How to Play Poker

Poker is not just the guy’s game anymore. I remember when poker used to be just for guys. They would all get together at one person’s house and play poker all night, while drinking beers and smoking cigars. Now though more and more women are getting into poker. Women are starting have more and more girl’s night of playing poker. If you are not familiar with poker, then let’s go through a systematic guide of how to play poker. So that you might find a new hobby for girl’s night out. Many people have earned a huge amount of money by playing poker while others have lost many clothes while playing strip poker.

Poker is very simple really. It’s about knowing what you got and how to use it. We as women are very familiar with that motto everyday of our lives. Some women prefer to use that as their advantage while other’s decide to use it in other ways. Poker is mainly all about the cards you have. If you know what your cards mean, then you are already a step ahead of the game. You want to make sure you always know that your face cards are basically the highest. Your ace can be either your highest or your lowest depending on what game you are playing. Every card in between 2 and 9 are just what they say they are and account for just that number. However, sometimes your suit which on most regular cards are hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs is the leading hand in other games.

In first learning how to play you may find that the poker rules can be quite confusing. However, you will soon realize how easy it can be. Then who know’s, you could be the leading poker shark in your area. It’s all about the cards, I can’t stress that enough. The games within Poker. Draw poker or also called five-card draw. First give each player 5 cards, be sure that each player keeps their cards hidden. Players are allowed to replace cards, as many as they like. Stud poker, or seven card stud is much like draw poker only you can not replace any of your cards. Black Jack is another game. This one has been known as the easiest because you get one card and then try to make it to 21 without going over.

Below you will find a poker terms glossary explaining some words used in poker.

Poker terms glossary:

  • A-B-C, A-B-C-D- sequence of the lowest cards in a lowball game; uncreative or a predictable play
  • Ace-to-five, ace-to-six-methods of evaluating low hands
  • Act- to place a bet
  • Action- a player’s turn to place a bet

  • Ante- to place a bet, by using your poker chips
  • Bluff- is to place a bet that is legit
  • Boat- full house
  • Bone- chip
  • Both ways- both halves of a spilt pot
  • Bring in- to open a betting round
  • Burn-deal-a mid-deal

These are just a few terms you will find while playing poker. There are many more to learn.

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Sonja is a professional content writer and is a professional poker player as well. She is here to tell you all about the secrets of this industry that will help you in improving your card game.