In poker, as in life, there are many unwritten rules that govern play. It would be wise to acquaint yourself with them. Here they are, in no particular order.
The Kings Rule: If a player shall be dealt pocket kings, the flop will automatically include an ace. If no ace is available, the flop shall consist of three cards of either suit not present in the players hand or three cards in succession too low to reach the king for a straight at which point the dufus in seat 3 shall begin to drool and giggle.
The Dufus Rule: If a dufus is present at your table, he will be involved in every hand you choose to play. He will catch every runner in hands led by you. He will cheerfully give away your money to every other player on the table, along with large quantities of his own. He will consistently call you by names not belonging to you. He will explain his logic in chasing you down as he is stacking chips recently in your possession. As he pays the waitress for his drinks he will announce, each and every time, “this one’s on Bob over there” while firing a wink in your direction.
The All In Rule: Any player who decides to wait “one more hand” before re-buying chips, and consequently goes all-in before a flop, shall be dealt a straight flush on that flop. The player shall be forced to watch the six way action after the board pairs.
The Queens Rule: Any player in a no limit tournament, who has shown great patience through two hours of 3/8 off, shall be dealt pocket queens. If there are 3 calls before he is to act, he shall go all in. The player to his immediate left, …Read more