Top 10 poker tips
Of course, the game of poker is very entertaining and interesting. However, the beauty of this game lies in the speed and agility of the gameplay. The responsibility for the good organization of the game lies in many respects with the establishment and especially with the croupier. But a lot depends on the players themselves, on how close and clear they are to the ethics of poker.
Sometimes even online poker requires not a mechanical player, but a certain style of behavior in virtual mode. What can we say about poker clubs and casinos. Therefore, it is very important to understand what other players can expect from the player, and what they cannot expect. There are a number of certain ethical rules of the game of poker, following which you can insure yourself against being removed from the table, losing partners or reputation as a scammer and rude person.
Poker ethics and etiquette tips
Rule # 1. The main thing is the order!
The standard game of poker assumes a strict sequence, all actions in it take place clockwise. Player actions out of turn will not only introduce a moment of disorganization into the gameplay, but will also incorrectly increase the winning moments of one player at the expense of others. For example, discarded cards ahead of time will allow the partner sitting in front of you to bluff, which will not be fair to the players sitting behind you who have already decided not to bet. You will present a similar (positional) advantage to one player to the detriment of another in the event of a demonstrative pass.
Keep a close eye on the game, being vigilant and calm!
Rule # 2. No need to waste time!
When playing poker and trying to win the pot, you will often have to fold and patiently watch your partners play. Your natural desire is to end this hand as soon as possible and move on to the next. However, when you play, your opponents will think the same way. Naturally, it is not only possible, but also necessary to pause when making an important decision. In this case, it would be appropriate to say “ Wait a minute, please! ”, But at the same time act as quickly as possible.
Rule # 3. Don’t throw your chips into the pot!
Have you noticed how online poker moves chips? Did you know that in English there is a phrase splashing the pot (translated into Russian “to spank “)? In the poker environment, this is a dirty expression. By throwing chips at a bunch of others, you prevent the players and the dealer from determining the correct amount of the bet. Often the dealer interrupts the game in order to count all the chips, since it is he who is responsible for the pot. That’s right : place your own bet in front of you on the table. After checking your bet, the dealer will move the chips to the pot on his own.
Rule # 4. Bidding in installments is strictly prohibited!
A typical example of how not to do this: a player bets $ 100 into the pot, the next player also bets a hundred, saying “I bet $ 100!” This is a violation of the ethics and rules of poker. Either bet the entire amount, or notify partners and the dealer with a “raise” (raise).
Rule # 5. Keep the cards above the table!
Most honest poker players know that moving cards off the table surface is strictly punishable, up to a black card (removal from the house). It is advisable for beginners to quickly get used to holding cards above the table. Otherwise, they will be asked loudly and persistently about it.
Rule # 6. Don’t try to see other people’s cards!
If you do not play online poker and see a player next to you who unwittingly shows his cards to opponents, then poker ethics does not force you to defiantly turn away and pretend that you do not notice anything. At the same time, tilting your head or stretching your neck to better examine other people’s cards is already unethical. If you see a violation of ethics on the part of another player, then it is quite appropriate to notify the entire table about it.
Rule # 7. Do not show your cards to players and do not demand it from others!
Asking to show the cards from the player who won the pot is considered not only impolite, but also as a personal attack (especially in relation to the players who passed). Also, poker provides a strict rule, according to which the one who showed his cards to one player must show them at the first request to the other players.
Rule # 8. When leaving the table, warn staff!
In a game with blinds (forced blind bets), it will be very incorrect to quietly retire for a long time, taking away your chips. According to the rules, when it is the turn of the absent player to place a “dark” bet, the bet is made without him. When the absentee’s turn comes up again, his cards are folded. Without this rule, many would prefer to “walk away” while the blind is in progress.
Rule # 9. Announce the last money and raises!
This is necessary so that the rest of the players have a good idea of the situation at the table. When it comes to a raise, announcing it is not only considered an ethical norm, but also makes the playing environment more organized. After all, playing poker requires attentiveness and concentration, and for this, all players should make the game process as easy as possible. Similarly, the last money bet should be announced, since this fact significantly affects the strategy of the gaming partners.
Rule # 10. Tip the dealer!
This rule is optional, although it is accepted in many establishments. The winning middle bank gives the dealer a tip, and this is done not because of the risk of being known as a curmudgeon, but for some more significant reasons:
• Firstly , it makes it possible to find the location of the staff. Interestingly, according to many players, this mystically improves the outcome of the game.
• Secondly , it can improve the reputation among game partners, create an image of a person who does not need, confident in winning and ready to reward generously for services and a dignified attitude towards himself.