Usually, poker is played with a standard 52-card deck. Jokers are sometimes added to the deck. Some variants use multiple packs. The player with the best hand wins the pot.

Most poker games involve a blind bet. The blinds give players something to chase. Usually, the pot is won by making a bet that no other player calls.

The first hand is dealt to the player on the left side of the button. The player in this position is known as the first dealer. This player then cuts the deck. The deck is passed on to the next player in the deal.

The best hand is made with two different suits. This is known as a “trip”. The best possible straight is 8-9. However, this hand isn’t very good off the deal. It takes a bit of skill and luck to get it.

When two people have a hand that is the same, a high card breaks the tie. However, in some poker games, flushes and straights may not be considered.

A “backdoor flush” is achieved by hitting a needed card on the turn and river. This is only possible in some variants.

The “showdown” is the moment when the poker hand reaches its optimum. This is usually done in the last round of betting.

The pot is the aggregate of all bets made by all players in the deal. The pot is not won until all players have folded.