Archive for October, 2009

Horrible Luck in Poker

by Carmelo on Saturday, October 31st, 2009

For a game where most enthusiasts rarely consider fortune, there are tonnes of folklore in poker. When you say that someone was lucky in that poker tournament they won, be careful of how you say it. For example, if you mention that you were unlucky, your chances may not change.

Ok, that might appear to be a bit ubsurd, but poker is a casino game armed with folklores. Did you realize that if you’re gambling a game with 2 seperate decks and you’re asked to select the deck, you should always select the deck of cards that’s furthest from you? Or, what If you get a run of poor cards, you must settle on a hankerchief to break your terrible luck? It’s certainly considered good fortune to blow through a deck of cards when they are being mixed up.

A few other fascinating poker folklores are:

  • You might be able to change the run of cards by passing around your chair three times.
  • The luckiest chair at the poker table looks at the entry.
  • The worst position has its back to a fireplace.
  • When changing spots, you should always do so following the clock.
  • The most detrimental poker card is the 4 of clubs.
  • It’s very unfortunate to cross your legs when sitting at the poker table.
  • Friday is a awful day for gambling on cards.
  • The 13th is also a terrible day, despite what day of the week it is.