When more than one player remains in the game, it is time for the showdown. Players reveal their hidden cards and evaluate their hands. The player with the best hand wins the pot. Poker hands consist of five cards, and the best hand is the highest ranking combination. Common poker hands include straight flush, high card, and four of a kind. Listed below are the possible outcomes of each type of hand. When a player wins the game, he or she has the best hand.
Players start the game by posting the small blind (small bet) or the big blind (big bet). When betting, players must raise or fold depending on the number of cards in their hands. Blind bets are mandatory and if a player doesn’t do it, they will be eliminated from the game. Depending on the game you are playing, you can play tournaments or cash games. Each type has its own set of rules.
After the ante is placed, each player receives five cards. An all-in player wins the pot if he has a set of kings or a flush. The player who raised earlier may have had three of a kind. The player who raised before the showdown is called “all in.”