Poker is a card game in which each player gets two cards. These cards are shuffled and dealt clockwise. The lowest possible hand is known as a five of a kind, and if more than one person has this hand, then the higher card wins. There are many variations of the game, including those with more than 10 players.

In each poker variation, there is a betting interval during which the first bet is made. Each player must put their chips into the pot equal to the total contribution of all the players before him. The player who places his chips into the pot is said to be an active player. If he or she does not raise the bet, then the round ends.

In each round of the game, a player who is holding the best five-card hand wins the pot. This money is then shared among the other players. However, over many rounds, a player can run out of money. Eventually, a winner will emerge and take all the money the other players have put down as buy-in.

The number of players in the game of Poker varies widely, but the ideal number is six or eight. The pot is the sum of all the bets made by all the players in a single deal. A player can win the pot by having the best poker hand or making a bet that no other players have called.