Poker Hands

The Winning Hands of Poker

Poker is one of the most popular casino games online, attracting more new players than any other online casino game. But like any other game, knowing what separates winners from losers is vital for any new player, and though poker is a game with many variations the list below is a ranking system with which players should familiarise themselves before entering any round or tournament.

Straight Flush

A straight flush is the highest ranking poker hand, containing five cards of the same suit running in sequence. Should two players have a flush, the winner is decided through comparison of their highest ranking cards. A Royal Flush (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten) is the strongest possible hand, with the Ace performing as the high card.

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Poker Etiquette

Knowing how to play the game is not all that is needed for you to become a good poker player. One thing that most people forget is that every game has its own etiquette rules that should be followed. Poker is no exceptions and there are a few poker etiquette rules that help the players remain respectful to each other as well as to the dealer. These rules also help keep peace when the game is on so it is important that you know them so that you do not end up upsetting the other players.

The following are some of the few bad behaviors that you should avoid when you are playing in a game of poker.

1. Going south during a game

This is when a person removes some of his chips from the table and doesn’t bet them anymore. This is particularly common when someone has won a large hand. They do this so that they do not risk losing the money that they have already won. This will mean that the other players do not have the opportunity to win back the money that they have lost. It is advisable to leave your money on the table until you decide to leave.

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