In the game of Poker, players make bets and place their cards in a ring. The hand with the highest ranking card wins the pot. If no other players have a higher-ranking card, the player who placed the highest bet wins the pot. If no player calls, the player receives the pot. However, a player may fold to avoid losing the pot and continue playing. To determine whether a player should fold to avoid losing the pot, check out the basic rules of Poker.

The lowest hand in a game of Poker is a pair of five cards. In some games, the ace may be treated as the lowest card. The lowest pair in a game of Poker is a 6-4-3-2-A. A player can have a higher pair, but the lower pair wins. In the U.K., players sometimes play a straight hand of five cards, with the highest pair winning.

In modern poker games, forced bets are a standard feature. This bet, known as the blind or ante, requires a player to make a bet based on the rank of their hand. Then, players must match the previous bet or fold. The players who match a bet may raise their bets, and the betting rounds continue until all players have folded. During this time, poker hands are developed between rounds.