In poker , the flop refers to the set of three face-up cards that are placed on the table, or those same three cards, in poker variants where community cards are used, such as Texas hold 'em and Omaha hold' em. .
All three cards are shown simultaneously after the first betting round is completed. The three cards are often drawn face down in a stack, then the pile is turned over and one quickly placed on each side of the center in order to reveal all three cards at the same time so that one player cannot react. noticeably when viewing a particular card.
After the flop , the player will have seen five cards of the seven available to make his hand in the show down . While the flop marks the point at which players gain significant information about the progress of the game, there are still two cards to see and three rounds of betting to complete.
After the flop , there is a second round of betting, followed by a fourth card or turn , and finally a fifth card or river.
As additional information, note that there are 22,100 different possible flops in poker.