PostHeaderIcon The Card Abbreviations and Ranks

If you are a newbie in poker or want to learn how to play poker, the first things you need to know about card abbreviations and their respective ranks. Poker revolves around a specific deck of cards which contains 52 cards; all have abbreviations or numbers on them. These abbreviations or numbers are the identities of the cards and tell a person what type of card it is. For a person to really be specified as a poker expert or even a poker player, the person will need to memorize the abbreviations of the cards, their respective ranks, the hands that these cards make up and the respective ranks of the hands.

Here are the abbreviations that are printed on the card and some of the combined abbreviations with respect to their ranks in order of highest to lowest.

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PostHeaderIcon Some Quick Poker Rules

The first time I was asked to play poker, I had to confess I didn’t have a clue about it. Then after my poker-savvy friend who extended the invitation explained the rules to me, I thought, “Ah-ha! I now know that I will never, ever learn to play poker, and all of my friends just want me to lose my money.” However, I eventually discovered that poker is not impossible to learn, and furthermore, online poker and Internet casinos are fun!

Wondering what the rules are? Fortunately, Internet casinos have the same rules for online poker as you would play around your kitchen table. The two most popular poker games are Seven-Card Stud and Texas Hold ‘Em. In both varieties you choose the five cards that represent your hand, and the highest ranking hand wins. Sounds simple, right? Well, before you head off to those Internet casinos, let’s discuss the ranks.

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