In poker, a game of hands is called a pot. All poker money and chips are put into this pot, and each player must ante up by putting a certain amount of chips into it. The winner of the game takes home the entire pot. Each player has a limit on the amount of chips that can be bet, or pot limit, and the maximum bet is the amount of money that is currently in the pot. There are many variations of poker.
The number of players can vary, but in general, it is six to eight people. Poker chips are a basic necessity, and are usually provided to the players. There are four main types of chips: white, blue, and red. The white chip is the lowest in value. A red chip is worth five whites, and a blue chip is worth ten or twenty or more whites. A player buys in to the game by purchasing a chip. This is usually the same amount as the bet of the previous players.
The winner of a game of poker is determined by the highest-ranking hand. If more than one player is left in the pot at the end of a hand, a showdown takes place. At the showdown, the remaining players reveal their cards and evaluate each other’s hands. The player with the best hand wins the pot. The best poker hand includes five cards, which are called a hand. Typically, a straight flush is the best hand, while a pair of aces is the highest.