Your friends have asked you to a poker game,
you confidently say, "Sure I know how to play poker, doesn't
every one?" Then you quickly spring into action to
save yourself from complete humiliation and go to your favorite
search engine. You feverishly type in, "How to play
poker" and you wind up at this friendly little page that
will give you all the rules of poker, how to play, how to bet,
and some variations on the game of poker.
been playing poker for many years with family, friends, the
passing stranger that has the word pigeon written across their
forehead, oops, hehe, I mean, never mind. Suffice it
to say that I'm enthusiastic about the game of poker.
Before we get into the actual game play I want to give you
some helpful tips to make your poker playing enjoyable.
with people you know - This is just a little common sense
piece of advice. Your friends won't take advantage
of your level of expertise in the game and generally you
won't lose that much money.
a limit on the amount you can bet. If you're with
friends it's more about playing a game with friends than
making a killing at the poker table. Just remember,
the quickest way to end a friendship is playing high stakes
poker with friends.
the rules before the game play starts. Poker can have
many variations, many little rules that can be bent or switched
around to make the game play different. Just make
sure you establish the rules before the game...rules about
wild cards etc. Its better to have the rules all clearly
stated rather than have a conflict later once money has
been put down on the table.
Video poker - Some people like to play video poker, personally
I don't, poker is as much of a game of bluffing, strategy,
and nerves. Computers don't have nerves, they don't
notice if the person is slightly smiling at the card they
just picked up.
Online Poker - Don't go to cyber casinos, sure you may win,
but in the end you end up losing more. If you do want
to play against other people my recommendation would be
to play at Yahoo Games
They have a fun poker game you can play against multiple
people. Its free to play and generally a good place
to get your poker fix.
last tip, have fun!! This is a game and its meant
to be fun and relaxing...it shouldn't get too stressful!
click on the links to the left of the page for the basic rules,
variations on the game, links to other pages, or drop me an
email with you poker questions. Thank you for visiting