- Introduction to Poker
- Aim of the game
- Value of the plays
- How to play poker
- Table options
- Ranking per points
Introduction to Poker
Poker is the traditional game “draw poker” of 5 cards from which derive all the other variants. Differently from Poker Texas Hold’em, no cards are placed on the table, the players play with the 5 cards each one of them has.
A game is divided into 2 main stages, the dealing and the descarding, after each one of them there is a round of bets.
Aim of the game
The main aim of the poker game is to bet. The two moments to bet happen after the dealing and the discarding. The player that has the highest-valued combination wins the game.
If there is a tie, the play with the highest cards wins (being the Ace the highest-valued card). If the players have exactly the same cards, the winner is the one that is closer to the hand player (the one that started the round).
It is also possible to win if the other opponents take off.
Value of the plays
Royal straight flush: 5 cards of the same suit in run from 10 to Ace.
Probability: 1 among 649.739 (1st hand and with no jokers).
- Repoker: 4 equal cards and the joker. This combination is only possible if the joker is available to play.
Straight flush: 5 cards of the same suit in run. The Ace can make up a sequence with the King and with the 2 (the card with the lowest value).
Probability: 1 among 72.192.
Example: The following flush is valid A♦ 2♦ 3♦ 4♦ 5♦. If cards have be taken out of the deck, for example when playing with 6 and up, the follwoing combination is also valid A♦ 6♦ 7♦ 8♦ 9♦
Poker: 4 equal cards.
Probability: 1 among 4.164.
Full House: 3 equal cards and two equal more. That is, a trio and a pair. If there is a tie, the winner is the one who has the highest trio.
Probability: 1 among 693.
Flush: The 5 cards of the same suit.
Probability: 1 among 507.
Straight: Similar to the straight flush, but it is not necessary that the 5 cards be of the same suit.
Probability: 1 among 254.
Three of a kind: 3 equal cards.
Probability: 1 among 46.
Two pairs: Two pairs of equal cards. Te hand made up of 8♠ 8♣ A♠ A♣ is called “The dead man’s hand”.
Probability: 1 among 20.
Pair: A pair of equal cards.
Probability: 1 between about 2
High card: The Ace is the highest card.
How to play poker
Before starting a round, all the players automatically make the first bet to the pot (indicated on the table options). The game starts by dealing 5 cards to each one.
The round starts with the “hand” player. That player has the option to open the bet with the button Bet... or, if wanted, pass the turn to the player on his/her left pressing Check. Once the bet is open, the following player, on his/her turn, can level it (Call) or increase it (Call and raise...). It is also possible to leave the game if wanted (Fold).
That happens to each of the players until all the players that did not leave the game have the bet leveled.
Once this stage finishes, the discarding starts. Each player can throw out the cards wanted, or keep on without discarding (be “served”). Immediately afterwards, a new round of bets is started happening the same way as the previous one.
The game finishes when, once again, all the bets are equalized and the cards are shown. The player that has the highest valued play will win. It is also possible to win if the other opponents take off of the game.
Press the different buttons on the screen to select the actions wanted: Call, Check, Bet..., etc.
To add chips during a bet, click on any of your chips. To confirm the bet, press Accept. If you want to cancel the bet, press Cancel and you will be in the previous condition again.
During the discarding, click on the cards you want to change and press the button Discard.
To arrange the cards, click on one of them and sweep it among the others.
With the JOKER
This option adds the joker to the deck. The joker can represent any of the cards to manage to match it.
Lowest card at stake (2-6)
Determines the lowest-valued card that will appear in the game. If the “2” is chosen, all the deck will be used to play. If the “6” is chosen, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be removed.
Rounds per game (1-10)
Determines the number of rounds per game.
Minimum amount of chips to play
It is necessary to have this amount of chips to play at a table. This value depends on the rounds to be played, the first bet and the maximum bet .
To pass to the next round, all the players must have enough chips, otherwise all the players that cannot keep on playing will be expelled from the table.
Specifies the number of chips that can be bet as maximum on a turn. Obviously this amount can never be lower than the minimum bet.
First bet (pot) and minimum bet
The first bet is the first mandatory bet each player must make before dealing the cards. It also indicates the minimum number of chips to make a bet.
Ranking for points
To score points, the games have to be competitive (indicated by a boxing glove or swords). There is no scoring if 2 players at the table share the same IP.
If at one table game chips are being bet, you will need to have sufficient chips available to cover the bet. The winner of the game will get the XP points and the chips bet (the bank will receive 5% of the pot).
Points won depend on the chips won and the number of players.
|First bet.||Extra points|
|2 players||+8 points|
|3 players||+12 points|
|4 players||+16 points|
|5 players||+20 points|
In addition, all players win 2 extra points for each round a bet was made.
If a player leaves the game, he/she will simply lose the chips bet (there is no penalization). If there is a general disconnection during the game, the chips will be returned to the players’ accounts on the following days.