Poker is a game in which players attempt to collect as many cards as possible in a short period of time. The aim is to create the highest-ranking hand, or the best possible combination of cards, before the other players fold. In the event that you fail to do so, you lose the hand and the pot is divided equally among the remaining players.
The game can be played with any number of players, but six or eight is the optimal number. The pot is the total of all the bets made by all players in a particular deal. The winner of the pot is the player with the highest-ranking poker hand. In order to claim the pot, a player must make a bet that no other player calls.
After the betting round, Dennis raises to twenty cents. The other two players call. The betting round ends with the highest hand, three of a kind. The top card in this hand is the ace, followed by two kings and a flush. The winner of this round is Dennis, who is the first to raise the stakes.
Besides the hands described in the first chapter of this book, there are many variants of this game. In some variations, an ace is not considered a low card. In other games, the ace is the lowest card.