The Rules Guy: How To Conduct Yourself at the Poker Table
by Card Player News Team | Published: Jul 09, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear The Rules Guy: This is a weird one: I was playing a tournament when I noticed a player trying to get a glimpse of another player’s hole cards. But let me set the stage a bit. The hand he was trying to see belonged to a much older ...
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