A player starts playing Poker by revealing one or more cards from a deck to the rest of the players. The five cards include two personal cards and five community cards. Once the “flop” is over, players need to analyze their hands and other players at the table. If they do not have the highest hand, they can draw new cards to complete their hand. Generally, replacement cards are drawn during the betting round. This isn’t usually done in a professional game.

When two or more players make a pair, the high card is valued. A second highest card breaks ties. In poker, a pair is two cards of the same suit. If more than one player has a pair, the player with the higher pair wins. In other games, a straight is a five-card hand, and two players with a straight win. However, a straight that is higher than two other players’ hands wins.

To determine if a hand qualifies for a showdown, players must make a minimum and maximum bet. After the last round of betting, each hand is turned face-up. The showdown is decided by whether there are callers and/or if someone has gone all-in before the final betting round. The side pot is created by extra money bet by the remaining players. The game is not over until all the players have called or raised, and the player who made the all-in is only eligible to win the pot that he contributed to.