Poker is a game of chance and risk that can be played by two or more players. Although there are dozens of variations of the game, most involve betting chips and are full of chance and strategy.

Before the cards are dealt, each player must put in a bet, or “ante”, equal to the minimum amount of money required for that particular round of play. After the antes are in, players may call, or raise, a bet made by an opponent. The goal is to get the best hand by betting that you have a superior hand. A player who has the best hand wins the pot, or all the bets placed in that round of play.

Typical Poker games are played with a standard 52-card pack of English-style playing cards. Sometimes a joker or two is included in the pack. A single pack can be used, or two packs of contrasting back colors are used to speed the deal. During the deal, one pack is shuffled and offered to the player to the right of the dealer, for a cut.

Learning the game of Poker involves building your comfort with taking risks. Just says that her experience as an options trader has given her a strong sense of risk management, and she has applied it to her game of Poker. For instance, she knows that if her odds of winning are diminishing, it might be better to fold rather than double down on an unfavorable bet.