WHAT IS HAND RANKING
The hand ranking is used to identify which hand is superior to the others. It is used to determine the best hand (combination of 5 cards) at showdown. Hand ranking rules remain the same in all variants of game. A hand of the highest category always beats any hand of the lowest category.
Poker Hand Ranking ( highest to lowest)
When a player is having five highest possible cards of the same suit in a sequence.
When a player is having any five cards of the same suit in numerical order.
FOUR OF A KIND
When a player is having four cards of equal rank. The fifth card (kicker)can be of any value.
When a player is having three cards of the same rank with any two cards of another rank.
When a player is having any five cards of the same suit.
When a player is having five cards of different suits but in numerical order.
THREE OF A KIND
When a player is having three cards of the same rank and 2 unrelated cards.
When a player is having two different pairs of cards and 1 unrelated card.
When a player is having two cards of the same rank and three unrelated cards.
When comparing two such types of hands, the hand with the best-possible high card wins.
Poker Action on Table
It means matching the latest highest bet in a round
It means making a bigger bet than the highest bet made by another player in a betting round.
It means passing the action to the next player clockwise without putting money in the pot.
It means wagering money on the table.
It means stop playing the hand.
Regardless of the variant, the betting rules remains the same, these are following betting rounds -
1. Pre-Flop - After dealing of cards, the first betting round (pre-flop) begins clockwise starting from the player sitting immediate left to the big blind (Under The Gun). The player makes his move on the basis of the strength of his hole cards. After his turn, the player left to him acts. The betting round continues the same way until everyone has either put equal chips in the pot or folds. In the this round, only the player at the big blind position can ‘check’.
2. Flop - After the previous round, 3 community cards are dealt face-up on the table and the next round of betting commences.
3. Turn - One more card is dealt and the third round of betting begins.
4. River - The final community card is dealt and the final round of betting starts. At any point during the game, if all but one player fold their cards, the remaining player becomes the winner and at the time of Showdown, all active players reveal their cards and the best five-card combination wins the pot.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER
Texas Hold'em is considered the most popular variant of poker. In this variant you need to form the best five-card combination out of the two hole cards dealt with you privately and five common cards dealt on the table.
POT LIMIT OMAHA
Omaha is a community card game. In Omaha you need to form the winning five-hand combination by using exactly 2 of your hole cards in hand with 3 of the community cards dealt on the table. In the pot limit variant of Omaha, the betting amount is capped to the money already present in the pot.
This version of Omaha is a split pot game . In this variant a player forming the best high hand wins half of the pot and one who forms the best qualifying low hand as per a set of rules wins the other half of the money in the pot.