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fueledbycoffee wrote:Are there any online games where money isn't bet to practice in? You know, just for the fun of it?
Deci23 wrote:This is really cool. I've always wanted to learn how to play Poker but no one could explain it to me--at least, not well enough for me to understand. I'll have to bookmark this thread.
...now, I just need to find some people to play with so I can get some practice.
Capellini wrote:Umm, Wizzie my dear? It's an 'ante', not an 'annie'. It's the standard term referring to the amount any player must put in the pot as a buy in to start the game, and is applicable to all games of poker. They are called 'blinds' in hold 'em because unlike a typical ante, they must only be paid by two players each round, so the 'blind' refers to the fact that this amount is paid into the pot before any cards are dealth, i.e. blind. Technically ALL antes are blinds, but in most poker games everyone antes equally, so there is no advantage. In Hold 'em, all the players who are not blinds for that round get the advantage of seeing their cards for free.
And yes, it's the same root word as antebellum, it's the latin term for 'before', or 'beforehand'.
Wawizzle wrote: The two players closest to the dealer are called "small" and "big" and have to put in the "annie" which is the minimum requirement to bet (varies with tables).
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