Poker is a card game where the highest ranking hand wins the pot. The players reveal their hands clockwise around the table. A round of betting ends when all but one player folds. The remaining player collects the pot and does not reveal his hand. After each betting round, a final “showdown” occurs. The highest-ranked hand wins the pot. In the game of Poker, the winning hand is a straight or an ace.
There is no definitive answer to how Poker originated. It is thought that the word “Poker” was attached to an earlier game in the 19th century by Jonathan H. Green. He observed the game being played by two to four players on a Mississippi riverboat. In his description of the game, he said that the players used twenty cards and played against each other. The word “Poker” was attached to the game after Green wrote his description.
There are several betting phases in poker. First, players ante an amount varying from game to game. They then bet into the pot in the center of the table. The highest-ranking hand wins the pot. Betting goes clockwise until everyone has called or folded. In the case of a tie, the winning player will be the one who raised the highest. The final betting round will be determined when all players call or fold. However, poker is a game of chance.