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Poker – King of Card Games

February 5th, 2011

Poker – King of Card Games

Poker is a well loved card game. Nobody is really sure of its origin. It is very similar to the Persian game of as nas. It is believed that the game has been taught to French settlers in New Orleans by Persian sailors. It is not clear how poker came to be, but some characteristics are known in previous games. Perhaps the earlier games have influenced the present form of poker. It seems, in 1800, gambling was a common pastime. During the Gold Rush spread along the Mississippi and West.

It is reported that poker was originally played with 20 cards, but shortly after its release, the full 52-card English deck was used. During the American Civil War of the game have changed. More additions were made, such as poker, stud poker and right. About 1875 wild card was introduced and about 25 years later to share the pot poker was developed, and again 25 years later in 1925, playing poker community card has been developed. American game spread to other countries. The introduction of poker in Asia, it is believed that the U.S. military was responsible. The game and jargon has become an integral part of American culture and English. While speaking English many words are used, such as’ ace in the hole, “ace in his sleeve, blue chip, call one’s bluff, cash in, pass the buck, poker face, stack up when the chips are down, wild card. people, etc. Many do not know that these phrases are connected with poker.

World Series of Poker started in 1970. It became well loved in American casinos. The first years of the century 21SR seen poker’s popularity reaching to the sky mainly because the game went online. This was responsible for transforming the game into a spectator sport. With TV coming to a new dimension was added to the game as a player became aware that their actions can be seen on TV

Poker is played in different ways, but it is a basic pattern of play which is followed everywhere. Players deal each hand by rotation. But in a casino a house dealer handles the cards, typically a white plastic disk is passed around the players to indicate who is the distributor for this round. He is turned clockwise to the order of paris can be determined. The dealer shuffles, cuts and deals it. The cards are dealt, either up or face down. The position of the cards depends on the type of poker is played.

Bluffing is basic feature of poker. The most well loved forms of poker are:

Draw Poker:
Players receive 5 cards or more. All cards are hidden. The player can replace one or more of its cards a few times.

Stud Poker:
Here, the player receives one card at a time, some cards are showed to other players at the table. In Stud poker players are not allowed to discard or replace any cards.

Community card poker:
A number of cards are dealt face up and shared by all players. Players combine individually dealt cards with the
‘community cards’
The most well loved versions are Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Hold’em. In this variety two or four individual cards are dealt, respectively. Texas Hold’em can be played up to 22 players, but normally it is played with 2 to 10 people. The objective of Texas Hold’em is to win pots. Of the seven cards available, form a better poker hand 5 and win the pot or betting to cause other players to fold and abandon their claim to the pot. To win, a player must make decisions mathematically right.

Omaha:
It is also known as Omaha holdem or Omaha. This is a poker game with community cards. It is very similar to Texas Hold’em. Each player receives four cards. And make best poker hand using only two cards and can only use three of the five community cards

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