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Online Poker Hands, terms and Terminology
Online Poker Hands, terms and Terminologyadmin
Online poker is without a doubt, one of the most popular online games played all over the world.
It is a strategic card game which employs mind-game tactics, deception, probability calculations and balls of steel to achieve success.
Countless fortunes have been won by many poker players, so there is no question that poker online an incredibly lucrative game.
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This article will give you an overview of the different hands within poker, basic poker terminology and the rules within the game.
Getting to know the basics will allow you to get begin playing the game right away and start winning money!
What is Poker
Poker is a card game played by two or more people where the players bet on the strength of their hands.
The player with the best hand wins the pot (amount bet by other players for that particular hand).
Basics of Poker Game
The Deck: In order to play poker, you need a standard 52 card pack, sometimes with the addition of one or two wild cards (also called as jokers).
Chips: Highly recommended, but not needed to play poker is to have poker chips, coins or other objects that can be used to represent currency.
Poker Hands (From Highest to Lowest)
- Royal Flush
The Best possible hand in poker, which consists of 10 to Ace in a sequence which where all cards are of the same suit is called a Royal Flush. This is an extremely rare hand in poker
- Straight Flush
A straight flush means getting five straight cards (5 of consecutive rank) in the same suit
- Four of a kind
Four of a kind, also called as quads, are four cards of the same rank and one card side card.
- Full House
A full house means possessing three cards of one value and a pair of another value.
Five cards, in the same suit but not necessarily are in a sequence.
When comparing two flushes, the flush containing the highest rank card will be the winner. A flush containing a King would beat a 9-high flush.
Five cards of sequential value but not in a same suit.
When comparing two straights, the one with the highest-ranking card will be declared the winner.
- Three of a Kind
Having three cards of the same rank and two cards of other ranks
- Two Pair
This Poker hand is having two cards of the same rank plus two more cards of the same rank and one card of a different rank
- One Pair
One pair, or simply a pair, is a poker hand where you are holding two cards of the same rank with the other three cards being of a different rank.
- High Card
When you possess none of the hands above, your highest-ranking card is played, in this case, it is the Ace.
Basic Online Poker Terminology
Hole cards are the cards that are dealt face down to players. In Hold’em two face cards are dealt and in Omaha four cards facedown are dealt to players.
The hole cards cannot be changed and players have use them along with the community cards to form the best possible hand.
Community cards are the cards that are displayed open face in the table and shared by all players to complete their best hand.
The pot amount refers to the total sum of money that players wager a poker game in a single hand or game.
Betting & Action
This is an important part of poker. Poker games typically have betting in the form of Big Blind and Small Blind in Omaha and Hold’em.
The blinds are forced bets posted left of the dealer button in poker games. The player immediate to the left of the dealer pays the small blind amount and the player to his immediate left pays the big blind amount. Khelo365 has a wide variety of games with different blind amounts.
Bet refers to the amount a player wager in a game. Once a player places a bet, other players must ‘call’ by matching the bet amount to remain in the game.
Call refers to accepting the bet amount and agreeing to pay the same. Players must call the wagered amount if they want to proceed with the round. Once you call, you are accepting the highest amount wagered in that round and that amount will be deducted from your amount and will constitute the pot amount.
Players can refuse to accept the bet when they have no chance of a good hand and can fold and forfeit the game. Folding, is incredibly strategic and can make or break your game.
Players have an option to raise if other players’ bet an amount in a round. If a player other wants to raise the bet amount and he is free to do so. The other players have an option to call or re-raise the amount made as a bet to stay in the game. Otherwise, they can fold and walk out of the game.
It can be thought of as the alternate term for “pass” in poker. You have an opportunity to decline to open the betting. Another player given the task of betting in which case you may fold, call the bet or raise
As the name suggests, re-raise is to raise after another player has raised the betting amount. This is a very common ploy to force players to fold their hands.
After the hole cards have been dealt and bets have been placed, three community cards are made available to the players. This is called the Flop.
After betting and wagering using the Flop, another card is made available for the players called as the Turn. All the players have two hole cards and four community cards to use. These six cards can be used to make the best five card combination.
After the Turn, a final card called River is made available to the players. A final round of betting follows and the players can make the best possible hand.
Showdown is a situation when, if more than one player remains after the River round, the remaining players show or ‘declare’ their hands, the player with the best hand is declared a winner and wins the pot amount.
Khelo365 Poker Variants
No Limit Texas Hold’em (NLHE)
Play the most popular variant of poker in the world. Each player is dealt twohole cards. Five community cards are dealt face-up on the game table. Player must make the best possible Five-card poker hand using any combination of the 7 cards. No Limit indicates that there are no restrictions to betting limits. Players can bet how much ever they want.
Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO)
Play the second-most played online poker variant in the world where the maximum bet in any round can only be as big as the present size of the pot. Each player is dealt 4 private cards. 5 community cards are dealt face-up on the ‘board’. Player has to make the best possible 5-card poker hand using 2 of his private cards and 3 of the 5 community cards. PLO has a betting limit where players can bet only a specific amount, determined by the pot limit.