On the first hand of the unofficial nine-handed final table, Michael Gilligan moved all-in from middle position and action folded around to Thomas O’Shea in the big blind. O’Shea called and the hands were tabled. ...
The Rules Guy: How To Conduct Yourself at the Poker Table
by Card Player News Team | Published: Dec 25, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ve Got To Know When To… Shut Up Dear Rules Guy, Two related questions, both in multiway pots, arose the other day in a big limit game usually populated by regulars: Situation A: Player A looks at another active player and asks some specific question. “Did you make two ...
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