Sunday, September 21, 2008

Some facts you may not know about poker

For poker players who treat it as their hobby or way of earning bread must want to know some funny facts about poker. So Here are some interesting facts for players of all types.
·China has invented the playing cards.
·In 1937 a fifth suit was added but since people had to buy all new decks, it didn't catch on.
·Aces and Eights is Dead mans hand.
·Getting dealt 10, 2 is referred to as Doyle Brunson as he won back to back World Series with the hand.
·In the 1800AC, 2,000 to 2,500 riverboat gamblers played poker on American Waterways, By contemporary accounts, not more than four of these poker players were honest all the time. A straight beat a flush at this time.
·Las Vegas Casinos need not pay off their gambling debts as per the law.
·Spades represent Royalty, Clubs represent the peasants, Diamonds represent Merchants and Hearts represent the clergy. Due to French Influence.
·Edmond Hoyle died 150 years before Poker was invented, he was 97 then.
·In the 1300's playing cards were introduced in Europe.
·In 1492, in North America when Columbus landed, his men drew pictures on the wide leaves from trees and played cards with them.
·Bill Hickock, according to the Historians was a lousy poker player.
·Groucho Marx carried his poker money in a "grouch bag" and that's how he got his name.
·During WWll Former President Richard Nixon won $6,000 playing poker in his first two months in the U.S. Navy. That's roughly $42,640 in 2004 dollars. This and other money from poker victories was used to his run for the U.S. Congress in 1946, for which he won.

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