Classic Poker: The Rules

Classic poker is played with a deck of 52 cards. The range of cards in ascending order: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace. The player should collect the card combinations from 5 cards. The range of the cards’ combinations in classic poker is ascending:

  • high card;
  • one pair;
  • two pairs;
  • 3 cards of the same type (jack, jack, jack and the like);
  • 5 straight flush;
  • 5 any cards of the same suit;
  • 3 cards of the same profile with 2 cards of one profile;
  • 4 cards of the same profile;
  • 5 straight flush of the same suit;
  • 5 straight flush of the same suit starting with the Ace.

The goal of classic poker is to make combinations that will be the oldest among the other combinations. The dealer hands the cards and shuffler them – this is one of the players or one of the employees of the gambling establishment. During the game, players make bets.

In the center of the table, players put poker chips that replace money. These chips are also known as bank, con, or pot. Poker chips can be purchased in sets (100 up to 1000 are common) or per chip.

Basic Poker Chip Colors and Standard Values

  • White, $1
  • Pink $2.50 (rare for poker; sometimes used in black-jack)
  • Red, $5
  • Blue, $10
  • Green, $25
  • Black, $100
Full Poker Chip Colors and Standard Values
  • White, $1
  • Yellow, $2 (rarely used)
  • Red, $5
  • Blue, $10
  • Grey, $20
  • Green, $25
  • Orange, $50
  • Black, $100
  • Pink, $250
  • Purple, $500
  • Yellow, $1000 (sometimes burgundy or gray)
  • Light Blue, $2000
  • Brown, $5000
Recently, many players who are short of cash got used to taking thousand dollar loans to buy chips. These are short-term unsecured loans that can be taken for any purpose and are easy to access as they have fewer requirements than other loans. In fact, many online lenders promise access to money within a few hours. This option can be a good way out if you are sure you will be able to repay your loan in a few days or weeks.
If the player refuses to make another bet during the game, he immediately drops out and cannot claim to win the pot. There is a different set of bet intervals. The interval ends when all players have made bets of the same quantity. At the end of each interval, there may be a replacement or distribution of additional cards. At the end of the intervals, the players open the cards and that player who has the highest combination, takes the jackpot. Combinations of cards in classic poker are fairly simple and easy to remember, it’s worth trying a little bit to study.
There are some variations to these denominations (e.g., green is occasionally played as $20).

In classical poker rules, there are 3 types of winner determination – it is high (the player with the highest card combination wins), low (the player who has the lowest card combination wins) and high-low (the players are divided by the lowest and highest combination of cards). Everyone should know the classic rules of poker.

Watch the video about poker rules explained by a professional poker player: