Poker is a card game where players place bets on the cards in front of them. The game is played in rounds, where players make small bets until the game ends. At the end of a round, all bets are gathered into a central pot. This pot contains all of the bets, but does not reveal the hand of the winner.

A poker hand is a five-card combination. The higher the card, the higher the value of the hand. The highest card wins if there is no second pair. The second highest card wins in ties. The highest card in a hand breaks ties when no player has a pair. It also breaks ties when two or more players have high hands of the same type.

A game of poker is played with poker chips, which are usually provided by the dealer. The player should have a set of chips for each player, and these chips are often whites or reds. The lowest value chip is called the white chip, while the highest value chip is the red chip. Dark colored chips are worth two, four, or five reds.

To start a game of poker, players place an ante into the pot. They then reveal their cards and make their best five-card hand. If they do, the winning player wins the pot.