The Rules Guy: How To Conduct Yourself at the Poker Table
by Card Player News Team | Published: Mar 15, 2017
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. What’s wrong? What’s right? What’s an angle? Got a question about how to behave at the poker table (or a comment about a column)? Email TRG at firstname.lastname@example.org. Props to Elkan Allan and Hannah Mackay Elkan Allan compiled the brilliant book The Poker Encyclopedia (published by Portico in 2007), but he died before it was completed and published. Hannah Mackay, then a dealer at the Gutshot Club ...
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