Poker is any of a number of card games in which players wager over which hand is best according that specific game's rules in ways similar to these rankings. Using a standard deck, poker games vary in deck configuration, the number of cards in play, the number dealt face up or face down, the number shared by all players, but all have rules which involve one or more rounds of betting. In most modern poker games the first round of betting begins with one or more of the players making some form of a forced bet. In standard poker, each player bets according to the rank they believe their hand is worth as compared to the other players; the action proceeds clockwise as each player in turn must either match the maximum previous bet, or fold, losing the amount bet so far and all further involvement in the hand. A player who matches a bet may "raise" the bet; the betting round ends when all players folded. If all but one player folds on any round, the remaining player collects the pot without being required to reveal their hand.

If more than one player remains in contention after the final betting round, a showdown takes place where the hands are revealed, the player with the winning hand takes the pot. With the exception of initial forced bets, money is only placed into the pot voluntarily by a player who either believes the bet has positive expected value or, trying to bluff other players for various strategic reasons. Thus, while the outcome of any particular hand involves chance, the long-run expectations of the players are determined by their actions chosen on the basis of probability and game theory. Poker has increased in popularity since the beginning of the 20th century and has gone from being a recreational activity confined to small groups of enthusiasts to a popular activity, both for participants and spectators, including online, with many professional players and multimillion-dollar tournament prizes. Poker was developed sometime during the early 19th century in the United States. Since those early beginnings, the game has grown to become an popular pastime worldwide.

In the 1937 edition of Foster's Complete Hoyle, R. F. Foster wrote: "the game of poker, as first played in the United States, five cards to each player from a twenty-card pack, is undoubtedly the Persian game of As-Nas." By the 1990s some gaming historians including David Parlett started to challenge the notion that poker is a direct derivative of As-Nas. Developments in the 1970s led to poker becoming far more popular. Modern tournament play became popular in American casinos after the World Series of Poker began, in 1970. In casual play, the right to deal a hand rotates among the players and is marked by a token called a dealer button. In a casino, a house dealer handles the cards for each hand, but the button is rotated clockwise among the players to indicate a nominal dealer to determine the order of betting; the cards are dealt clockwise around one at a time. One or more players are required to make forced bets either an ante or a blind bet; the dealer shuffles the cards, the player on the chair to his or her right cuts, the dealer deals the appropriate number of cards to the players one at a time, beginning with the player to his or her left.

Cards may be dealt depending on the variant of poker being played. After the initial deal, the first of what may be several betting rounds begins. Between rounds, the players' hands develop in some way by being dealt additional cards or replacing cards dealt. At the end of each round, all bets are gathered into the central pot. At any time during a betting round, if one player bets, no opponents choose to call the bet, all opponents instead fold, the hand ends the bettor is awarded the pot, no cards are required to be shown, the next hand begins; this is. Bluffing is a primary feature of poker, one that distinguishes it from other vying games and from other games that make use of poker hand rankings. At the end of the last betting round, if more than one player remains, there is a showdown, in which the players reveal their hidden cards and evaluate their hands; the player with the best hand according to the poker variant being played wins the pot. A poker hand comprises five cards. Poker variations are played where a "low hand" may be the best desired hand.

In other words, when playing a poker variant with "low poker" the best hand is one that contains the lowest cards. So while the "majority" of poker game variations are played "high hand", where the best high "straight, flush etc." wins, there are poker variations where the "worst hand" wins, such as "low ball, acey-deucey, high-lo split etc. game variations". To summarize, there can be variations that are "high poker", "low poker", "high low split". In the case of "high low split" the pot is divided among low hand. Poker has many variations, all following a similar pattern of play and using the same hand ranking hierarchy. There are four main families of variants grouped by the protocol of card-dealing and betting: Straight A complete hand is dealt to each player, players bet in one round, with raising and re-raising allowed; this is the oldest poker family.

Rognosa d'Etiache

Rognosa d'Etiache or Rognosa d'Étache is a mountain in the Cottian Alps on the border of Turin and Savoie, France. It has an elevation of 3,382 metres above sea level; the mountain is located at the head of the Susa valley in Italy and the Maurienne valley in France and is on the border of the Italian comune of Bardonecchia to the south and the French commune of Bramans to the north. With an elevation of 3,382 m, it is the second highest peak of the Northern Cottian Alps after the Aiguille de Scolette, edging out Mont d'Ambin to its east by four metres; the SOIUSA partition of the Alps places Rognosa in the Ambin group of the northern Cottian Alps, in the Etiache ridge with code I/B-9. IV-A.2.a. According to the French partition of the Western Alps, the mountain is part of the Ambin group of the fr:Massif du Mont-Cenis; the mountain has a long summit ridge running NE to SW with three peaks, the Pt. NE on the French border, the Pt. SO and Torre Maria Celeste on the Italian side; the SE face of the ridge is pretty much vertical.

It offers multiple hard climbing routes. The easiest route to the summit follows the WNW face, it requires some climbing skills. Rifugio Scarfiotti. Refuge d'Ambin. Italian official cartography. G. C. Carta dei sentieri e dei rifugi 1:50.000 scale n. 1 Valli di Susa Chisone e Germanasca and 1:25.000 scale n. 104 Bardonecchia Monte Thabor Sauze d'Oulx

Shizuoka Prefectural Susono High School

Shizuoka Prefectural Susono High School is a public high school in Susono, Japan. This school is called 裾野高校. In 1903 Shizuoka Prefectural Susono High School was established as "Sano Agricultural Mechanics School" in 1921 it became "Shizuokoa-ken Sano Business School". In 1948 the school was renamed "Shizuoko Prefectural Namazu Agricultural High School Sano Pasture", in 1953 the school "Shizuoka Prefectural Susono High School" became independent from "Shizuoka Prefectural Numazu Agricultural High School"; the School is located at 901-1 Sano, Susono-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan. Official Website Shizuoka Prefecture Susono city