Outline of poker

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to poker:

Poker – family of card games that share betting rules and usually (but not always) hand rankings. Poker games differ in how the cards are dealt, how hands may be formed, whether the high or low hand wins the pot in a showdown (in some games, the pot is split between the high and low hands), limits on bet sizes, and how many rounds of betting are allowed.

Nature of poker[edit]

Main article: Poker

Poker can be described as all of the following:

  • Game – structured playing, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports/games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).
  • Sport – an organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means. It is governed by a set of rules or customs.
    • Mind sport – a game where the outcome is determined

Equipment of the game[edit]

Rules of the game[edit]

Poker hands[edit]

Main article: List of poker hands

Poker variations[edit]

Game play[edit]

Poker strategy[edit]

Main article: Poker strategy

Poker plays[edit]

Poker probability[edit]

Main article: Poker probability

Poker psychology[edit]

Main article: Poker psychology

Poker venues[edit]

Organized poker[edit]

History of poker[edit]

Main article: History of poker

General poker concepts[edit]

Poker personalities[edit]

Related games[edit]

  • Poker-related games include:

See also[edit]

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