The Basics of Poker


In poker, the object is to have the best possible hand. You will continue betting until all other players fold, leaving you with the highest ranked hand. The winner of a hand wins the pot, or all of the money that was bet during the hand. In the event of a draw, the pot is divided between the remaining players.

Highest possible hand in poker

Highest possible hand in poker is a hand consisting of the highest five cards in the hand. A pair is two cards of equal rank. When two pairs are compared, the higher pair wins. For example, J-J-2-2-4 beats 10-10-9-9-8, but if the other pair has a higher pair, it also wins.


The Gutshot Poker Club in London was a poker club, internet cafe, and bar. Located on Clerkenwell Road, the club was originally established in March 2004 and closed in 2007. Founded by Barry Martin and Derek Kelly, the club played poker every Friday night and was home to many professional poker players and tournaments.

First blind

First blind in poker is a term used to describe the person who posts the blind for the current hand. This player generally plays a wider range of hands than the rest of the table. This term is sometimes used incorrectly, to indicate a player taking action in the dark.

Second blind

In poker, the second blind is one of the two pre-flop bets a player must make before a hand is dealt. It is equal to half of the minimum bet. Each casino or poker tournament has a different set of blinds. The player who holds the dealer button contributes the small blind and the big blind to the pot. These blinds are commonly used in games such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and 5-Card Draw.

Side pot

In poker, a side pot is a separate pot that is created when a player all-ins. The side pot is separate from the main pot, and is open to anyone still betting. Players who go all-in can only win the main pot, but the side pots created by other players may be larger than the main pot.

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