Officialpokerrankings.com is an online website that lists the top poker players in the world. The rules for poker tournaments are managed by the professional Tournament Directors Association (TDA). The TDA was founded in 2001 by poker players Matt Savage, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, and David Lamb. Today, it has more than 2,500 members worldwide, including managers of large live poker rooms, circuits, and independent tournaments. The TDA meets every two years for a summit and updates poker rules. Its president, Jack Effel, is a TDA board member.
Since the first tournament was held in 1905, there have been a variety of rules and regulations for playing poker. Many countries use different rules, and these have to be adjusted to play poker in those countries. Fortunately, the International Poker Federation (FIDPA) has created a set of standardized rules to help international poker tournaments run smoothly. In 2008, FIDPA was established, and you can read the rules online. You can also download the rules to your computer or mobile device from the FIDPA website.
The simplest version of poker is called five card draw. In this game, players each receive five cards, and they can trade up to three of their cards in exchange for a new hand. In this game, the five community cards are all dealt at once, rather than spread over three rounds. Each player is only permitted to use two of their own cards. Depending on the stakes, a player may win by making the best poker hand using their two hole cards and the five community cards.