The Rules Guy: How To Conduct Yourself at the Poker Table
by Card Player News Team | Published: Feb 19, 2014
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. Show One, Show All: Does Anyone Not Know This? Dear The Rules Guy: I want to ask about proper conduct in regard to players showing their cards to a player sitting on either side of them, then throwing them face down on the board without showing the rest of ...
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