7 Card Draw Poker is one of a group of so-called community card games. The history of the game is not clear. Some say it originated in France or Germany, others say it originated in Persia. Another similar game originated in New England called Brag and involved bluffing just like Poker. The only difference is it is played with 3 cards.
5 Card Draw Poker is one of a group of so-called community card games. Although origins can be traced back to the middle ages it first spread like wild-fire across the wild west. It is the predecessor to Texas Holdem poker.
Texas Holdem is one of a group of so-called community card games. It’s origins go back to Robstown, Texas during the early 1900’s. Originally Aces were low but they were changed to high when the game was introduced to Las Vegas by a group of Texan gamblers in 1967.
With hand mucking, the quickness of the hand deceives the eye. A hand mucker will normally work alone with some agility and a poker face.
Muck in normal terms is mess, rubbish or anything which you might want to throw away. In poker terms muck is a piles of cards which is discarded, when a player folds or throws in his cards, the hand, or group of cards, which is abandoned is known as muck.
Hand mucking occurs when a player deliberately retains a card for later use in the game. The card will be concealed or hidden, thus it is secretly withdrawn from the game. Well, you might ask how does that happen without detection? It is a well practised sleight of the hand. Normally, when hand mucking the offending player will conceal the removed card in a pocket, under a leg, up a sleeve, or even under the table.