is a complex card game
played with either 52, 53 or 54 cards (depending on how many jokers
are used by the game in question). What all the various forms share is a ranking of 5-card hands, based on their probability
of occurrence, regardless of how many cards you are actually playing with. See Professor Pi
for an excellent analysis, but here is the result, from highest to lowest:
- Royal Flush
- Straight Flush
- Four of a Kind (aka quads)
- Full House (aka boat/full boat)
- Three of a Kind (aka trips)
- Two Pair
- One Pair
- Highest card
I believe Scarne
says that the money gambled on poker
in a given week exceeds that of all other forms of gambling
, possibly combined. This is due to the sheer number of unsanctioned/illegal home games
played in suburban neighborhoods, even if played for (relatively) small stakes
There are a metric truckload
nodes in E2
at the moment, some redundant, some insightful. Some rough organization is necessary.
, alphabetically (see also Poker terms
Games - Basic
, or "Stuff you might see in a Casino"
Games - Stranger
, or "Stuff you play at home"
Permutations for games are endless -- whole books are devoted just to cataloging some of the ideas.
, or "Stuff invented by casinos to make more money"
, or "Guys you don't want at your table"
, or "Where you can play legally"
- Bicycle Club
- Hollywood Park
Nevada, Las Vegas
(Vaguely) Related Nodes
This node is (clearly) a work in progress. Please
/msg me if you can help or have suggestions for organization (or candidate nodes).