In the poker game of Texas Hold’em, the player with the best hand is declared the winner. In this game, the players are dealt a 52-card deck of different colours. A wild card is allowed to supplement other cards. Normally, five or six players participate in a game of Texas Hold’em.
Depending on the variant, the betting phase starts with an ante. Players then bet into a pot in the center of the table. The player with the highest five-card hand wins the pot. This round of betting continues in clockwise succession until the last player calls or folds. Eventually, one player will be left holding all the money put down as a buy-in.
Although there are a number of theories about the origin of poker, the most likely place for it to have originated is Persia. However, the earliest version of poker in Europe may have been a 17th century French game called poque. This variant evolved from the Spanish game primero and is thought to have made its way to the New World thanks to French settlers.
The best hand is a straight flush, which consists of five cards of the same rank. The ace can be high or low. If it wraps around K-A-2-3-4, it is called a royal flush.