In a poker game, players compete to win chips by having two or more distinct pairs of cards. If the hands of the two players are equal in value, the odd chip is awarded to the player with the higher pair. In cases of ties, the odd chip is awarded to the player with the highest card in the suit.

Poker is played in rounds, with players placing bets before each round. Each player receives two cards before the first betting round begins. The betting rounds continue clockwise until everyone has placed a bet or folded. The best hand wins the pot. In each betting round, players must raise or put in the same number of chips as their opponents.

The limit of poker chips is normally two, five, or ten. Depending on the stage of the game, the limit may vary. It may be five before the draw and ten after the draw. During the first four betting intervals, the limit is usually five. In the final betting interval, the limit is usually ten.

The winner of a hand depends on the highest ranking card in the hand. When three or more cards have the same rank, the winning hand is known as a high-card straight. However, in a game with no combination, the winning hand is determined by the player who has the highest-ranking card among the remaining three cards.