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## Draw Poker : Chaper 4. The Deal

#### 2011-01-11 05:04 PM

Chapter 4.  The Deal. The cards must be shuffles face downwards above the board.  Any player in the game has the right to shuffle the cards, the dealer always having the right to shuffle them last.  The player at the right of the dealer must cut the cards, and then the dealer must give to each player one card at a time in rotation, beginning with the age and dealing to the left.  In this order he must deliver ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/52501-Draw-Poker-Chaper-4-The-Deal">(continued)</a>

## Draw Poker : Chaper 4. The Straddle

#### 2011-01-11 04:52 PM

Chapter 4.  The Straddle. The right to straddle the ante rests wholly with the player immediately to the left of the age.  If this player chooses not to avail himself of his privilege, no other play in the game can put up a straddle.  If, however, this player does straddle the ante, the player immediately upon his left may straddle his straddle, and this process may be continued in turn towards the left ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/52491-Draw-Poker-Chaper-4-The-Straddle">(continued)</a>

## Draw Poker : Chaper 4. The Limit & The Ante

#### 2011-01-07 11:43 PM

Chapter 4. The Limit. The first thing for a poker party to do is to fix the limit governing their game.  This should be the case whether the chips represent real or nominal values.  The unlimited game of Draw Poker is a dangerous institution, and so far as I know is never played for amusement.  If the chips represent mere nominal values it does not matter much about the limit; but if they represent r ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/52031-Draw-Poker-Chaper-4-The-Limit-The-Ante">(continued)</a>

## Draw Poker : Chapter 4. Rules of Draw Poker

#### 2011-01-06 10:36 PM

Chapter 4.  Rules of Draw Poker. In order to insure pleasure and harmony in playing Draw Poker, it is absolutely necessary that each player should carefully watch the progress of the game and strictly observe its rules.  A lack of knowledge of these rules has produced many curious and often absurd ways of playing the game, while the carelessness of individual players has contributed more to confusi ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/51871-Draw-Poker-Chapter-4-Rules-of-Draw-Poker">(continued)</a>

## Draw Poker : Chaper 3. The Blaze

#### 2011-01-06 05:40 PM

Chapter 3. The Blaze. The blaze is another hand that is occasionally played in Draw Poker.  It consists of five court cards, and when played beats two pairs.  It is the most contemptible of all poker innovations and has become almost obsolete.  The game of Draw Poker needs no such addition to make it interesting.  Its combinations are already incalculable and the player who can master the game as it is ordinarily played to-day should be satisfied. John W Keller – 1889

## Draw Poker : Chapter 3. The Straight

#### 2011-01-04 06:25 PM

Chapter 3. The Straight. It will be observed in the forgoing arrangement of hands accruing to their relative values, that I included the straight as a hand that should always be played, and that I have peremptorily fixed its value as being greater than that of triplets and less than that of a flush.  My authority for this is the best usage of to-day, and my justification is the undeniable merit of the str ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/51571-Draw-Poker-Chapter-3-The-Straight">(continued)</a>

## Draw Poker : Chapter 3. The Order of Hands

#### 2011-01-02 07:14 PM

Chapter III.  The Order of Hands. The order or rank of the hands played in Draw Poker is as follows, beginning with the lowest:  One Pair. — (Accompanied by three cards of different denominations.)  The highest pair out wins.  If two players hold like pairs the highest remaining card wins.  Two Pairs. — (Accompanied by one card of another denomination.)  If each of the players holds two pairs, the ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/51271-Draw-Poker-Chapter-3-The-Order-of-Hands">(continued)</a>

## Draw Poker : Chapter 2. Technical Terms.

#### 2010-12-30 11:37 PM

Chapter II.  Technical Terms. In order to write intelligibly on the subject it is necessary to use certain technical terms, without which no game of Poker is ever played.  As I believe some of my readers may not be familiar with these terms I append a full list of them with explanations:  Age. — The position at the immediate left of the dealer.  The advantage of this position is that is insures its h ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/50871-Draw-Poker-Chapter-2-Technical-Terms-">(continued)</a>

## Draw Poker : Chapter 1. The Question of Stakes

#### 2010-12-29 10:44 PM

The Game of Draw Poker : Chapter 1 – The Question of Stakes For its character and origin there can be little question that Draw Poker was intended by its inventors, whoever they were, for the purpose of gambling.  But this does not detract from its merit as a means of amusement, nor is it any reason why the game should not be played without money being staked on the result.  The finest equine co ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/50741-Draw-Poker-Chapter-1-The-Question-of-Stakes">(continued)</a>

## Draw Poker: Chapter 1. The Element of Chance

#### 2010-12-21 11:58 PM

The Game of Draw Poker : Chapter 1 – The Element of Chance Some worthy writers on the subject of Draw Poker have endeavored to eliminate the element of chance from this game.  By a series of clever mathematical calculations they have made a fair showing in this direction, and a few of them have been bold enough to declare that they have approximated elimination.  To my mind this claim is a mistak ... <a href="/blogs/john-w-keller/50081-Draw-Poker-Chapter-1-The-Element-of-Chance">(continued)</a>

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