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

by Card Player News Team |  Published: May 24, 2017


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. Chop-Chop and Props to Lee Robert Schreiber The Rules Guy dips into Lee Robert Schreiber’s book Poker As Life: 101 Lessons from the World’s Greatest Game constantly for inspiration and guidance. In fact his 78th lesson is an excellent rationale for the entire enterprise that is this column: Tip #78: Kill ‘em with kindness: “There’s no reason why the casino or home environment could not encourage more ...

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