal Flush. This is the best hand you can ever get in the game of poker. This hand consists of 10, J, K, Q and Ace. But the catch is that they all have to be of the same suit. And if you somehow manage to create this set of cards, it’s absolutely impossible to beat you. Then you have the Straight Flush.
This consists of having a set of cards, in the numerological order and having the same suit at the same time. This hand can easily be beaten by the Royal Flush. Then we have the four of a kind and three of a kind. In four of a kind, you have four cards of the same number, but different suits and one random card, whereas, three of a kind would include three cards of the same number, but with different suits and two other random cards. Then you have a Straight, in which all the cards are in the numerological order, regardless of the suits.
Then you have Two pair and the One pair. In the two pair, you got to have two sets of cards with the same numbers, irrespective of the suit and other random cards and in case of the one pair, just one pair of cards with the same rank and others consisting of random cards. And then of course, there is the High card, which happens only if the other players have nothing to offer and the player with the highest rank in his set is declared a winner.
So, now you know the basics of how to play the game of poker. All you need is a little bit of practice and you’re on your way towards the big league.