Poker Hands – Straight Flush
Poker is a well known and much loved card game. There are as many different variations of poker as there are people who play it, though the most familiar version is probably Texas Holdem poker. Poker has many variations, and some of them aren’t even related to poker itself.
Craps is a simple variation of poker where one person gets the same amount of chips that he or she has in chips, and another person takes the same amount of chips from the pot and places them in the pot before the first player has a chance to call. The second player can then either call and take the chips from the pot, or fold – if the first player has folded, so may have an opportunity to call again, and so forth. Another variation is named No-Limit. This variation has a set limit on the number of chips a player may bet and may only be raised to this number.
Five-card draw is another way to play poker that isn’t related to playing with the “poker” variations. In this version of the game, each player receives a five-card hand and is dealt a hand containing only those cards that come from the highest pairings. Players may call and raise, bet, or fold, with each match being a new game for them. Once a player has reached their hand limit, the pot is turned over to the player with the best hand, and the match is now over.
One other type of poker game is called Caribbean stud poker, and here, each player is dealt a deck consisting of fifty cards. Players may either bet starting at one dollar, or they may fold and start again at a dollar. The initial bet is made on the flop, and the losing player must either re-raise before the second round of betting or bet the amount of chips left in the pot. Should they re-raise, they must either match the amount of chips that were bet, or face the penalty described below.
After the initial round of betting, each player is dealt a hand and is allowed to make any calls before the ante is raised to its pre-determined amount. After that, all bets must be topped off at the pre-determined amount, and only then can the pot grow. After the ante is raised to this amount, players may call and raise, or fold by dropping their cards face up in front of the dealer. Should a player to fold, they lose all their chips and the match is lost. However, should a player call, the other players still have their original ten chips, but the pot is split evenly between the two players.
In poker, a straight flush refers to a situation where all the opponents are showing strong hands, and none of the cards a player has in their hand reveals any information about their hand. These are the most common of all poker hands and are easy to identify because all three of the cards show a color. However, there are a few more rare poker hands such as four of a kind, which is a four of an even card. There are also five of a kind, which is a five of an even card with one of the numbers being an Ace, King, Queen or Jack. Other names for straight flushes are tight flushes, or one-of-a kind flushes.