With the turn in play, your best hand is now a two pair: 10♠ 10♦ 4♥ 4♦. Player A, always the aggressor, raises once more, and Player C chooses to fold, not feeling confident about his chances.
With your hand improving, you take the risk and call her bet.
If two players have the same ranked high card, move on to the second-highest card held, and so forth. While it is possible to play purely for fun, and without any substantial rewards beyond bragging rights, the betting system is an intricate part of the game — whether it is real money or M&M’s that you are wagering.
The dealer has revealed Q♥ 10♦ 6♠, meaning that your hand now contains a pair of tens (10♠ 10♦). Player A raises, perhaps feeling very confident about how her hand is shaping up — or maybe just trying to put some fear into the rest of the table. Player C chooses to call, matching the raise amount.
While the dealer may also play along in some casual home games, we will be using casino rules, which means there is a dedicated dealer who does not otherwise participate.
You are sitting to the immediate left of the dealer. Because you are the closest to the dealer’s left, it is your turn to place the small blind into the pot.
The last card is revealed and the table shows Q♥ 10♦ 6♠ 4♦ A♣, with only you and Player A left in action. You still have two pair, although now your highest card is an Ace rather than a Queen.
What are the chances Player A’s hand is better than yours? Even with the two cards that she holds, she cannot have anything higher than a full house, although this hand would be very possible — it only requires her to hold any diamond card and any other card of a different suit. Because the community cards do not hold three of the same suit, Player A cannot have a flush, although a straight is possible if she holds both a King and a Jack.