Your Questions About Poker Rules

Donna asks…

Help with someone who wants to play poker?

Umm I wana learn how to play poker. I dont know anything about it and have never playe it. Could someone explain to me the rules. Like really simply so I can play? I dont want to bet money just play. Any help please 🙂

admin answers:

To play poker game first of all you need to know about poker game in detail.

Poker = Poker is a card game which comes in many variants like Texas Holdem, Omaha, Stud poker, which are different from one another in some but little manner.
Cards are dealt to each player and then they start the bet. The betting round ends when all players have either matched the last bet or folded.

See in Wiki from where this poker game originates

Rules = In poker there are 5 main steps of bet:-

a) Check = If there is no wager on the current betting round, a player may check. The act of checking passes the action to the next person, immediately clockwise from the player. If all active players check during a round of betting, the round is considered complete.

B) Bet = If there is not yet a wager on the current betting round, a player may bet. If a player bets, the player immediately clockwise from him or her (and any subsequent players) may fold, raise, or call.

C) Fold = A player who folds is not required or allowed to wager any further money during the current poker hand, but cannot win that hand either.

D) Call = If there has been a bet on the current round of poker play, a player may call. The act of calling requires the player to match the current bet made by his or her opponent(s).

E) Raise = If there has been a bet on the current betting round, a player may raise. The act of raising requires the poker player to match the current bet, and then make a greater one. All subsequent players are required to call the raise or raise again („re-raise“) to maintain interest in the pot.

Ruth asks…

What is Stanford Wong’s way to set this Pai Gow Poker hand?

Joker > Ah > Kh> Qc> Jh> 8h> 4d

I’m not interested in other interpretations of the rule, I want to know specifically what Stanford Wong’s „Optimal Strategy for Pai Gow Poker“ says.

admin answers:


I’m looking at the book right now and noticed there is no „Joker Straight and Flush and a Pair“ section. There is a „Joker Straight and a Pair“, „Joker Flush and a Pair“, and a „Joker Straight Flush and a Pair“ section, but no „Joker Straight and Flush and a Pair“ section.

If you follow his „Joker Straight and a Pair“ advice, he says to two-card the KQ and play the Aces in back (page 51).

If you follow his „Joker Flush and a Pair“ advice, he says to two-card the KQ and play the Aces in back (page 56).

So, even though he doesn’t address this hand specifically, it’s best to assume that you should play KQ in front and pair of Aces in back. It’s a very strong hand.

This all assumes that you use the Joker as an Ace, part of a straight or part of a flush and not fully wild (in some California casinos, the Joker is fully wild).

Laura asks…

Where can I find the best strategy for 3-card poker?

I know the rules, just need the strategy to mathematically minimize house advantage. I would appreciate links to the sites or something like that if you have it.

admin answers:

I’ve posted the rules and a strategy for 3-card poker here:

Look for the strategy section at the bottom of the page.

Play 3-card poker online for free or for profit at any number of sites, listed here:


Jenny asks…

How do you play poker, what are the rules, and what are the moves you could do?

I learned how to play about 3 years ago, but I forgot how to play. Please include the moves you could do, and how you get those moves. For example, a flush, royal flush, etc.. Please refresh my mind
@Sam the DOSBox Guru. Ok, but what are the pairs/moves you could do like for example, what is a flush, royal flush…etc. and also how many cards does each person get

admin answers:

The moves are „Check,“ „Call,“ „Bet,“ „Raise“ and „Fold,“ but I’ll get into that later.

Each player is given two face down cards and a round of betting occurs.

Then, the dealer burns a card (take the top one off) and then places 3 face up cards in the middle of the table for all players to see.

Another round of betting occurs.

Then the dealer burn a card and places a 4th face up card in the middle of the table for all players to see.

Another round of betting occurs.

Then the dealer burn a card and places the 5th and final face up card in the middle of the table for all players to see.

A final round a betting occurs and all players still in the hand show their cards.

Each player uses any combination of the two cards in their hand and the five cards on the table to make the best five card poker hand.

