The Rules Guy: How To Conduct Yourself at the Poker Table
by Card Player News Team | Published: Sep 18, 2013
Most players learn poker’s explicit rules pretty quickly: the “one-chip rule,” for example, or “verbal declarations are binding.” But not everyone seems to have digested the game’s vast book of unwritten rules, admonitions like “don’t berate other players (particularly bad ones)” or “say ‘nice hand’ even when you mean something entirely different.” Enter “The Rules Guy.” TRG believes that civility and sportsmanship are never wrong, and that bad behavior (even when you’re simply trying to get an edge) is bad for the game. Have you got a question about how to conduct yourself at the poker table? Email TRG at email@example.com. Dear The Rules Guy: According to the rules, as long as I’m in a hand, I can ask to see a winner’s cards even when the hand is mucked without a showdown, or a losing hand if it’s mucked. Here’s my question: Why shouldn’t I ask to see these ...
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