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

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 24, 2015


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 Stack ’Em to the Top Dear The Rules Guy: Is there really a rule about stacking chips? Are we playing poker or Jenga? — Not a Very Good Jenga Player Dear NVGJP: Let The Rules Guy put a question to you: If you were playing basketball, how important would ...

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