Poker is a card game where players are dealt five cards. The first person to place an ante into the pot is called the “antesetter.” Then, players take turns seeing their cards. After betting, players can discard up to three cards and take new ones from the top of the deck. Then, another round of betting takes place. Finally, players must show their cards and hope that theirs is the best hand. If you are losing the game, you can always fold, but this strategy may not be very effective.
Almost all poker games involve using poker chips. A standard set of chips is worth five whites, which are the least valuable. There are also two, four, and five reds, which are worth 10 or 20 or 25 whites. To play poker, players “buy in” by purchasing chips, usually with the same amount. When you have a hand that is the best, you should bet, unless you have a higher value.
When you have three Aces, you are considered to have a suited hand. This hand is the best one if the out card falls. If you have an Ace, you may be called “the case Ace”. The case Ace is the last of its rank in the deck. If it falls, you will have the highest hand. Similarly, an ace with three Aces is called a case Ace. Several other rules apply to poker and are discussed in this chapter.