A range is a list of possible hands in a poker game. It can be discussed verbally or in a forum post. Many players use common shorthand when talking about ranges, such as “JJ+”, which means to choose pocket Jacks and any pocket pairs above it. Players can also use “+” to include all higher hands, such as AK and AQ.
There are various betting structures in poker, including pot-limit, no-limit, and fixed-limit. In a fixed-limit game, players must bet a certain amount of money to participate. After that, they can raise, fold, or check. Players who raise may also bet a larger sum than they initially bet.
In a regular poker game, players will receive two cards. The other players will be dealt five cards. After the final betting round, players will reveal their hands. Their goal is to build the highest possible hand. They can use one card from their hand and four cards from the table. The player with the highest hand wins the game.
To make a pair, a player must have two cards of equal rank with at least one card of different rank. If a hand has more than one pair, the higher card is better. If the two pairs are not equal, they will be compared to determine which one wins.