Poker has been one of the world’s most popular games for centuries now. A simple visit to any casino in Las Vegas or other gambling hot spots around the world will reveal that there are millions of people playing poker across the globe. Poker is any of a large number of card games where players wager on which hand gets best according to the rules of that particular game. Poker is played with a deck of cards, referred to as poker cards, which contain cards dealt in such a way that they are dealt from top to bottom, from ace to king, and sevens down to five and a half.
There are a couple of different kinds of poker games that people play. Most popular poker games are four-suit or seven-card stud, which are the most well known. However, there are also no-limit holdem and Omaha, which are two completely different games.
Poker can be played by two or more people in an arrangement called a poker tournament. There are many different kinds of tournaments, including those based on no limit holdem and freeroll, as well as live, seven-card stud, full ring, and the Texas Holdem Tournament. In freeroll tournaments, the pot increases each time a player adds a card to his pot. The highest player at the end wins.
An example of a very famous poker-glossar is the oft reprinted German proverb “rakking” (often translated as “rolling over”). This saying dates back to 1875 and says that a player, using a regular four-suit or seven-card stud poker deck, will have a better chance of winning if he bets high. However, since this situation rarely calls for a winning hand, it is not a rule of thumb.
Another poker-glossar is “die das ist schon” (translating to “the strongest hand”. It is usually translated to “the strongest five-card hand”, but this means nothing in the context of a tournament play. It is best interpreted as meaning “the biggest hand”.
The term “edge” in poker refers to the difference between how much you stand to lose and how much you stand to win. An example would be “decking a six-card hand”, which has the meaning of being to the disadvantage of your opponent. “edged” (der ein blue) is another kind of edge, meaning that it will go against you. It goes hand in hand with “decking a hand”, which also has the same meaning.