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

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 04, 2015

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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. Dear The Rules Guy: I recently played a $1,000 buy-in event that had a number of “pros” you see on TV—two at my table. I later found out that those two players were sharing information on Twitter about hands they were playing while we were in-game. Seems to me ...


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