So if I have AJ and you have 47 while the five cards on the table for all players to see is A5A68, my best hand is AAAJ8 while yours is 45678, and since 45678 beats AAAJ8, you win and rake in all of the players bets.

This is how the best hand is determined:;_ylt=Am75RX.tSmGcq2oYYxGSgoHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120514131757AAfbqwU
with a High Card being the lowest hand the a Strait Flush being the highest.

This is how betting works:
The player left of the dealer starts the action. (S)he (lets call him/her Leonard) can check (bet $0) or bet. If Leonard choices to bet (Let’s say $5), then the player to Leonard’s left (DeVore) must either Call, Raise, or Fold. If DeVore Calls, he must put in $5 (the equal amount of Leonard’s bet), if he Raises – he must put more than Leonard’s amount (let’s say $10), if he Folders – he will give up all chances of wining money he has already added to the pot will be lost. Let’s say Leonard Raised and place $10 in the pot.

All players at the table fold except Leonard, who it is his current turn to act. His options are to Call the $10 (place an equal amount, and since he already has place $5 in, he’ll just need to place another $5 in for a total of $10), Raise, or Folder. Let’s say he Raises and place $15 more in, for a total of $20. Now DeVore has to decide to Raise (again), Call, or Fold. It would be $10 more to call, but he thinks Leonard has a great hand and so he Folds. Leonard now take in the pot, which consists of his $20 and DeVore’s $10 for a total of $30 and $10 in profit. Since DeVore Folded, he lost his money already in the pot (his $10) but had he Called and lost the hand, he would have Lost $20 as opposed to $10, but if he Had called and won, he would have taken in a pot of $40, his $20, Leonard’s $20, and thus get $20 in profit.

Now I’ll give you another scenario but with less explanation.

All player are dealt their two cards and Leonard once again is left to the dealer and thus will start the action. He checks (bets $0). DeVore, since there was no bet before him, now has the option to bet, or check; He checks. Johnsen is Left of DeVore and thus it is his turn, he bets $5 and Skogsto to his left Calls him. To Skogsto’s left is Ratcliff and he Raises $5 more for a total of $10. Catalaá to his left folds and now it’s Leonard’s turn again and he calls, then DeVore folds. Johnsen now must call for $5 more dollars, fold, or raise, and he raises it up $10 more for a total of $20. Skogsto now must place $15 more dollars in the pot to call and he folds, thus loosing $5. Ratcliff folds and it is now Leonard’s turn again (Catallaa was skipped, as he’s no longer in the hand because he folded) and he calls.

Now three cards in the middle of the table are dealt for all players to see, though it only concerns Leonard and Johnsen as every one else has folded. Those three cards are AJK.

It is time for another betting round, Leonard checks, Johnsen bet’s $5, Leonard raises $5 more ($10 total) and Johnsen Calls by placing $5 more in the pot.

The next for all players to see is dealt in the middle of the table, it’s a 9 (so the whole thing is AJK9). Leonard bets $5 and Johnsen calls.

The 5th and final card is dealt in the middle of the table for all players to see, it’s a 3 (so the whole thing is AJK93). Leonard bet’s $50, but Johnsen only has $30 left, and then of a player bets more than you have, you must push all your money in the pot if you with to call, Raise is obviously not an option. Johnsen calls and turns over KK, and Leonard turns over A9.

Johnsen’s best possible hand is KKKAJ which beats Leonard’s best possible hand which is AA99K. Johnsen takes the whole pot, but Leonard take $20 back, this is because Johnsen could not make a complete Call on the last round of betting, as Leonard bet $50, but Johnsen only had $30 available.

That was just Texas Hold’em Poker, there are many other variations such as Five-Card Draw, Five-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud, Omaha

Lisa asks…

How do you play poker? What are the rules?

I have never played poker but I would like to know how to in case I ever get asked to play it. It would save me the embarrassment of saying I didn’t know. Make the description as simple as you can.

admin answers:

Playing poker in online is very easy. You must download poker software from website and then install it to your PC. You will get a registration form to fill up and you have to open a new account. Then you can play it. You may get more information form the following link. It is helpful.

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