Effective tips on how to play Poker
Poker was started as a bluff game in Germany and was called Pochen. When the French people started playing the game, they named it Poque. The game was later introduced in Mississippi and here it got its name Poker. In 1830, a variation of this game called Stud Poker appeared. People can play games in clubs and they also have the option of online playing. In this article, we will get to know about the rules of playing the game.
There are 52 cards in a pack along with two jokers. People can use either one or two packs to play the game. Both the packs are of contrasting color. When one pack is used in the game, the other pack is shuffled to be ready for the next deal.
Scoring and values
There are many firms in which the game is played. If the player has the knowledge about the value of cards and Poker hands, he/she will not face any difficulty in the game. In most of Poker games, there are five cards. In the game, the poker hands consist of five cards having the highest value or no pair. Let us discuss how players can earn scores.
Five of a kind
This is the highest-scoring game in which a wild card such as joker is necessary to win the game. The example of this game can be four 9s along with a wild card or two jacks with three wild cards.
This game can be played only with a standard pack. No wild cards are allowed in this game. The straight will include five cards of the same suite in a sequence like 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 of spades or clubs. The highest sequence is A, K, Q, J, 10 of one suite. This suite has been named as a royal flush or royal straight flush.
Four of a kind
In this game, users have to collect cards of the same type as four As, or four 2s and so on. The fifth card has no value. It may or may not match with the other four cards.
In this type of game, the players have three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank like three queens and two As.
This game should have five cards of the same suite. The sequence does not matter in this case.
In this game, the cards should be in sequence but they may or may not be of the same suite.
Three of a kind
In this game, there should be three cards of the same ranks as Ks, Qs, 3s, etc. The other two cards must be of different rank, which may or may not be the same.
In this game, two cards have to be of same ranks and other two cards should be different from the first pair but of the same rank. The fifth card should be of different rank.
These are a few types of poker games, which are played in the clubs. These can also be played online.