Before you can win at the game of poker you first need to know how to play. It is really quite simple to get started. Players will usually sit around a table. A dealer is chosen who shuffles the cards and then deals each player a hand of five cards. Players will then each have a turn in deciding which cards to replace and will give them to the dealer who will replace them with new cards. You can choose to discard any amount of cards from just one to all five. When everyone had a turn, cards are shown and the winner takes whatever is in the pot.