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First an overview of what is poker

*Poker card game (or, in English, poker) is the most popular type of games called bet, in which players, with all or part of their hidden cards, make bets on an initial bid, after which, the sum of betting is to the player or players who have the best combination of cards.
To play, you must learn, at least the basic rules and procedures of this game (see the poker moves), the values of the various combinations of cards (poker hands), and the rules about limits to bet (betting of poker rules). It is also useful to become familiar with the objects used in the game. There are many variants of Poker, including fit noted Poker open, closed Poker, Poker shared letters, and assorted poker. The most commonly played in the first three categories are five closed, seven open, and the Texas hold ' em; each of these variants is a good starting point to learn the games of this type.

The history of poker
*The history of Poker is a subject for debate. The name of the game seems to descend from the French poque, which descended from the German pochen in turn (= 'hit'), but it is unclear if the games referred to in these names were the true origins of the poker. It has a great similarity with the Persian game as nas, and can that Persian sailors teach it were the French settlers in New Orleans. Believed that it shares paternity with the old game of the Renaissance, called first and the French "blean". The English game brag (of the old bragg), clearly descended from brelan and incorporated the bluff "deceit, bluff" (although the concept was already known in other games of the time). It is quite plausible that all these old games have influence in the development of poker as it exists today.

English actor Joseph Crowell described the game as it was played in New Orleans in 1829: played with a deck of 20 cards, four players betting on which hand of cards was the highest score. The book of Jonathan H. Green: An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling an exposure of the arts and miseries of gambling (g. B. Zieber, Philadelphia, 1843), described the expansion of this game for the rest of the country, through the barges in the Mississippi River, where the stakes were a common entertainment.

Shortly after this expansion, the full 52-card English deck was used and introduced the move "color" (have five non-consecutive cards of the same suit, for example five clubs). During the American Civil War, were added to many things, including discarding, discovered poker Poker and poker of sequence. This was followed by further additives, trends American wild card (around 1875), lowball and split-pot poker (around 1900), and community card poker games. The expansion of the game to other countries, particularly Asia, is often attributed to the army of the United States.UU.

The game and jargon of Poker have become an important part of the cultures American and English. Phrases as ace in the hole = an as in the manga, beats me = no idea, blue chip = from first, call the bluff = see bluff (realizing that someone bluff), cash in = remove party, poker or poker face = put poker face (referring to not show any expression on his face), stack up = move, wild card = letter wildcard and othersthey are used in everyday conversations, even outside the context of poker table.

The modern tournament became popular in American casinos after the start of the World Series of poker in 1970. It was also during this decade when it appeared the first serious books about strategy; "in particular Theory of Poker" David Sklansky, or Super system "by Doyle Brunson. Satellite broadcasts and cable of the tournaments have added popularity to the game.

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