Poker is a card game in which players wager chips (representing money) against each other. The goal is to make the best five-card hand using your own two cards and the community cards. When all players have folded, the winner receives the pot (all of the Chips that have been bet so far). Ties are broken by the highest unmatched cards or secondary pairs (in a full house).

One of the most important things to remember in Poker is that it’s often better to fold than to call – even if your hand is strong. This is because you will often be beaten by hands that don’t seem too good on their face. However, if you’re not sure how to play your hand, it’s worth trying to work out the range of possible hands that your opponent could have. Once you know this, you can be more confident in making decisions.

If a player isn’t playing within the rules of the game, it’s the responsibility of the dealer to warn them and/or call over a floor man to resolve the issue. It’s also the role of the dealer to correctly distribute the chips that have been bet into the main pot and any side pots that may have been created during the hand. This is done by placing each chip in front of the player, with the exception of preflop bets that should be stacked together before they are laid out.