This card game is above all a strategic game, of patience and observation, but also of bluffing when you play with other players, during a live poker tournament for example.
The objective of poker is generally the same: to get the best combination of cards and beat the opponent (the players or the bank). Of course, the rules vary depending on the version of the game. And there are a lot of variations.
The rules of the popular Texas Hold'em poker
Of all the variations that exist, the most popular version of poker is Texas Hold'em. Played with several players, from 2 to 10, its objective remains the same.
N.B.: Unlike land-based casinos where the dealer deals the cards, in a multiplayer game, the dealer does the dealing. Each player in turn is the dealer, always identified by a button marked with a "D". And with each game, the dealer changes and rotates clockwise.
Before the game begins, the two players sitting to the left of the dealer decide on the mandatory bets: the blinds. The first player chooses the amount of the small blind and the second chooses the amount of the big blind. These two bets are marked on the poker table. Once the cards are dealt face down, the betting begins. The first player, placed to the left of the big blind, plays and so on, the players make their decision.
Depending on the cards dealt, they are given three options:
Pass and give up by throwing their cards on the table;
Call and line up at the highest bet;
Raise and double down on the highest bet.
When a player quits, his or her bet is collected and constitutes the pot, which is the amount that will be won by the winner in the end. As players pass their turn, the pot increases. At the end of the game, the player with the best poker combination wins.