Poker is a card game in which players try to form the best five-card hand possible. It is played with any number of players, although the ideal number is six to eight. Players can use one, two, or three cards from their hand to form a hand.

A poker pot is the aggregate of all bets made by all players during a single deal. The best poker hands are rare and difficult to achieve.

An ante is a small bet usually in the range of $1 to $5. This is typically the minimum bet needed to participate in the game.

A squeeze raise is a type of 3bet that is made against multiple opponents on the preflop. While there are many variations on this concept, the SRP (single raised pot) is the most common.

A straight is a sequence of five cards that is in sequential order. A flush is a sequence of five cards of the same suit.

Another poker variant is a bluff. In this type of game, a player may try to bluff others into betting in their favor. If they are successful, they may win the pot.

For instance, a wild card may be used to make a a pair of aces. A pair of aces is a relatively strong hand, but it is not quite as good as a pair of kings.

Some poker games will split the pot between the highest and lowest hands. There are also other poker variants in which no single hand is the winner.