Poker is a game played on tables, with a dealer and a hand of cards. The dealer deals cards and the player draws one from the hand. A hand is worth as much as the amount of money in the pot. A player who wins more than the dealer wins the pot. This type of poker game is often played in a cardroom or casino.
In a poker tournament, a dealer will place an appropriate amount of chips on the table at the beginning of the event. Players begin in their starting positions according to the high-card of the same suit. After the first round of betting, antes and blinds are raised regularly at regular intervals. During a poker tournament, a dealer may also raise the blinds and antes.
Similarly, there are unwritten rules regarding proper conduct around the poker table. A poker player must adhere to these etiquette rules to avoid making a mistake or a gaffe. The rules of poker etiquette are similar to those of basic social etiquette. Some rules include keeping chip stacks neat and tidy. Other etiquette rules include tipping dealers and servers.
In poker, a player can make an action if he or she has a hand that qualifies to open the pot. Examples of openers include a pair of kings. Another action that can win a pot is all-in, which is placing all playable chips into the pot.