A Poker Glossary – Straight Flush and Royal Flush
If you play poker, you’ve probably seen several variations. Different variants of the game have different betting periods and the players must wait between them before making a bet. Each player is obligated to make the first bet, and each one must put their chips in the pot equal to the total contribution of the previous player. The player who has the most chips in the pot is considered the active player. The betting phase occurs between two hands of the same kind.
In poker, two players can form the same hand, but one of them has a higher hand. Such a situation is called a “cooler” one and neither player should fold. This situation can be categorized as “suited” and “unsuited.” In poker, a “straight” is a hand that contains five cards in descending rank order. For more than 10 players, two separate games are organized. The poker glossary describes these different hands.
A straight flush is the best natural hand and is the highest possible hand. This hand contains five cards in the same suit, excluding an ace. The ace can be high or low, but it cannot wrap around K-A-2–3-four. This hand is referred to as a Royal Flush. If you have four straights, you’re in a straight! And, as for the other suits, you’ll need a pair of aces to win the pot.