Poker is a card game that can be played with money or chips. Players place bets in a pot and try to get the best five-card hand from their cards.

The winning hand is the one with the highest value. This is determined by the rank of each player’s cards, the suit of their cards and the order in which they were dealt.

Most games have a standard 52-card deck, with four different suits: hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds. Sometimes jokers are included in the deck.

Usually, the player who has the highest card (or the last card) wins. If there are two hands with the same high pair, they are tied, and each player is given a share of the pot.

Each player buys in to the pot by placing a specified number of chips into the pot. The chips stand in for cash, and each chip represents a certain amount of money.

Betting rounds begin after the initial deal and continue until the final betting round is complete. In the final betting round, each player must reveal his cards and make the best 5-card hand out of them.

Players must be careful not to over-bet or under-bet. This is especially true if they have a good opening hand, such as a pair of Kings or Queens or an Ace-King or Ace-Queen combination.