# A Poker Tournament – A Battle of the Pockets

Poker is one of the most popular games, loved by men and women alike. It involves a little bit of mathematics and can be compared to the ancient game called Go where players place bets indicating the color of the cards that are involved in the game. Poker is a card game played with a deck of cards, referred to as chips. Poker is any of a large number of games where players place bets over which hand the player is best depending on the rules of the game.

There are two types of poker, the full table and the half table. In a full table poker players are allowed to sit down at the same table, with same seats. This type of poker is a way of playing poker with more than two players at a table. Some people refer to it as four-of-a-kind poker, where a small group of four individuals sit at the same table but with distinct roles. The poker hand consisting of these four individuals has to be won in a shoot fight.

The two players sitting at the opposite ends of the table from you are called dealers. They keep the poker decks in the same order, face down, from the ace to king. In short, the dealer doesn’t deal your cards before you. The dealer also shuffles the poker chips, deals out new cards, and marks the proper poker hands before passing the deck around. You, the player, deal your hand and betting money. Before the match starts, you need to buy the minimum betting amounts as specified in the tournament rules.

If you win the hand then you receive a betting amount and that bet is binding. The other players also place bets on the hand that you are winning. The goal of the game is for you to get the highest total chips when all of your bets are converted into chips. If there is a tie, or a Wild Card, in between you and your opponent then a Royal Flush occurs. This means that you win the pot immediately, and if there are other players left they each receive one-third of the available pot.

During a Royal Flush a player can have any number of pocket cards and get a straight flush, a flush, four of a kind, or an Ace/King/Queen. The best possible hand refers to the highest possible hand winnings. The players should try to figure out how many players are at the table and the total number of chips. Once these factors are decided then the flop occurs. A player receives the betting money and the pot contents.

After the flop, the players need to wait for their turn and take turns. At the end of the flop, if there is still a player left with chips then the pot is split between them. If there are no players left with chips then all of the chips in the pot are taken then. No player is allowed to return to the pot after it has been split. The person with the most chips at the end of the game is the winner.