Poker is a betting card game in which the object is to win chips from opponents by having a good hand or bluffing. It requires skill, the ability to read opponents, and the ability to keep a cool head while making big bets.
When a player is dealt cards, they place an amount of money into the pot (the pool of bets). They can then call the bet of the person to their left, raise it, or fold. If they fold, they give up their hand and do not bet anymore. The best hand wins the pot and all bets.
The player to the left of the dealer is called the button, and they pass this position clockwise after each hand. The deck is then shuffled, and the person to their right cuts the cards. This person then places the first bet of each round.
A good starting hand is a pair of Aces, Kings, or Queens. This will allow you to bet with confidence and make sure you dominate the table. You should also bet aggressively when you have a premium opening hand, as this will force weaker hands out of the pot.
The best way to tell a story about poker is through the players’ reactions. The more details you can include, the more engaging your story will be. Focus on how each player flinches or smiles, what their body language is, and who they reveal their cards to.