Objective of the game

Objective of the game:

In Texas Hold'em two to nine players compete for coins contributed by the players themselves (called the pot). Each of the players may use any combination of the five community cards and the player's own two hole cards to make a poker hand. The winner of the game is the player with the best card combination.

Basic rules of the game:

1. Join a game of Limit, No Limit or participate in a Sit & Go Tournament.

2. Each player gets two cards faced down. These are the hole cards.

3. The players with small and big blind automatically place their bets.

4. The players following can call, raise or fold.

5. Now the dealer places three face-up community cards on the table. Subsequently the players can bet, check, raise or fold.

6. A fourth community card is dealt (called the turn) followed by a third betting round.

7. A fifth community card (called the river) is dealt, followed by a fourth betting round.

8. After 5 cards have been dealt and there are still competing players left you play a last round. Players who bet or raised last, have to show their cards, which is called the showdown. The player with the highest card combination is awarded the pot.

Sit & Go:

Sit&Go starts as soon as nine players join a game. Each player pays the same amount of coins to participate in the tournament. The winner of the sit and go is the player who wins every chip on the table, be in the top three to win coins!

Poker hand ranks:

The following list ranks the hands from highest to lowest.

1. Straight Flush: Five cards in numerical order, all of identical suits (Q♣ J♣ 10♣ 9♣ 8♣). The best possible straight flush is known as a royal flush, which consists of the ace, king, queen, jack and ten of a suit.

2. Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same rank, and one side card or ‘kicker’ (9♣ 9♠ 9♦ 9♥ J♥).

3. Full House: Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank (3♣ 3♠ 3♦ 6♣ 6♥).

4. Flush: Five cards of the same suit (Q♣ 10♣ 7♣ 6♣ 4♣).

5. Straight: Five cards in sequence (Q♣ J♠ 10♠ 9♥ 8♥).

6. Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank, and two unrelated side cards (2♦ 2♠ 2♣ K♠ 6♥).

7. Two pair: Two cards of a matching rank, another two cards of a different matching rank, and one side card (J♥ J♣ 4♣ 4♠ 9♥).

8. One pair: Two cards of a matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. (4♥ 4♠ K♠ 10♦ 5♠).

9. High card: Any hand that does not qualify under a category listed above. (K♥ J♥ 8♣ 7♦ 4♠).

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