It is played with a deck of 52 cards (with the exception of Ross Perot Poker, which is played with less than one deck). The cards are ranked from highest to lowest in the following order: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. Aces are always high and worth more than kings , which in turn are worth more than queens. These are worth more than the jacks and so on. The cards are also divided into four suits, which are the following: clubs, spades, hearts and diamonds. This is a very democratic game, so no matter the color, they are all worth the same.
However, to learn to play, you have to know a few basic rules that all Poker variants have in common. One of them is the score or ranking of hands that is nothing more than a series of combinations of cards that are ordered from greater to lesser importance.
Generally, the game starts with all or some cards face down. From this moment the players make their decisions and start the bets. A protocol is followed in an orderly manner with each of the hands. In the end, the winner is the participant who has finished the hand with the best combination of cards in reference to the ranking.
It is important to know that the variants of Poker can be divided between: the varieties of Poker of shared or community cards, the modalities of Open Poker, Closed Poker and Assorted Poker.
The best known or popular versions are currently:
- Texas Hold’em
- 7 Card Stud
- 5 Card Draw
And the modalities that play against banking are: