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

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 21, 2013

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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 therulesguy@cardplayer.com. Cardinal Sins: Acting Out of Turn & Verbal Abuse(s) Dear The Rules Guy: Why did Scott Seiver get so pissed off at Jungleman’s acting out of turn at the Party Poker Premier League VI? And what did you make of Jungleman’s fairly heated ripostes? —Curious in Curacao Dear Curious, ...


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