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

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Sep 30, 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. Ne touchez pas mes cartes! TRG takes this conundrum — which features both rules and etiquette! — from Matt Savage’s Twitter feed: The event is the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship in August of this year, and it’s late on Day 2. The screenshot Savage posted (it appears ...


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