Poker is a card game in which players bet on the cards dealt to them. Each round is won by the player with the best five-card hand. The winnings are split between the players who have not folded. There are many variations of the game, each with different rules. In general, players begin by anteing a set amount. Players then bet into the middle of the table, called the pot. The player with the best hand wins the pot. The betting process proceeds clockwise, and players can raise, fold, or call.

There are usually at least six players at a table. When there are seven or more players, a large supply of poker chips is necessary. The white chip is the lowest-value chip in a game of Poker. Red, blue, and dark-colored chips are worth two, four, or five reds. Players buy in by buying chips into the pot, usually for the same amount.

The lowest possible hand is a pair of two-suited cards. In some games, an ace is treated as the lowest card. If more than one person has two five-card pairs, the higher card wins. In some cases, there may be a tie. In such cases, the highest card in the hand is used to break the tie.

A player who does not wish to continue the game can check. A player may also raise the bet of another player if the hand has a pair of jacks. However, they are not required to do so. This strategy is known as sandbagging.