Poker is a gambling game in which players make bets. The game can be played with any number of players, but the ideal number is six to eight. Each hand is worth a certain amount of money, and the winner of a hand is called the “pot.” The pot is the total amount of money that all players bet in a given hand. A player can win the pot by holding the highest-ranking poker hand or by placing a bet that no one else calls.

In cash games, the goal of the game is to win money while in tournaments, the goal is to rise to the top of the leader-board. Both games are played differently, but in the end, both require bluffing and holding the best hand at the showdown. These hands can range from a high card to a Royal Flush. Another hand in poker is a straight flush, which is five cards of different suits.

To break a tie, the highest card of the five-card hand wins. If two players tie, the pot is divided evenly, unless they both have a pair. In this case, the highest card of each suit wins.