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Breakfast of champions: Texas Hold 'em poker
Samar Khurshid, Hindustan Times
November 10, 2012
First Published: 18:01 IST(9/11/2012)
Last Updated: 18:57 IST(10/11/2012)
Seven remaining players compete at the final table of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Rules Of The Game...
THE MOST commonly played game. Each player is dealt two cards. Three cards are open on the table and each player must make the best combination of five cards.

First the dealer burns (discards) a card and the 'Flop' (three cards) opens.
Then after the betting is over, the dealer burns another card and opens the 'Turn'.
Finally, after betting, the dealer burns another card and opens the 'River' card.

Combinations
High card
Pair
Two pairs
Trips (three of a kind)
Straight (five cards in a row)
Flush (five of the same suit)
Full house (three of a kind and a pair)
Four of a kind
Straight Flush (a sequence of five of the same suit)
Royal flush (a sequence from 10 to ace of the same suit)

From HT Brunch, November 11

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