Bluffing can be fun and exciting and can help you make money if you play the right way
Poker is perhaps the most popular and widely known card game, played by a large cross section of people across the globe. Although there is some debate about its origins, the most accepted version is that poker descended from the Persian game Âs Nas. The earliest reference to the game of Poker in the Americas was in New Orleans around the 1830s after which it spread from the Mississippi river to the east via the railroads.
Poker is a game played with cards and chips. It is no doubt simple to learn, but quite hard to master, possibly because of the multiple variations it offers. In poker, players play against each other and not the house.Read more
Unlike most games, poker is a game of skill and perception rather than chance. A good player requires several key elements like gauging the strength of your hand and that of your opponents, building up a pot, knowing what cards to play, when to raise or call, fold or bluff. Moreover, perception and psychology are important aspects in the game of poker as each player brings his own set of emotions to the table. If deciphered correctly, these help you to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents thereby allowing you to make a winning judgment. A great poker player can win a game even with a poor hand, if he has the perceptive skill to out-bluff his opponents.
Online Poker is played with a standard 52 card deck. The cards are ranked (from highest to lowest) ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. As well as being the highest value, an ace can also be used as the lowest to complete a low straight. Some games have 'wild cards' such as a joker, which can take on whatever suit and rank the player wishes.
Depending on the variation of poker being played, cards can be dealt face up or face down to the table, players or both. Each player then tries to make the best possible hand of five cards from the cards they are allowed to use. During the round, a player makes a bet and places it in the pot. The player hopes that he has the best hand or tries to give the impression that he holds a strong hand, thus convincing his opponents to fold their hands. Knowing when to fold is as important as knowing how much and when to bet in poker.
With each round of play, your bankroll will increase if you win the pot, or decrease if you don’t. When play ceases, the amount in your bankroll is the amount of money you will go home with.
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