There are two types of hands in poker: straights and flushes. Straights are five cards of the same rank and can be from any suit. Flush cards are five cards of the same rank in any order. A 3 of a kind is three cards of the same rank, while a pair is two of the same rank and three of a different rank. There are also three of a kind, which is not a full house.
A straight is the best hand, while a flush is the worst. The best hands are “nuts,” which consist of three or five of the same card. The highest possible hand is a trip seven, and a flush is a pair of sixes. In live poker, the dealer is indicated by a button, which is usually a plastic disk. The dealer passes the button clockwise after every hand. If there is no dealer, a player may bluff and bet that he/she does not have the best hand.
In a typical game of poker, each player deals his or her cards to the left of the dealer in a rotation. If there are no callers on the last round of betting, the hand moves to showdown. Players may also shuffle their cards at any time during the game, and the dealer is the last person to do so. If a player is all-in, he or she is eligible to win only that portion of the pot that he or she contributed to.