Basically, Poker is a gambling game played with a group of players around an oval table. The goal of the game is to make the best hand possible. The highest hand wins the pot.
In poker, each player is dealt seven cards. The cards are face up and available for use by everyone. A player may either fold, check or raise.
The highest card of the hand is considered the best. If two pairs of equal rank are compared, the highest odd card should be used. If the pairs are not equal, the lowest odd card is used.
A “straight” is a set of five cards in sequential order. A “straight flush” is a set of five cards in the same suit. A “backdoor flush” is achieved by hitting the necessary cards on the turn and river.
A straight flush starts with the highest value card, while a “backdoor flush” is achieved by hitting a card that is needed on the turn and river. The highest card of the hand is considered the ace.
Fours of a kind is a combination of four cards of the same rank. In poker, fours of a kind is sometimes known as quads. If the highest fifth card of the hand is a pair, then it beats a straight flush.
A pair is two cards of the same rank. If the two pairs are equal in rank, then the second highest odd card is used. If the two pairs are not equal in rank, then the lowest odd card is used.