Generally, each player is dealt seven cards. They can then discard two of them, use four, or bet the hand. If they have the highest hand, they win the pot.

Poker is a game played by a group of people around a circular table. The goal of the game is to form the best possible poker hand. The cards are ranked from Ace to ten. The best possible hand is called “nuts”. During a hand, a player may check, bet, raise, or fold.

The game starts with a player who is seated to the left of the button. He or she posts a small blind. This is a forced bet that gives the player something to chase.

The first player is the first dealer. The player to the left of the dealer is the first to act. He or she must bet the same amount of money as the player to the left of him. After the first dealer, a second player is chosen. The next player to act is the player to the left of the first player.

After the first player is done, the player to the left of the first dealer deals cards face up in rotation to the left. The player who dealt the highest card becomes the first dealer. This player is also the person who must make the first bet.

After the first bet, betting proceeds in a clockwise direction. After the second betting interval, each player has the same amount of chips as the previous players. The last betting interval is called the “showdown”. After the last betting interval, each player must call or fold.