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The Rules Guy: How To Conduct Yourself at the Poker Table

|  Published: Dec 26, 2012


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 TRG Props…to Greg Merson Before this issue’s Q&A, The Rules Guy wants to salute Greg Merson for the graciousness he displayed when he won the WSOP main event in October. While his fans were going crazy, Merson made a point of walking around the table to console and salute ...

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