Poker is a card game that is played with a minimum of two players and maximum of 10. Each player puts up an ante which is then used to calculate the total amount of money to be placed in the pot. The person with the highest ranked poker hand wins the pot. There are several rules of play that must be followed in order to create a winning poker hand. These rules include betting in turn, raising when it is your turn and folding when you don’t have a good poker hand.
After the ante is placed and the cards are dealt, the first betting round starts. The person to the left of the dealer places the first bet and then each player can choose to call, raise or fold. After the first betting round is complete the dealer puts a third card face up on the table that anyone can use. This is called the flop.
The next betting round starts and again each player can bet, raise or fold. Once this betting round is complete the dealer puts a fourth card on the table that anyone can use, this is called the turn.
When the final betting round is over the dealer will put a fifth card on the board that anyone can use, this is called the river. Once everyone has decided if they want to continue with their poker hand or not the winner is declared.