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

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Sep 02, 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. The Confusion of Collusion Dear TRG, Just a couple spots before the bubble in a Main Event satellite at the Rio awarding 55 seats, the following hand took place at a neighboring table. With blinds of 3,000-6,000, the big blind was all in for 3,500. The action folded to the small ...


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