The common question for poker history are so many and more especially when poker become a game online that can be play online no like the old days that we have to go to casino to play them.
When did poker begin?
Some historians say poker’s origins can be traced to a domino-card game played by a 10th-century Chinese emperor; others claim it is a descendant of the Persian card game “As Nas,” which dates back to the 16th century. Poker’s closest European predecessor was Poque, which caught on in France in the 17th century.
Where did the name poker come from?
There was also a German card game that is similar to Poker called “Pochspiel”, which in turn got its name from the German word “pochen” (which is also where the French “Poque” got its name). “Pochen” at the time meant “to brag or bluff”.
Who created Texas Holdem poker?
After the game spread throughout Texas, hold ’em was introduced to Las Vegas in 1967 by a group of Texan gamblers and card players, including Crandell Addington, Doyle Brunson, and Amarillo Slim. This is when “ace high” was changed from the original form in which aces were low.
What are the rules of poker card game?
While Poker is played in innumerable forms, a player who understands the values of the Poker hands and the principles of betting can play without difficulty in any type of Poker game. Except in a few versions of the game, a Poker hand consists of five cards.
The various combinations of Poker hands rank from five of a kind (the highest) to no pair or nothing (the lowest):
Five of a Kind – This is the highest possible hand and can occur only in games where at least one card is wild, such as a joker, the two one-eyed jacks, or the four deuces.
Straight Flush – This is the highest possible hand and there are no wild cards. A straight flush consists of five cards of the same suit in sequence, such as 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 of hearts.
Four of a Kind – This is the next highest hand and it ranks just below a straight flush. An example is four aces or four 6s.
Full House – This colorful hand is made up of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank, such as three Js and two 2s.
Flush – Five cards, all of the same suit is a flush. An example is Q, 10, 7, 6, and 2 of clubs.
Straight – Five cards in diferrent sequence is a straight. An example is 9♥, 8♣, 7♠, 6♦, 5♥.
Three of a Kind – This combination contains three cards of the same rank and the other two cards each of a different rank, such as three jacks, a seven, and a four.
Two Pairs – This hand contains a pair of one rank and another pair of a different rank plus any fifth card of a different rank, such as 3, 3, 9, 9, Q.
One Pair – This frequent combination contains just one pair with the other three cards being of different rank. An example is J, J, 7, A,6.
Hi card – This very common hand contains “nothing.” None of the five cards pair up, nor are all five cards of the same suit or consecutive in rank. When more than one player has no pair, the hands are rated by the highest card each hand contains, so that an ace-high hand beats a king-high hand, and so on.
The habits of poker players today are no longer the same as those of the ancestors who at that time liked to find themselves in mythical places, such as private rooms, land casinos to practice their “sport” favorite. Now, poker going online. More than half of the players worldwide, have never set foot in a casino. They have learned to play online and this mode of play suits them. It is true that this one is full of advantages.
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