those unfamiliar with poker rules and the game of Poker,
along with others who might want a refresher, this is the
most basic of
basic poker. The
various games are based on this.
is a game of five card hands dealt from a 52 card
deck of standard playing cards. All poker hands consist
of exactly five cards. Most poker games, like seven card
stud for example, give the players more than five cards
to select from, but the final winning result goes to
the one with the best five card poker hand. In the popular
stud poker games, the players are all dealt one card
at a time or in small groups and they bet money or something
each time they get more cards. They bet that they will
end up with the best hand. The players that don't want
to bet on their hands any longer can "fold" their
hands, get out of the contest and forfeit all the bets
they have made to that point. At the end, the player
the best poker hand, wins all the bets. . . In draw poker
the players bet, then replace the cards they don't like
with new ones from the dealer and then bet again.
best hand is determined by the Poker Hand Value Ratings
chart at the left.
The best way to learn poker quickly is to sign up
at one of the poker rooms below and play for free until you get the hang of it.
for the More Popular Poker Games
Poker - Rules
Card Stud - Rules
Holdem - Rules
Card Stud High Low - Rules
High Low - Rules
Card Stud - Rules
To The "Poker Legends" Quiz
1978, Doyle Brunson, two time winner of the "World
Championship of Poker" at Binions Horseshoe
in Las Vegas, published probably the best ever written
on casino level poker games. This 600 page, 3 lb.
volume is more like an encylopedia reference than
a typical poker book. The work is packed with sound
professional advice with volumes of stats for advanced
players and was strangely named "How I Made
Over $1,000,000 Playing Poker". In reprint,
it is now named "Super System".