Poker is a game in which players compete to get the highest hand and win the pot. Players in a poker game are dealt cards face up and from left to right. If two players have the same high hand and low hand, they may tie and split the pot. If the players tie, the pot shall be split as evenly as possible. The player with the highest card of a given suit is considered the “high hand,” while the player with the lowest card is considered the “low hand.”

There are many different types of poker, but Texas Hold’Em is the most common. To start a game, players must ante (the amount varies between games). After this, they must bet into the middle pot. The winner of the pot is the player with the best hand. Usually, players begin betting clockwise from the dealer’s left. Each player then has three choices when betting: fold, raise, and check.

In poker, a hand is considered “high” if it contains two different pairs, or if it contains a pair of high-value cards. However, in a tie, the high card is the winner. In some games, there is a “wild card,” which has the same value as a high-card in the hand. This is helpful in a situation where multiple players have a high-card.