Learn how to play poker for beginners ::
Introduction – Learn to play poker
Poker is one of the most popular games that have widely been accepted by all the casinos of the world. Its growing popularity can be judged from the fact that daily millions of people play poker. The word poker itself is searched over 1 million times a day. Due to its enormous demand poker has been made available on the Internet.
Yeah! This is true… You can even play poker online.
learning poker :
To play most types of poker, you are going to need:
1 Deck of Cards, brand doesn’t matter, though I prefer Bicycles. Note: You may need more than one deck if you are playing with a lot of people.
At least 3 friends, if you are playing for money; if not, it is possible to play by yourself, but not very fun. 1 friend should do, but the more, the merrier.
Optional: Card table, but regular tables work, and you need somewhere to put your cards.
Optional: Money, if you are betting.
There are many different words, and words that mean the same thing.
Here are a few that are important::
- Ante – the first, usually small, amount of money put up in a game, all players must put it up if they wish to be dealt in.
- Open – Place the first bet. Or, “check” and so pass the chance to open to the next player. If everyone checks, then it is time to draw replacement cards (explained below). But, once the pot is opened, by a bet (e.g. placing a nickel in the pot), then all of the players, including those who already had their turns have three new options, at their next turn:
- Fold – Quit the game by putting your cards face down on the table to avoid putting more into the pot; whatever you have put in the pot stays in the pot.
- See/call – Stay in the game by betting/putting the equivalent amount into the pot. After they’ve made their choices in the first round, everyone who hasn’t folded may still have those options.
- Raise – Instead of merely calling, sweeten the pot by raising, by putting in more than the last person put in the pot (to get the others to pay in that much or fold).“After the open, a call or a raise”, players must have their turn in order to decide whether to (1) call (pay that same amount into the pot) or (2) fold, then the next person has his or her turn.
- Check – Not always possible, but if it is, and you don’t have a good hand, you can get by another round for free (you don’t have to bet)
- Capped betting – This means you can’t bet anymore, you can only call. This happens after about 4 raises, or when the limit is met.
- Bluff – This is when a player doesn’t have a very good hand, but bets like crazy so it seems like he does. Be warned – This does not alway work!!! Some people work of this when they DO have a good hand but want..