The Basics of Poker


Straight flush

A straight flush is one of the strongest hands in poker. A straight flush consists of five cards with the same suit. It is a natural high hand and is not beaten by any other hand ranking higher than it. Ace high straight flushes are also known as Royal Flushes.

Royal flush

The Royal Flush in poker is the best possible hand in the game. It consists of five of the highest valued cards from a specific suit. The Broadway cards are the Ten, Jack, Queen, and King. This poker hand is also considered the best straight flush. While straight flushes are the most difficult to achieve, a Royal Flush is a combination of both.

Full house

Full House Poker is a video game variant of the poker card game. It was developed by Microsoft Game Studios and Krome Studios and published by Microsoft. It was first released on Xbox 360 as part of the Xbox Live Arcade. It was also released for Windows Phone 7 on March 16, 2011.

Duplicate card on the board

A duplicate card on the board is a type of poker trick. It occurs when a player’s hand contains a similar card to a card on the board. Usually, a duplicate card does not improve the hand or the board, but it does lower the value of the player’s hand. However, a duplicate card does not indicate a “draw” and a player with an identical card cannot be eliminated.

Ante bets

Before the game begins, all players make an ante bet. This amount is equal to one tenth or one fifth of their subsequent contribution to the pot. An ante bet is a common way to seed the pot and encourage more players to stay in the game. Typically, it encourages players to stay in a game with good odds and big pots, and it also helps players with low call values with many opponents.

Blind bets

In poker, blind bets are wagers made by players before the game is dealt. Usually, there are two kinds of blinds: the big blind, which is the minimum bet before the game begins, and the small blind, which is half the size of the big blind. Some games also have a third type of blind, which is called the button blind. This type of blind is more common in late-stage Texas Hold’em tournaments and cash games.

Side pot

A side pot is a smaller pot that develops during the course of a poker game. When a player goes all-in, he creates a side pot that is separate from the main pot. It is contested by everyone else but the player who went all-in.