In Texas Hold'em two to nine players compete for coins contributed by the players themselves (called the pot). Each of the players may use any combination of the five community cards and the player's own two hole cards to make a poker hand. The winner of the game is the player with the best card combination.
Basic rules of the game:
1. Join a game of Limit, No Limit or participate in a Sit & Go Tournament.
2. Each player gets two cards faced down. These are the hole cards.
3. The players with small and big blind automatically place their bets.
4. The players following can call, raise or fold.
5. Now the dealer places three face-up community cards on the table. Subsequently the players can bet, check, raise or fold.
6. A fourth community card is dealt (called the turn) followed by a third betting round.
7. A fifth community card (called the river) is dealt, followed by a fourth betting round.
8. After 5 cards have been dealt and there are still competing players left you play a last round. Players who bet or raised last, have to show their cards, which is called the showdown. The player with the highest card combination is awarded the pot.
Sit & Go:
Sit&Go starts as soon as nine players join a game. Each player pays the same amount of coins to participate in the tournament. The winner of the sit and go is the player who wins every chip on the table, be in the top three to win coins!
Poker hand ranks:
The following list ranks the hands from highest to lowest.
1. Straight Flush: Five cards in numerical order, all of identical suits (Q♣ J♣ 10♣ 9♣ 8♣). The best possible straight flush is known as a royal flush, which consists of the ace, king, queen, jack and ten of a suit.
2. Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same rank, and one side card or ‘kicker’ (9♣ 9♠ 9♦ 9♥ J♥).
3. Full House: Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank (3♣ 3♠ 3♦ 6♣ 6♥).
4. Flush: Five cards of the same suit (Q♣ 10♣ 7♣ 6♣ 4♣).
5. Straight: Five cards in sequence (Q♣ J♠ 10♠ 9♥ 8♥).
6. Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank, and two unrelated side cards (2♦ 2♠ 2♣ K♠ 6♥).
7. Two pair: Two cards of a matching rank, another two cards of a different matching rank, and one side card (J♥ J♣ 4♣ 4♠ 9♥).
8. One pair: Two cards of a matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. (4♥ 4♠ K♠ 10♦ 5♠).
9. High card: Any hand that does not qualify under a category listed above. (K♥ J♥ 8♣ 7♦ 4♠).
Royal Flush: This is the highest Poker hand. It consists of Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, all in the same suit. As all suits are equal, all Royal Flushes are equal. Between two or more Royal Flushes, the pot will be equally split.
Straight Flush: Five cards of the same suit in sequence. Between two Straight Flushes, the one containing the higher top card wins.
Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same rank - such as four Queens and one additional card. The fifth card can be anything. Between two Fours of a Kind, the one with the higher set of four cards wins. When the two Fours of a Kind are equal, the hand with the higher additional card ('kicker') wins.
Full House: This consists of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank. When comparing Full Houses, the rank of the three cards determines which is higher. If the Threes of a Kind are equal, the rank of the pairs will decide who wins.
Flush: Five cards of the same suit. When comparing two Flushes, the highest card determines who wins. If the highest cards are equal then the second highest card is compared; if those are equal too, then the third highest card, and so on.
Straight: Five cards of mixed suits in sequence. When comparing two equal sequences, the one with the higher ranking top card wins. Important: Ace can count high or low in a straight, but not both at once.
Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same rank plus two other cards. When comparing two Threes of a Kind the hand with higher ranking cards wins. If you have to compare two Threes of a Kind where the sets of three are of equal rank, then the hand with the highest kicker wins, and if those are equal, the second kicker is compared.
Two Pair: Two cards of equal rank and another two cards of equal rank and one additional card. When comparing hands with two pairs, the hand with the highest pair wins. When the pairs are equal in both hands, the hand with the highest kicker wins.
One Pair: Two cards of equal rank and three additional cards. When comparing hands, the player with the highest pair wins. When the pairs are equal, the hand with the highest additional card wins. If the highest cards are equal, the second cards are compared; if they are equal too, the third cards are compared and so on.
High card: A hand not matching any of the above descriptions.
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