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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!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need:

Picture of 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.

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?

I meant in Texas Holdem, of course.

SushiM25 days ago

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!

15zhangfra5 years ago
should i post an instructable on how to play Chinese poker????? i
could you?
i could, in fact, when i find the time i will, but it won't have a lot of pictures

it'd be nice if you actually told us how to play sooooooooooooooooo make it happen

Warok2 years ago
Thank you for the information about the poker game, now I'll know how to play poker.
i love playing diffrent kinds of poker
bleach8154 years ago
i got a royal flush once... in big 2 ><
In step three, you wrote this, Full House (like three 8s and two , you would say, 8s full of ) What does that mean?
pokerking6 years ago
umm i really think you should add my cheats but i anit going to tell you so i guess you out of luck! =P
Umm...That was pointless. I would tell you why, but I'm not. Oh well.
Talensky5 years ago
New people in poker rooms can always experience something fascinating and something annoying.
We play tight.
We get nervous easily.
We pray others would bite the bate when we play slow.
We get frustrated when our two pairs are beaten. And we murmur for a bad beat jackpot ...
All the above is a natural thing for us.
Only after we experience the unexpected, the emergency that may not come up in the books, can we learn to be calm.
Coz then we are old fish.
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strategyTexas HoldemThis is a very good simple introduction for Texas Holdem. I’m looking forward to more detailed information on the strategy or skill part in the future. Waiting!
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Metal4God7 years ago
you should say "the more the people the More MONEY"
westfw7 years ago
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...
Bran (author)  westfw7 years ago
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.
jtobako7 years ago
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.
Bran (author)  jtobako7 years ago
Thanks, I'll get that changed. I've just never understood it.