The success of Channel 5's compulsive PartyPoker.com World Open,The Poker Channel on satellite,and a greater-then-usual popular fondness for the clothes, music and lifestyle associated with vintage Las Vegas are responsible for one genuinely great thing - the rebirth of poker. One of the world's great games, poker can be played for high stakes or sheer enjoyment. However the game is played, these felt-lined aluminium cases are ideal as they contain the very best poker essentials.
The set contains 500 Top quality 11.5g casino weight poker chips, five numbered dice and 2 decks of 300g paper playing cards. The set contains 5 different coloured chips, to which you can assign your own denominations (the chips are blank).
Equally important in a successful game as the right kit, a box of Cubans and a pile of cash is a working poker knowledge. There are numerous variations of the game of poker, but the ranking of hands is pretty much a given across all the game types. They are (from highest to lowest):
- Straight Flush - five consecutive cards of the same suit
- Four of a Kind - four cards of the same value
- Full House - three cards of the same value and two of another
- Flush - five non-consecutive cards of the same suit
- Straight - five consecutive cards not of the same suit
- Three of a Kind - three cards of the same value
- Two Pairs - two cards of the same value, plus two of another
- One Pair - two cards of the same value
- Highest Card - no pairs
Learn these, develop a poker face and a ruthless streak, and you'll recoup the cost of this fantastic set in no time.