Poker is a family of comparing card games in which players wager over which hand is best. It is played worldwide, but the rules vary from place to place.
In a poker game, each player is dealt a complete hand of cards face-down. The first round of betting then begins, after which cards are discarded or replaced. The highest-ranking hand wins the pot.
Several rounds of betting are required before the final round, called a showdown, in which all players must show their hands to determine who won. The winning hand is determined by a combination of the players’ cards, as well as the board and community cards.
Tiesbreaker: A high card breaks ties when no one has a pair or better. Tiesbreakers are used in a variety of situations, including when the board is split and no one has a pair or better, when multiple people have a pair and the highest card is different, or when a hand includes two pairs and another type of hand and the highest card is not a pair.
In poker, the dealer is a player who deals cards in rotation. In some versions of the game, the dealer shuffles the deck and deals cards in turn to all players, beginning with the player to their left.