How to Write a Poker Article


Poker is a card game that has millions of fans. You can write an article about it by focusing on the rules and strategies of the game and including anecdotes that will make it more interesting to read. You can also talk about tells, which are the unconscious habits of a poker player that reveal information about their hand. These can be as simple as a change in posture or facial expression.

In most games of poker players must put a minimum amount of money, called the ante (amount varies by game), into the pot before they get dealt cards. Then a round of betting begins with the player to the left of the dealer. The player who puts in the highest bet, or raises the one before him, wins the pot.

After the initial betting the dealer deals three cards face up that everyone can see, this is called the flop. There is another round of betting and then a fifth community card is dealt, this is known as the river. Then there is a final betting round and the person with the best poker hand wins.

A poker hand is made up of five cards and must contain two matching cards of the same rank and three unmatched cards of different ranks. Other types of poker hands are the flush, full house, straight, and high card. The highest hand is the royal flush and the lowest is one pair.