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Poker Instructions - how to play poker games

The easiest way to learn to play poker is to use play money chips on one of the online poker sites which is totally free. I recommend any of the sites listed below.

Top Online Poker Rooms :

Poker Site Bonus Offered Bonus Code Allows US players
BetOnline Poker 25% up to $900 N/A Yes
Cake Poker 110% up to $600 HELPER Yes
Winner Poker 200% up to $2,000 HELPER No
Party Poker 100% up to $500 zoom No

Also see poker rules for some of the popular poker games like Texas Holdem, Omaha and 7 card stud. Below you will find the different poker hands in order of rank for quick reference. Once you have the hang of the game you may want to take advantage of different poker bonuses offered by the poker rooms. If you live in the U.S. then see the US Poker Sites page to find a room that allows US players.

Here is the different poker hands in order of best to worst.

Royal Flush - Ace,King,Queen,Jack,Ten all of the same suit.

Straight Flush - Five cards of the same suit that also make a five card straight. Example 4,5,6,7,8 each being hearts.

Four of a kind - Four cards of the same rank. Example QQQQ2 .

Full House - Three cards of the same rank and a pair of another rank. Example K,K,K,J,J

Flush - Any five cards of the same suit. Example 3,6,10,A,K of the same suit.

Straight - Five cards that make a straight. Example 5,6,7,8,9 The best possible straight is A,K,Q,J,10.

Three of a kind - Three cards of the same rank. Example A,A,A,4,6

Two Pair - Two pairs. Example A,A,J,J,2

One Pair - One pair. Example 10,10,4,6,9


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