In the game of poker, players bet with poker chips. There are different types of chips, including white, blue and red, and each one has a corresponding value. The highest hand wins the pot. The game of poker involves betting in a clockwise manner until one player wins all the money put down as a buy-in.
A player’s hand is not revealed until the final betting round. If a player folds their hand, they lose the game. Then, the process begins anew. If no player has folded, the hand of the player who began the round is revealed to all players clockwise around the table. This final betting phase ends the round, and only the player with the highest hand wins the pot.
The highest hand is the one with the highest pair of cards, and the lowest one is the lowest. A pair of aces is the best hand in ace-to-five lowball. Straights and flushes do not count against a low hand. If a joker is dealt into the hand, it becomes the lowest card not present in the hand.
Poker is an international game, played in virtually every country where card games are popular. It originated as a bluffing game in Germany during the 16th century. It was later brought to France and played on riverboats.