How to play: Table Poker

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From a very long time poker has been one of the most sought after games by the professional as well as the Amateurs. It has been seen that table poker is preferred by many professionals especially in the high stakes competitions of poker. Many TV celebrities are also seen playing table poker. Table poker is also played online and a favorite of many players. The rules of table poker are almost similar to real poker. You must be acquainted with the rules of poker if you want to learn How to play: Table Poker.

The rules that are followed in real poker are same as the rules that are followed in basic poker. In basic poker there is a standard deck of 52 cards that is used in the game. Some of the table poker games use multiple decks as well. And some of the games also use wild cards or jokers. All the cards are ranked in downward order the Ace being the highest followed by the King, then Queen and the rest follows in the general ways. An Ace can either be high or low. The ranking of the hands are done in a similar way as well. This is based on probability that start from the highest.

There are many combinations that can be formed. Some of these combinations are Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a kind, Full House, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, High Card and many more. One can get five of a kind only when they use wild cards and the hand is the highest. The finest natural hand is the straight flush. This combination consists of five cards in a sequence, which belongs to the same suit also. The combination of Full House consists of three similar cards and a pair and wild cards are used here too. When all the cards are of the same suit this hand is called 'Flush'.

In most of the poker games 'ante' is the minimum amount that is required to deal the cards. Once all the cards are given the betting begins. The bet is placed in the pot that is in the middle of the table. The player who has the highest rank is the first one to bet. This player can either check or bet. If all the players playing the game check that the round ends there. In each of the turns every player can raise, bet, or fold.

To know How to play: Table Poker you should know that to 'Fold', means to drop out or to pass and to 'Call', is when a player matches a bet and place the amount on the pot. When the bet is raised or an additional bet is added then it is called to 'Raise'. After all the rounds are played and if there are no more raise in the bet then the final round ends and the results are decided. The player who has the highest hand wins the pot. These are simple rules that one should know to learn How to play: Table Poker.