Poker: history and rules

Initial information

The origin of this card game is rather vague, as well as the origin of playing cards in general which loses its origins somewhere in the Asian antiquity. According to some reports, it is likely that a game called pukka, meaning "first class", came to Europe from India. It is known that about five hundred years before people around the planet began to massively play online poker for money, in European countries such as Italy, France and Spain, there was a similar game called primero or la prime, the rules of which were somewhat different from those taken today.

After the distribution of three cards, players announced bets, and the winning combination was considered to be three equal or the same suit cards. At the end of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, the English played the so-called "brag" which was different from the primero not only by the fact that five cards were already dealt, but also by the fact that an important attribute of the card battles at the table was a bluff. In France, this option was called "pokom", which probably influenced the etymology of the modern name, although there is a version of origin from the German pochen - to beat, knock.

Modern version

Being at one time a national game of US residents, classic poker, like Texas poker online, has remained the most common card game in this country up to this day. In America, poker moved from Europe in the nineteenth century, where it gained great popularity among the army contingent during the Civil War, which devoted the game a large part of the free time in between battles.

It is believed that it was thanks to former military poker that it became widespread in America, where the first clubs for fans of this game began to appear, nowadays more and more people prefer online poker for free. English artist Joe Cowell mentioned poker in his memoirs, dated 1829 - and today these Records are considered the first written evidence of the game in its current form. A deck consisting of fifty two cards began to be used in 1834.

General rules

The main principle of all varieties of the game, including online poker, is preserved regardless of the modification of the rules: the winner determines the presence of the highest poker combinations or the withdrawal of the remaining rivals from the game. Modern decks can consist of fifty-four, thirty-six or thirty-two cards, but the classical standard is fifty-two with the values ​​falling down from the ace (king, lady, jack, 10, etc.).

The ace can be either the highest or the lowest card in combinations. Depending on the variety, the game, including online poker for money, involves several phases (streets), that is, rounds of trade. After the cards are distributed, the participants (from two to ten at the same table) make a bet or exit the game. The winner is a player who has a combination of five cards, which exceeds the combinations of opponents or pushes opponents out of the game by betting or bluffing.