The Rules Guy: How To Conduct Yourself at the Poker Table
by Card Player News Team | Published: Oct 16, 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: Recently, I was playing a $550 deep stack tournament when this hand came up at my table. A short stack shoved all in with A 10 and was called by a guy with pocket sevens. The board runs out 9-2-2-5 with two clubs. The river ...
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