Looking for a game instead of poker, we do not answer one question – why. Why are we looking for a replacement for a good card game? For the reason that we are tired of losing? But in this case, we are not spared from this trouble in another game. Or is the reason that we are tired of looking for a good partner? But in any game you need a partner.
And in poker, it’s a man with money. And in the game of “fool” an ordinary person may be without money at all. No, looking for a replacement for the poker game, we are actually asserting that this is the best existing game. Yes, something can block poker. It happens sometimes. For example… well, I don’t know… chess. Or checkers. Or some kind of national game, like backgammon. No, it’s not that, it’s not that. Poker, oddly enough, has very few competitors. The game of poker is very simple, at its core. And very logical. We take the cards and examine them, looking for good pieces.
Didn’t find anything? It doesn’t matter.
Here’s one pair. We put it aside. And we take three more cards to it. Now there may be three cards of the same value. Or four square cards. Or two cards (which we have postponed) and three cards of the same value. There are many options – and even different in meaning. There can be as many pairs as you like – from ace to deuce. And we are going to play with all this variety now. The game itself is that we place a bet and ask others to support it. They either support it and ask to double it. Or they support and do not double. Then the cards are revealed and it turns out who won. But there is a third option – when the bid is not supported. Then the person betting the cards simply takes everything that is on the table at that moment – in the stack of bets.
And he doesn’t show his cards.
These differences turn poker into a unique game for money. In addition, poker exists in different versions. There is seven-card poker and there is five-card poker. There are American types of poker and European ones. There are a lot of games that differ from each other. For example, in poker, the highest card or the lowest card wins. The first poker is European, the second is Asian (more precisely, Korean). But whatever differences poker has, they are all excellent games played by millions of people.
They play and win a lot of money – from thousands of dollars to millions. Playing poker, we try ourselves in different guises. Today, without knowing it, we are playing along with the one who wins. Tomorrow he just happens to be playing along with us. Then we train a beginner who can beat us over time. Then we learn by ourselves. We do this constantly and continuously. We live by poker. We invest money in it. We get a substantial return. And in this sense, poker is also a good investment, which we are unlikely to ever regret. After all, this is just a game.