Get Familiar with Basics of International Poker Game

Get Familiar with Basics of International Poker Game

Germans played ‘Pochen’ in 16th century, which was followed by French version ‘Poque’ and eventually it got refined in New Orleans as ‘Poker’.

It is a bluff game, which needs incredibly great skills and luck.


The standard 52 card deck is used to play but at every virtual situs poker two packs get used to speed the game. As one pack gets dealt the other is shuffled and prepared for the next deal.

Card scoring

Understanding various combinations help the player to play without any trouble in any kind of poker game.

  • Five of a kind
  • Four of a kind
  • Straight flush
  • Flush
  • Full house
  • Three of a kind
  • Straight
  • Two pairs
  • One pair
  • No pair


Each betting round starts from the left and moves. The first player wagers one or more chips and the next player either makes a call [puts the same amount] or a raise [more chips] or folds [no chips] and is out of that game. When bet equalizes the betting interval ends. Final interval is the ‘showdown’, where remaining players show their hands face up. The best poker hand wins the pot.


Poker chips of white color is worth minimum bet and red chip is worth 5 whites and blue chip is worth 2 to 5 reds or 10 to 25 whites. All the players ‘buys-in’ specific chips for same amount.

Betting limit

It is crucial because player with plenty of cash can have an unfair advantage.

Fixed limit

It means no one can bet or raise over a stipulated amount.

Pot limit

Any raise or bet is limited to chip number present inside the pot, then and there or at that moment.

Table stakes

Each player is limited to play the number of chips present before him. This means if he has 5 chips then he can wager no more than 5. No player can withdraw chips or return chips until he exits the game.

No limit

No limit game means ‘sky is the limit’.

Laws & ethics

Written poker codes are applied but they differ from one site to another. So, make sure to read them before you sign up.

Wild cards

Wild cards add variety to a poker game and increase possibilities of rare combinations like straight flush or full house.

  • Joker
  • Bug
  • Deuces
  • One-eyed card
  • Low holed card

Poverty poker

Maximum limit is placed on chips amount a player can lose. However, number of allotting free stacks are also limited, so that the player tries to play cautiously.