Basically, poker is a game of chance. In this game, the player who has the best hand wins the pot. Usually, a hand is made up of five cards, which is called a “pair”. There are various betting options and techniques that help players to decide on a bet.
There are two types of hands in poker, namely “straights” and “flushes.” A straight is a hand of cards in consecutive order, whereas a flush is a hand of cards in a single suit. The best possible straight is 8-9. A flush is achieved by hitting the right cards on the turn and river.
A hand is made up of five cards, which are ranked from Ace to 10. The cards can be face up, or face down. Depending on the variant, cards may also be shuffled. Some poker variants also use jokers.
The highest hand is considered the best. This is often a straight flush, but can be anything from a flush to a set of eights.
A pair of kings is not too bad off the deal, but it is not the best hand. On the other hand, a pair of aces is very good. A pair of aces beats a pair of kings.
A “backdoor flush” is achieved when you hit the right cards on the turn and river. Two pairs are tied, but the player with the highest pair wins.
The “smart” shuffle is a little trickier. Depending on the game, the dealer can also shuffle a deck, but must offer it to the opponent for a cut.