Typically, each player is dealt five cards. The player who has the best hand is the one who wins the pot. The betting rounds are done in a clockwise order.
The first round of betting ends with Dennis’s raise. He raises twenty cents to quarter the pot. He also discards two of the cards and keeps the other four. The dealer then deals out the rest of the cards to determine who has the better hand.
The second round of betting starts with the remaining two dealers. The player who opens the pot must show a Jacks-or-Better card. Then, he is allowed to hide his other cards if he wishes. He can also pass.
The highest hand is three of a kind. A three of a kind is a combination of three cards of the same rank with two other cards of the same rank. When a three of a kind is matched, the winner is the one who has the highest pair. If a three of a kind is not matched, the player who has the highest hand is the winner.
The lowest straight is 5-4-3-2-A. When two straights of the same value tie, the highest straight is the one that started with the highest card. The high and low numbers of the ace are not considered in the straight. The straight flush is the best natural hand. The high card and the highest fifth card break ties.
A four of a kind is four cards of the same rank. A four of a kind is not possible in standard poker.