When a person is dealt five cards, a hand is known as a straight flush, a royal flush, or a full house. These hands all consist of five cards of the same suit. A poker player can have more than one hand at a time, or two different hands at one time. When a person has a full house, all of his or her cards are of the same suit. Usually, the 5th card is a wild card.
In a typical game of poker, players may make a bet on one hand, and then call the next. In some cases, the players in a round of poker may raise or fold their hand in a subsequent round of betting. In such a situation, the highest ranking hand wins the pot. Nevertheless, the odds of winning a hand are not in the player’s favor and it’s a good idea to check your opponents’ hands before placing a bet.
A typical poker game is played with two betting phases: an ante bet and a blind bet. Each player is dealt five cards. They keep the cards hidden from their opponents until the first betting phase. Once every player has seen his or her cards, the first betting phase begins. In this case, the player to his left of the dealer is considered the active player. After the ante bet is made, the other players must place their chips into the pot.