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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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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?
umm i really think you should add my cheats but i anit going to tell you so i guess you out of luck! =P<br/>
Umm...That was pointless. I would tell you why, but I'm not. Oh well.
you should say "the more the people the More MONEY"
You might want to include some notes about the differences between "casino rules" and "home rules." I've never played poker at a casino, but your description of Blackjack doesn't sound anything like the (small stakes) games I've played in Vegas, betting-wise. In particular, each player at a Vegas blackjack table plays ONLY against the dealer, so there's no "best hand wins" among the other players. Also, the casino dealer operates under exact an deterministic rules about when they "hit" and when then "stop"; you could play an entire game of Vegas blackjack with the cards all face up, except the dealer's hole card, and it won't change anything...
Since I'm only 13, I've never been inside a casino or even seen games played in a casino (like on TV). I kind of just figured they would be similar, if not the same. Would you like me to collaborate so you could add what you know? You could also just PM the information and I will add it and credit it to you. Thanks.
You 'burn' the top card in case someone has a 'tell' or mark of some kind on it so that no one knows what the next card up will be. For instance, if you have been playing for a while, and someone might dent the edge of all the aces (and the middle of the kings...) with their fingernail (or a sharp bit on their ring...) so that they know when and where that card is going to be. 'Burning' the top card in the deck helps to stop that from working.
Thanks, I'll get that changed. I've just never understood it.

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