Poker is a gambling game, where players place bets based on the value of their poker hands. The players place bets using chips (usually ceramic or plastic), which can be exchanged for real money. Then, the chips are counted to determine who wins. If you win, you can collect all of your chips.

When two players are left, all but one may fold their cards. In this case, the player who raised earlier may have three of a kind off the deal. Another player, Charley, may have a pair of aces, but does not have a pair of kings. The two dealers then proceed to the second round of betting.

The highest-ranking poker hand wins. If more than one player has five of a kind, the higher card wins. Similarly, the highest-ranking poker hand wins the pot. In a tie, a straight starting with the highest card wins. A three-of-a-kind is also a winner if it is preceded by a high-ranking hand of the same type.

A player must bet at least one ante to start the game. The amount of the ante depends on the stakes of the game. In theory, a player can double his stakes every time he raises. However, this can lead to a very large pot that could force someone out of the game due to lack of funds.