Learn to Play Poker
By: Steve Hall
Do you play Poker? Do you watch Poker on television and wish that you were sitting at the table with the famous Poker players (and of course wining the big money)? Have you always wanted to play Poker, but don’t know how or don’t have anyone to play with? Guess what. You can play Poker on your computer. You may have heard about computer and online Poker in the past, but didn’t get around to installing it on your computer. Well, now is your chance. Read on as to how you can become a Poker guru through computer Poker games.
Poker is a card game of skill, strategy, and luck. The exact origin of Poker is unknown. There are many theories as to the beginning of the widely popular card game. It has been theorized that Poker began in China several centuries ago. Despite the hazy origin of Poker around the world, it is fairly easy to track the popularity of Poker throughout the United States.
The first Poker games played in the United States were in the Southern city of New Orleans in the late 1800’s. Steamboats traveled up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers while passengers tried their hand at Poker. The thrill and excitement of Poker took the United States by storm as it spread by wagons and trains.
Poker comes in many variations such as “Texas Hold ’em” and “Seven Card Stud”. This variety makes Poker a robust, interesting card game. Celebrities have always been fans of Poker, but in recent years they have taken this interest to the world of television. For example, BRAVO network has the “Celebrity Poker Showdown” in which a group of celebrities plays Poker for the cameras. They have Poker experts that give hand by hand commentary as to the skills and mistakes of the Celebrities. It is fascinating to hear the Poker experts dole out their observations while the celebrities make witty comments.
Poker, more then any other card game, centers on reading your opponent’s body language and facial expression. A quick twitch of the eyebrows or a blushed complexion can let an experienced, observant opponent know whether you have a winning or losing hand. Therefore, a straight face known as a “poker face” is necessary. I have often wondered if the celebrities, specifically actors, would make the best Poker players because they are masters at controlling their emotions and expressions.
Online Poker and computerized Poker games have become a popular activity in recent years. Poker players can test their skills without the need of physical opponents – they can just play against the computer or online. Many Poker players use computer Poker games to learn how to play Poker and to practice their Poker skills.
Luckily finding PC Poker games through the internet is really easy. Grandmatrix offers a host of Poker games including: Best of Poker and Chris Moneymakers World Poker Championship. Grandmatrix has 18 Poker games to choose from! You could become a Poker master by playing these games. Learn and practice Poker through these games and then head to Las Vegas to win some money!
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