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(Original post by lozz2601)
What is the point of poker? Like, what is the aim?
To make the highest hand and win the pot (per hand), you can manipulate your probabilities/use psychological tactics to do this. The winner is whoever cleans everyone else on the table.
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(Original post by trance addict)
To make the highest hand and win the pot (per hand), you can manipulate your probabilities/use psychological tactics to do this. The winner is whoever cleans everyone else on the table.
Oooh, sounds clever.
(And confusing....!)
Thanks!
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(Original post by lozz2601)
Ohhh, and there was me thinking you were supposed to lose loads of money!!

Okay, maybe I should have explained better - like how does it work? Maybe I'll use Google.
I have an addict for a father.
To horse-racing.
Not betting/anything else!
You only lose money if you're not very good :p:

It depends on the type of poker, but usually it's Texas Hold-em and it's quite easy - wikipedia knows all :p:

ah ok, I don't got horse racing at all
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Strip poker ftw :teeth:
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(Original post by RoadWarrior)
You only lose money if you're not very good :p:

It depends on the type of poker, but usually it's Texas Hold-em and it's quite easy - wikipedia knows all :p:

ah ok, I don't got horse racing at all
Wouldn't rule it out.

Erm, basically, horses race for a while. Ground, jockey, distance, gate, etc. matter.

(I know that's incredibly rubbish :p: , but this is coming from me who used to think the fancy names were the names of the jockeys.... )
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(Original post by lozz2601)
Oooh, sounds clever.
(And confusing....!)
Thanks!
not really

unlike blackjack you have a choice with what to do with your odds, either bet, check or fold (in texas holdem)

Psychological tactics is to read the body language of opposing players and see how they are reacting, which is why you need a good poker face

You basically just make the best hand possible, if it beats everyone you win the money thats in the pot. Not too hard. Hardest part of poker is remembering hand order which is like

high card < pair < two pair < three of a kind < straight < flush < full house < 4 of a kind < straight flush < royal flush
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not really

unlike blackjack you have a choice with what to do with your odds, either bet, check or fold (in texas holdem)

Psychological tactics is to read the body language of opposing players and see how they are reacting, which is why you need a good poker face

You basically just make the best hand possible, if it beats everyone you win the money thats in the pot. Not too hard. Hardest part of poker is remembering hand order which is like

high card < pair < two pair < three of a kind < straight < flush < full house < 4 of a kind < straight flush < royal flush
Is that what they're playing in Casino Royale?! That's about as close as I've got tbh!

Kinda makes sense I guess.......omd, I never knew about the poker face saying. That makes so much sense!!
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No one liked my input :sad:
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(Original post by lozz2601)
Is that what they're playing in Casino Royale?! That's about as close as I've got tbh!

Kinda makes sense I guess.......omd, I never knew about the poker face saying. That makes so much sense!!
Yeah that's what happens in casino royale lol, a lot easier if you understand the hand ranking.

Actually what's harder than the hand order is the blind order, which way you pay blinds, etc, just play and you'll understand.

And if you start quivering after the 3 cards are flopped on the table you can see the guy has a **** hand. But then again this could be the reverse
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No one liked my input :sad:
Oops, I did actually mean to put a laughing smiley in at it, but I forgot in my excitement at knowing an answer to a quiz question.

Sowwy.
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Yeah that's what happens in casino royale lol, a lot easier if you understand the hand ranking.

Actually what's harder than the hand order is the blind order, which way you pay blinds, etc, just play and you'll understand.

And if you start quivering after the 3 cards are flopped on the table you can see the guy has a **** hand. But then again this could be the reverse
I can tell I'll be really rubbish whenever I play.
Can't keep a straight face to save my life!
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(Original post by piece_by_piece)
Strip poker ftw :teeth:
lmao you used the teeth smiley for once :woo:
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(Original post by lozz2601)
I can tell I'll be really rubbish whenever I play.
Can't keep a straight face to save my life!
It's alot easier when you play for real haha, I find it hard to keep a straight face too sometimes :woo:
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Neha you probably did see me working today, since I was working today :ninja:

I messed up though....but only my first time I've properly messed up.

I got some ear rings out, one fell down the crack so I had to use a ruler and scoop it out which took me ages.

Then I started packaging it, and didn't hear the woman when she told me I had the wrong box so kept going, THEN realised I had the wrong box so went and changed it

Very embarassing :p:
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(Original post by ArchedEdge)
Neha you probably did see me working today, since I was working today :ninja:

I messed up though....but only my first time I've properly messed up.

I got some ear rings out, one fell down the crack so I had to use a ruler and scoop it out which took me ages.
Then I started packaging it, and didn't hear the woman when she told me I had the wrong box so kept going, THEN realised I had the wrong box so went and changed it

Very embarassing :p:
:rofl:

Sorry.
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It's okay Ed, my till was down £20 the other week.

I always make mistakes, comes with any job I suppose.
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(Original post by lozz2601)
Oops, I did actually mean to put a laughing smiley in at it, but I forgot in my excitement at knowing an answer to a quiz question.

Sowwy.
I forgive you :p:
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lmao you used the teeth smiley for once :woo:
I'm starting to like it

Roar :teeth:
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At least I didn't make mistakes like my mate did.

He charged a guy an extra hundred quid by accident

And then he stapled his finger the other day and bled all over the counter hahaha
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Neha you probably did see me working today, since I was working today :ninja:

I messed up though....but only my first time I've properly messed up.

I got some ear rings out, one fell down the crack so I had to use a ruler and scoop it out which took me ages.

Then I started packaging it, and didn't hear the woman when she told me I had the wrong box so kept going, THEN realised I had the wrong box so went and changed it

Very embarassing :p:
Awwww! At least you sorted it all out. Better late than never!
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