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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Poker: Shuffling Cards

During the weekend I ended up playing a lot of poker with my buddies who came over to watch the Grey Cup.

I am not an expert with Poker and Texas Hold 'em and I probably played more games than I ever played combined prior to 06.11.17.

One problem we came with was when a player was short of the required minimum wager (set by the little and big blind). For example if the big blind was 32 tokens and a player had 15 tokens left, did he have to leave the game or could he gamble with what he had left?

I decided to look that up on the internet and could not find any specific debate on that question. While I was searching, I decided to look at shuffling cards. I found that it was interesting that it was standard for poker players to shuffle the playing card in this order:

"A typical sequence between hands of poker, for example, is a wash, two riffles, a strip, a third riffle, and a cut, which an experienced dealer can accomplish in as little as five seconds." [Source: Wikipedia]
Anyways, I sure hope I do not become a compulsive gambler after that weekend, but it was fun to be able to play frequently with lower wagers instead of playing once with a higher wager.

On another note, I was rooting for Alouettes so it sucks that the Lions won.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No that person does not have to fold...if they want to stay in and can't cover the blind, they have to go "all-in"

Anonymous said...

Buzz's right, also if the player have to pay for the low/high blind, they are forced to play and go all-in.

I sure miss playing Texas Hold 'em!

lore said...

I sure like to learn how to play. I got a full house once with Tyler without acknowledging it heh.

MACanadian227 said...

Make sense like what buzzair and xff said, correctly. "FORCE TO PLAY AND GO ALL-IN"