Step 4: The Betting Process

The bet starts with the player after the big blind.  Betting moves clock-wise.  The first player has three options, he/she can call the bet set by the big blind, raise, or fold.  The act  of calling means you put out the equal amount of chips in the pot as the previous bet.  Raising the bet means that you put in more chips in the pot than the previous bet.  The amount of the raise becomes the new stake for the rest of the player that they must match before continuing.  Folding means that you give up your chance of winning and turn in your cards to the dealer.   Once all player have either folded or called the acting bet the play continues.   
<p>But where do you give the best possible hands? I don't understand what beats what!</p>
<p>Your instructions are kind of confusing. 1st you say the big blind starts the bidding of every hand, but then under the bidding process you state that the player after the big blind bids 1st. And I can't figure out the purpose of the small blind. But the most confusing part is the pic of the player having 3 cards in their hand &amp; no mention of how that happened and every pic of the turned up cards has different cards. Am I missing something? </p>
<p>yes. yes you are. reread it and read it cafuly, also the first picture of the dealt hand has a reflection not a third card, these photos came from the internet so there will be diffrnet hands in each one.</p>

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