Archive for June 9th, 2013

Bad Fortune in Poker

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For a match where most players rarely consider fortune, there are tons of superstitions in poker. When you mention that a player was lucky in that poker tournament they captured, be mindful of how you say it. For instance, if you say that you were unlucky, your fortune may never change.

Ok, that might sound a bit ubsurd, but poker is a game loaded with superstitions. Did you realize that if you are betting a game with 2 different decks and you are asked to choose the deck, you should always pick the deck that’s the furthest away from you? Or, how about If you have a run of terrible cards, you have to sit on a hankerchief to break your bad luck? It’s certainly considered good fortune to blow through a deck of cards when they’re being mixed up.

A few other interesting poker superstitions are:

  • You can alter the run of cards by going around your chair three times.
  • The luckiest spot at the poker table faces the entrance.
  • The worst seat has its rear to a fireplace.
  • When shifting seats, you really should constantly do so following the clock.
  • The worst poker card is the 4 of clubs.
  • It is most unfortunate to cross your legs when sitting at the poker table.
  • Fri is a awful day for betting on cards.
  • The 13th is also a horrible day, regardless of when it falls.