Recap of poker basics
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million! Here is a video that explains both hand rankings and game play in a very nice and visual way.
Hand Rankings and Gameplay
The best way to get the hang of rules, gameplay and hand rankings is to get your feet wet and play some poker. There are lots of sites that offer poker, but I would recommend that you start out with playing just for fun and with play money at first.
One site I recommend is ReplayPoker.com. They have both cash table games and tournaments, with leaderboards and weekly challenges. And best of all its completely free and you can play directly in your browser. No need to install anything. Click here to sign up and play!
You can also play poker for play money at the worlds largest poker site, PokerStars.com. For this site you need to sign up and download the poker software to your computer (It is free!). The software is recognised as the best poker application amongst most poker players. PokerStars.com has the most players of all poker sites out there, so you will always find someone to play with. Click here to sign up and play!