The most common hands in Poker are known as flushes and straights. Flush hands are made up of five cards of the same suit, while a straight hand is made up of four cards of the same rank and no other suits. Straight hands are also known as aces and sixes, and are also known as three of a kind. However, in this game, you aren’t required to have all five cards in one suit to have a winning hand.

In most forms of poker, the players purchase chips with a specified denomination and use them to play. Depending on the number of players, poker chips are usually distributed evenly. The lowest value chip is the white chip, while the red chip is worth five whites. The other two chips are blue and red, and are worth ten, twenty, or even fifty whites. After a player purchases a chip, they “buy in.” They usually buy in for the same amount.

In many versions of poker, betting intervals are specified. In some variations, the first bet is made by one player, and there’s also a privilege and obligation to make the first bet. Each player must then place chips into the pot equal to the total contribution made by the player before him. This player is called an active player. If the pot is filled up with chips, the winning player is known as the “active player”.