Poker is a card game that consists of hands of five cards. A straight flush is a set of five cards of the same suit. If there are more than ten players, two separate games can be organized. The rules of poker vary depending on the number of players. A straight flush starts with a high-value card.

A player with a high-value card has a higher chance of winning than a player with a lower-valued card. During the betting phase, all but one player can fold. The player with the highest hand wins the pot and the stakes. Other players in the game may raise or call. Players who raise have an advantage in the kitty, and they can use their chips to pay for new decks of cards and food.

In theoretical poker, the stakes are doubled after every raise, but the house rules usually only allow doubling stakes after a certain number of raises. Once a player has raised their stakes three or four times, the stakes tend to grow very large. Increasing the stakes too much can force a player to fold, due to lack of funds.

When playing poker, you can also win by making a pair. A pair is a pair of cards of the same rank, such as two aces and one pair of five cards. Another pair is a pair of two cards of the same suit. A jack and a queen high is also a pair.