Poker is a gambling game in which you bet against other players using five cards. The best hand wins the pot. However, you can also win by bluffing. This is when you bet with the best hand without calling your opponent’s bet.

In some poker variants, you can use different colored chips. The most common is red, but you can also play with blue chips. You can also shuffle your own cards or make a wild card.

There are 52 cards in a standard pack of poker. Players use all of them. A pair is two cards of the same rank. The higher pair is better. Likewise, a straight is a sequence of five cards of the same suit.

The high card is used to break ties if no one has a pair. For example, if five people have a king and another has a queen, the king wins.

In some poker variants, the kicker is the highest card in the deck. If there are no other five-card hands, the kicker is the fifth card.

To make a flush, you need five cards of the same suit. This can include a pair of aces, a queen, a king, a jack, and a ten.

A four of a kind is a combination of four cards of the same rank. Two four of a kind are better than a three-of-a-kind.

Similarly, a five of a kind beats a straight flush. When you have two fours of a kind, the higher of the two pairs is better.