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Since I'm amazed that a lot of people don't know how to play poker, though I've played since I was like, 10, I figured I'd help y'all learn how to play so you can go to casinos and lose your money. Sounds good, eh? Alright, I'm going to teach you how to play: 5 Card Draw, 5 Card Stud, Texas Hold 'Em, and Blackjack, which some people consider a kind of poker.

Note: I wouldn't try to cheat anyone out of money at betting games like these, they can get mad. Very mad. Don't try it, be truthful and play nice, cheating spoils the game.

Note: Where I say to bet/post blinds/ante, if you aren't betting, don't. Ok? Get ready to learn!

Step 1: What you'll need:

To play most types of poker, you are going to need:

1 Deck of Cards, brand doesn't matter, though I prefer Bicycles. Note: You may need more than one deck if you are playing with a lot of people.

At least 3 friends, if you are playing for money; if not, it is possible to play by yourself, but not very fun. 1 friend should do, but the more, the merrier.

Optional: Card table, but regular tables work, and you need somewhere to put your cards.

Optional: Money, if you are betting.

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<p>I am fond of card games. Thanks for these tips. I practice my skills on <a href="http://www.friv4online.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.friv4online.com/</a> . But poker is my favorite card game. After a hard working day it's a good way to remove stress.</p>
How many cards to start with?
Okay so in a situation like this where your cards have nothing to do with the cards laid out, how did that guy win? Was it because the cards laid out where a pair twice and he won it?
<p>no, everyone &quot;has&quot; the middle cards. he won because he had a queen and an ace, which is higher than the other opponent cards.</p>
The object of blackjack is NOT to get to 21. The object is to get closer to 21 than your dealer/oponent without going over. <br>Meaning it is often to your advantage to stay on a 14 or 15 if it is likely that your dealer/opponent will go over instead.
<p>The only rule I never learned was patience...</p>
So a combo of a one and two of hearts is a straight flush?? Didn't seem right. And what does this mean: &quot;Full House (like three 8s and two , you would say, 8s full of )&quot; makes zero sense.
<p>3 of one card and 2 of another</p>
What the heck does this mean: &quot;Some people work of this when they DO have a good hand but want...&quot;
<p>I think it means: &quot;Some people work like that when they DO have a good hand, but they WANT people to think that they are bluffing.&quot;</p>
Clear and concise, thanks
I play at school with my friends no money but poker chips
<p>thanks man really it was the most simple and clear explanation of poker!</p>
<p>wait, how does everyone use the community cards? Do they take it? Do they just memorize what card they want and then tell the dealer after show their cards or what?</p>
<p>I meant in Texas Holdem, of course.</p>
<p>Thank you so much for the explanation of Texas Hold Em! This was the clearest, easiest and most non-intimidating guide I've read so far. Thank you for including some of the lingo used by veterans. It will help me get into the click. Will share this with my other friends who don't know how to play poker yet!</p>
Thank you for the information about the poker game, now I'll know how to play poker.
i love playing diffrent kinds of poker<br>
i got a royal flush once... in big 2 &gt;&lt;
In step three, you wrote this, Full House (like three 8s and two , you would say, 8s full of ) What does that mean?

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