Folding and Raising in Poker


You’ve been dealt the lowest possible hand. Now you know to fold or raise. But what if a board shows a duplicate card? If you have a pair of kings, do you still raise? You’ll learn these tips below. Also read: How to Raise or Fold in Poker. Depending on your hand, you may want to fold or raise. You may be surprised by what you learn in this article. If you’re a poker newbie, you’ll be glad you read it!

Lowest possible hand in poker

The lowest possible hand in poker is an ace. In other words, if you have an ace and a jack, you have a low hand. However, if you have a pair, you have a high hand. In poker, the highest hand possible is the royal flush, which is a straight flush with an ace, king, queen, jack and ten of the same suit.

Duplicate card on the board

The term “duplicate card” is used to describe any player who has two hands, one of which is a duplicate of the other. In duplicate poker, the counterfeited card reduces the value of the players’ hands. A pair of aces would be worth more than a counterfeited hand, but any higher hand can beat it. Players were referred to as “duplicate players” by a button placed on the table they were playing. This button would then be passed clockwise after every hand, indicating the duplicate player.


When a player has a good hand, raising a stake is an option. Raise a poker hand requires a verbal request, followed by an additional push of chips into the pot. However, this option is only useful if a player has a strong hand. If a player fails to meet this condition, they are likely to fold. Passive players will either call the raiser or check their cards, respectively.


Whether you’re in a free online game or you’re a regular at a casino, knowing when to fold is just as important as knowing how to play the right hands. While many people get married to their pretty hands, it’s a common mistake to ignore the urge to fold when it’s not their turn. While folding is bad poker etiquette, it can also maximize your profits. Read on to learn when to fold and when to raise.


Before you decide to go all-in, it is a good idea to know the rules of the game. The rules of all-in poker differ from game to game. In tournaments, players who have dropped out of an all-in bet may not be allowed to rejoin the game. You also need to know your opponents’ stack size. Players with deep stacks tend to bluff, while those with thin stacks are more likely to fold.