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Poker is a card game that is played by two or more people. It is played from a standard pack of 52 cards, with the suits being spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. Some games add a joker or wild cards which can take on any suit or rank. The highest five-card hand wins the pot.

Each player begins with an equal amount of chips. The dealer is responsible for shuffles, cutting and dealing cards to the players in rotation. Depending on the rules of the game, this position may be held by a non-player or by one player who holds a “dealer chip” that is passed to the next person in turn each round.

Players place their bets into the pot during betting intervals that end when each player has either put in the same amount as their predecessor or folded. Once the final betting round is over, all of the remaining cards are revealed in a showdown. The player with the best poker hand takes the pot.

In order to play well at poker, you need a tested and trusted strategy. You can learn a lot by reading strategy books, but if you are serious about improving your game, try to find a group of winning players that are playing in the same stakes and start a weekly poker chat or meet-up. This will give you the opportunity to discuss difficult hands and learn from other players. This is the only way to truly improve your game.