Improve Your Poker Hands and Become a Pro


Poker is a game of chance but it also has a lot of skill and psychology involved. If you’re looking to improve your game and become a better player then these simple poker tips will help you on your way to becoming a pro.

Poker is played with a deck of cards and each player is required to make an forced bet (the amount varies by game but is typically a small amount like a nickel). The dealer shuffles the cards, and then deals them to the players one at a time. Players then place bets into a central pot that is the center of the table. The higher your hand is ranked the more money you will win.

When betting gets around to you (bets are done in a clockwise direction) you can call, raise, or fold. After the first round of betting is complete the dealer puts three more cards face up on the table that everyone can use. This is called the flop.

The best hands are straights and flushes which require five consecutive cards of the same suit. Full houses and three of a kind are easy for most beginners to identify, but two pair can be harder as it requires 2 cards of the same rank and one unmatched card. Beginners should practice reading tells from other players, and watch how experienced players react to develop quick instincts.