Poker is a card game in which players take turns to reveal their cards. The highest-ranking hand wins. The winner of a hand depends on the value of the highest card, followed by the second-highest card. The game is played with five or six players. Each player places bets on the cards in front of him.

During the betting phase, all but one player can fold. The player with the best hand wins the pot, and the remaining players are eliminated from the game. The stakes in Poker are usually agreed upon at the start of the game. Players may choose to bet as little as twenty cents. A winning hand can have as many as three kings.

Different poker variants have different betting rules. The player to the left of the dealer is called the small blind. Another player two positions to the left of the dealer is known as the big blind. This player must make a bet before being dealt cards. The small blind is a player who puts in a minimal bet and is not required to show any cards.

In some games, the lowest hand is the ace. This is because an ace is not ranked as the lowest card.