Poker is a game of chance played with chips and a standard deck of cards. In order to play, each player must ‘ante’ an amount of money (this varies from game to game but our games are typically a nickel).

A betting round is conducted after each new card is dealt. The player with the highest hand wins the pot.

The highest hand is determined according to the official poker hands rankings chart. This list has been created to help you understand the ranking of poker hands from best to worst, and can be used in both live games at a casino or card room or online at sites like PokerStars, 888Poker, and partypoker.

Players in a poker tournament receive a starting stack of chips, and hope to increase those as blinds are increased throughout the game. Some of these chips are coloured to represent different values, and they can vary from tournament to tournament.

Chip Colors

In Europe and the United States, most casinos use multi-coloured chips for cash games and tournaments. These chips have varying denominations and are often branded with the name of the casino, event, or host.

They can have any number of colors, but the lightest colored chips are worth their minimum ante or bet. Red chips are usually worth five whites, and blue chips are worth 10 or 20 or 25 whites.

Poker is a popular international card game, played in most countries in the world. It is a complex and mentally intensive game that requires skill to minimize losses while maximizing winnings. However, if you feel that you are getting frustrated or are becoming angry at the game, it is probably time to stop playing and try something else.