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Poker

There are many different Poker variants. At spinchat.com we play the most common and popular version, which is Texas Hold'em with raising blinds.

The aim of this game is to win all the chips of the other players by carefully assessing your cards and using tactical maneuver and strategy.

Gameplay
Poker is played in rounds. At the beginning, the socalled "blinds" are posted automatically. The first player has to post the "small blind" (10 chips at the beginning), the second player has to post the "big blind" (20 chips at the beginning). After the blinds have been postet, every player receives two cards which only he/she can see.

Then, the rounds begin. Every player can now choose between three different actions:

  • call (CALL or CHECK in the first round) - the player remains in the round and has to equal the bet amount someone has just raised.
  • raise the stake (RAISE or BET in the first round)
  • stop participating in the round (FOLD) and "forfeit the hand".

If there is only one player left in the round because all other players have folded, he/she automatically wins all the chips in the pot and the cards are dealt again.

If noone raises, it's time to by and by turn over the five "community cards" in the middle of the table.
After every turn the players can once more call, raise or fold.


it's phia's turn, all community cards are face down.


When all community cards are face up on the table, there is a last round of betting. After this final betting round, the player with the highest combination of hole cards and community cards wins the pot.


[bot1]wins the pot with Two Pair: 2 Queens and 2 twos

If two or more players still have chips to bet, the cards are shuffled and a new round begins.

Combinations
In order to determine who has won, for every player the five cards of the seven available cards (= the player's two cards, and the five community cards that are shared by all players) will be taken into account, that result in the highest combination.

Combinations in descending order:

  • Royal Flush - A Straight (five cards in sequence) ofone suit, with Ace as the highest card
  • Straight Flush - A straight of one suit
  • Four Of A Kind - four cards with the same value, e.g. 4 Aces
  • Full House - Three cards with the same value and a Pair (e.g. 3 Aces and 2 tens)
  • Flush - Five random cards of one suit
  • Straight - A Straight, the suit is of no importance here
  • Three Of A Kind - Three cards with the same value
  • Two Pair - Two Pairs (e.g. 2 Aces and 2 tens)
  • One Pair - One Pair (e.g. 2 Aces)
  • No Pair - no combination possible

If two or more players have a combination of cards with the same value, the player with the "higher" combination wins (e.g. 2 Aces have higher value than 2 tens) or the highest card in the hand (if the combinations have the same value).
In the unlikely case that two or more players have exactly the same highest combination, the chips in the pot will be devided.

Winning
Winner is whoever is the one who has chips left at the end.

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