Once you have completed the last round of betting, those who are still in play will turn their cards (procedure called showdown), and the player with the best poker hand using any combination of five of the seven available cards (five in the center of the table and two in his hand), will be declared the winner and will be awarded the chips accumulated in the pot.

Each player will be able to use one, both or none of his cards covered to build a hand of five cards during the showdown phase.

In some rare occasions, the best hand will be the one formed by the five community cards of the table and all the players who were still participating in the hand will share the pot accordingly.

If two or more players have the same hand during the showdown, they will split the pot equally. The ranking based on suit clubs or the use of a sixth tiebreaker card are almost never used (in the case of online poker they are not used directly). If after distributing the boat there is a chip of the smallest denomination, it will be awarded to the player more to the left of the dealer button.

Once the pot has been split, the dealer button will move one position to the left and a new poker hand will start when the next two players pay their blinds.

The new dealer will mix and deliver the cards (if you are participating in a home game). In a casino or online game, players do not have to deal and the dealer position is represented by a dealer button that is placed in front of the corresponding player. In a poker tournament, the game continues until only one player has left who has all the chips. In cash games, players are allowed to sit or leave at will, but can not buy chips beyond the limit set for the table (which may vary).

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