The goal of Poker is to win the pot, a pool of money consisting of bets placed by various players during a hand. Players make bets hoping to get the best hand or to persuade their opponents to fold. Winning a hand can be rewarding, but so can losing it. Knowing when to fold or release a hand is just as important as deciding when to bet. A winning hand is the highest five-card combination.

There are many different hands in Poker. In the best hand scenario, the player will have four of a kind (three cards of one rank and two of a different suit). If two players have a four of a kind, the higher one wins. In a tie, the high card outside the four-of-a-kind will break the tie. Finally, a player can have a flush if all of his cards match. A straight flush is a five-card sequence of a pair and two of a kind. When the two highest hands are identical, the person with the highest card wins.

In Omaha, the highest-ranked hand wins. If there are no pairs, the winner of a hand is the player with the highest-ranking hand. In Omaha, the best hand is a five-card combination. However, if there are no pairs or other better hands, then the high card wins. However, if both players have identical cards, then the tie is broken by the highest-ranked hand. The high card will always win.