Various variants of poker are played. For the most part, they share the same core features. They are played with a group of people around an oval table.
In a typical poker game, each player is dealt five cards. The goal is to get the best hand possible. If the hand doesn’t work, you can discard one or more cards and try again.
If you have a hand that is higher than other hands, you win half of the pot. For example, if a player has two fives and another has two fives and no one else has a pair, then the player with the highest hand wins half the pot.
The dealer shuffles the cards and then deals them one at a time. The first player has the right to make the first bet. If a player raises the stake, all other players must fold. If they do not raise the stake, the player who did raise must call.
If there are ties, the highest card will break the tie. For example, if three players have five of a kind, the player with the highest card wins the pot. Likewise, if four players have four of a kind, the highest card outside of four of a kind will break the tie.
In some poker variants, betting intervals are used. During these intervals, betting will continue until all players have folded.
If a player has two fives, and another player has three, they will tie. The high card will break the tie if they have high hands that are of the same type. Likewise, if two fours of a kind have the same rank, the higher card will break the tie.