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Poker Tips includes history, rules, poker versions,
betting, strategies and lingo--an Introduction to the game.
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Poker Tips as part of the fast track gambling tips series.
1) Poker History:
French called it poque that descended from the German pochen that means
to knock. However, it is possible that poker originated from the
Persian game of as nas taught to the French settlers by Persian sailors
in New Orleans.
2) Poker Tips: Rules and Versions
are different rules for different versions. There are examples that
follow for the basics of a particular versions, rules, etiquette and
All versions have a central theme. Winning is everything in poker since
this is a mind game more than anything else.
General versions are draw poker, stud poker, wild card games and
standard or ‘other games’.
Within the general poker category, there are specific
3) Poker Tips: Draw and Stud Poker Games
The most commonly played of these games are 5-card draw, 7-card stud,
and Texas Holdem.
rules are generally easy to remember. It is assumed that you know the
general poker game play, hand values and betting system. Poker rules
differ from home games to formal games played in the casinos.
For formal games, blinds are commonly used while for home games, it is
typical to use an ante.
is where the first betting round starts from the player to the dealer's
left, and then the second round betting begins with the player who
opened or made the first non-zero betting in the preceding round.
common house rule in playing 5-card draw in home or social games is
that a player cannot replace more than three cards, unless he holds an
ace or a wild card so that the deck stock will not be depleted quickly.
Another common house rule is that the last card in the deck stub is not
dealt to ensure that none who might have seen it will use that
rules are a bit more
5-card draw since two to eight players can play. The only poker rule to
remember is two down, four up, one down.
rules begin with two cards
dealt to each player, but then there is a difference from the
other two games described.
There is a community board of five cards dealt face up that all
participants use to form their poker hands.
4) Poker Tips: Wild Card Games
Card Poker Games are exciting because the wild possibilities can bring
an entirely different hand. These versions present ‘a roller coaster
ride’ adventure for card players.
is arguably the most popular
of these poker games.
Other wild games are wild widow, spit in the ocean, baseball, football,
Heinz, Woolworth and Cincinnati Liz.
Descriptions for 2 of these games follow:
This wild card poker game rules
state—you guessed it—5’s and 7’s are wild.
The difference is that players dealt any of these wild cards must
decide to match the pot or drop out.
Another easy guess for this poker game is that 5’s and 10’s are wild.
Players receiving a 5 face up pay 5 chips to the pot or drop out, while
those receiving a 10 pay 10 chips or drop out.
5) Poker Tips: Standard Poker
or ‘other’ types of games.
Every player receives 5 cards face down in this original version of
poker. There is no draw, therefore a winner is declared after a single
Let’s not forget the poker versions of knock,
whiskey, bull, double draw, cold hands, 2-card, Indian poker, red dog,
round the world, 3-card Monte and shotgun.
Descriptions for 2 of these versions follow:
Comparable to standard poker, but players place an established ante. 5
cards face up are then dealt to each player, one at a time with no draw
and no further betting. This poker version is a ‘winner takes
As the name implies, two
cards are dealt to each player and there is no draw. The best possible
hand is a pair of aces.
6) Poker Tips: Betting
Poker has different betting systems. They range from the most simple to
the most complicated systems.
most common is the positive progression betting systems where the
player usually increases the bet whenever he or she wins. This kind of
betting system requires less capital.
However, there is also the negative progression betting systems where
the player increases the bet whenever he or she loses.
Unlike the positive progression betting systems, this one requires
additional capital. This system can be very painful.
there is the insurance betting system wherein you can decrease the
amount of your bet in the event that you win which normally follows a
high preliminary bet.
According to Amarillo Slim, "Poker is a game of people. It is not the
hand that I hold; it is the people I play with."
7) Poker Tips: Lingo
Let’s finish up Poker Tips with the language or lingo of the game. Here
are 10 terms.
Ace or King in the hold—great
starting hand. There are several possibilities from this hand: high
pair and/or high straight.
The mandatory bet that one or
all players must make before the start of a particular game and before
any cards are dealt.
a come from behind move that
makes a winning hand.
you want to complete a full
house with your pair or three of a kind.
two cards known only to the
player therefore held ‘in the hole’.
The name of the discard pile for
the best of hands in the game thus
dealt a pair in the hole.
Pocket Pair term is used for Stud and Hold’ Em.
A percentage and/or flat fee deducted from the pot after each betting
round for the casino services. These services include a dealer
you have just won the whole
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