Poker Hand Rankings

Written by Stanley Majors

Poker hand rankings are one ofrepparttar most important aspects of any poker game. When playing online poker, especially fast online poker games such as Texas Holdem Poker, you need to be able to quickly discern which cards are needed to create a better poker hand.

Beginners often find themselves losing their first few games by not being able to identify which cards offerrepparttar 136080 best opportunities to build a really strong hand. It's fairly simple to understandrepparttar 136081 poker hand rankings if you just take a little time to study them.

Remember that when you're playing Texas Hold'em poker you are trying to createrepparttar 136082 best 5-card poker hand from a total of 7 cards. There are 2 hole or pocket cards and 5 communal cards. You may use any combination to create your best hand. You may even use all five communal cards.

These arerepparttar 136083 Poker Hand Rankings :

Royal Flush : This hand is unbeatable,repparttar 136084 highest ranking hand possible. A Royal Flush is made of 5 cards ofrepparttar 136085 same suit, Ten through to Ace. Ten; Jack; Queen; King; Ace - must berepparttar 136086 same suit.

Straight Flush : This hand is not as strong asrepparttar 136087 royal flush but just as rare. A straight flush made up of 5 consecutive cards ofrepparttar 136088 same suit. For example 6-10, 3-7 or Ace-5 (an ace can play both high and low in straights)

Poker Tournaments

Written by Stanley Majors

Most people believe that poker tournaments are forrepparttar most experienced and most aggressive poker players. But this is simply just not true. There are actually many more low-limit tournaments (that attract beginners mostly) than high stakes tournaments.

Low-limit Poker Tournaments usually only attract beginners becauserepparttar 136078 betting stakes are restricted to small amounts.

The basic structure of Poker Tournaments

Online poker tournament are events in which players compete to win a part ofrepparttar 136079 total prize pool. The general objective of each poker game is to collect all ofrepparttar 136080 chips in play. At every table inrepparttar 136081 tournamentrepparttar 136082 players compete until there is only one winner or until one ofrepparttar 136083 contestants loses all their chips. The remaining contestants then progress through torepparttar 136084 following round, until there are only a few players left inrepparttar 136085 tournament. These winners then play against each other atrepparttar 136086 winners table to determinerepparttar 136087 tournament champion. Depending onrepparttar 136088 tournament structure,repparttar 136089 prize pool may be divided amongrepparttar 136090 top ranked players, orrepparttar 136091 winner might take it all.

Elimination Tournaments :

Each player is givenrepparttar 136092 same amount of chips to begin with and play continues until one player has lost all their chips and is eliminated. Players are then reseated at fewer tables until only one table is left. The payout structure is set up to award allrepparttar 136093 finalists, with first place being awarded more thanrepparttar 136094 second and second more thanrepparttar 136095 third, etc.

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