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Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby suitedpairs29 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:13 pm

Some guidelines for our home games. We dont have to follow them all, we can just use the list as a good rule of thumb.

Rules of Poker Etiquette

Cordiality
    Be polite.
    Do not swear or be verbally abusive.
    Be modest when you win.
    Refrain from criticizing another player's play.
    Limit unnecessary chatter to avoid disturbing active players.
    Do not hit on another player, or the dealer, no matter how attractive you find them.
    Be kind to the dealer. Good karma brings good cards.

Table Presence
    Manage your table space reasonably.
    Keep your chips and/or money on the table.
    Do not handle another player's chips or cards.
    Do not stack chips in a way that interferes with the deal, the viewing of cards, or another player.
    Chips and/or money on the table are not to be transferred from one player to another.
    Protect your cards so that no one else can see them.
    Keep your cards on the table. Holding cards against your shirt or putting them in your pocket or lap is not allowed.
    It is proper for an opponent to complain when a player consistently has the opportunity to see another player's hole cards. It is improper to complain when someone exercises this right.
    If you step away from the table, please advise the dealer of your intentions.

Play
    Play at a reasonable speed.
    It is each player's responsibility to follow the flow of the game. Play in turn. Do not act out of turn.
    At no time should any player or spectator make statements that could unfairly influence the play of a hand.
    Do not comment about the cards you just threw away.
    Refrain from making comments about possible hands. "The board just paired. Someone could have a full house now!".

Betting
    Do not splash the pot.
    Do not string bet.
    Verbally announce your action, particularly in games with non-professional dealers.
    Chips and discards should be placed as far forward as reasonably possible to make it easier for the dealer to handle them.
    When discarding your hand, do so towards the dealer at a low level of flight so that no other player can see what you have discarded.
    Do not expose any cards until the showdown.

The Showdown
    Do not mis-declare your hand.
    Show your winning hand quickly. Do not "slow-roll" (allow your opponent to think he's won when you know he hasn't).
    Rabbit hunting (asking to see what cards would have appeared, had you bet) should not be allowed. (applicable only to tournaments)

Integrity
    Every player must play in their own self interest. Do not "soft play" any other player(s).
    Agreeing to "check-down" a hand after a player has gone All-in is not allowed.
    Coffee-housing (speaking during a hand for strategic purposes) is allowed in North America but please exercise restraint.
    Asking to see called hands unnecessarily is bad manners, a waste of time, and is generally bad for the game.

taken from http://www.homepokertourney.com/rules_etiquette.htm
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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby JoeyKnish » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:06 pm

suitedpairs29 wrote:Do not hit on another player, or the dealer, no matter how attractive you find them.


Mike, stop hitting on the House then, or his cousins-in-law. Hahahaha...
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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby suitedpairs29 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:47 pm

i thought my advances towards the house were very concealed... lots of hatred and anger only masking my true adoration...

dammit.... they're on to me....

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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby papajeks8 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:45 am

the Best thread for me...
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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby ohboy » Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:33 pm

i think charles should read this

preferably brand it on him so he remembers.

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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby belkelbro » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:37 am

hahahah ohboy BRAND it on him!!
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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby newbie » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:03 am

i'm pretty sure i've broken every rule. haha
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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby ohboy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:12 am

to your credit, I've found one you haven't

Every player must play in their own self interest. Do not "soft play" any other player(s).

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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby newbie » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:51 pm

i've saved that excuse up for when my river checkraise fails :D
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Re: Home Poker Game Etiquette

Postby ManilaBoy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:31 am

no picking in your nose while playing, dont want to see booger on my cards.
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