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The Poker Player’s Manifesto

Part VII — The Poker community

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Oct 29, 2014


If you play poker, then you are a member of the poker community. Within poker, there are many sub-communities, ranging from grandma’s weekly home game to Vegas professionals. Membership in the poker community is centric to the felt, but spans lifetimes rather than poker sessions. The community is small, and being a member in good standing has its perks. Trust is given freely, unless trust is broken, and then it is nearly impossible to regain. Since most relationships within the poker community begin at the poker table, the poker table is where we will start talking about how to be an awesome member of the poker community. Your actions at the poker table will reflect on your reputation, and if nobody likes playing poker with you, then they won’t want to hang out with you either. Treat everybody at the table with respect. If you can’t respect somebody at the ...

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