Reclaim True Poker Skills with Face-to-Face Games

by admin on November 3, 2011

Poker SkillsThe Internet has laid the history, the present and the future of humanity and technology both before our fingers. As that technology grows, more of us are using computers and the Internet to play and to work. We shop, we chat, we share parts of our lives. We research term papers, join support groups and we coordinate our schedules. We also move away from “face time” with friends and family, preferring the anonymity of electronic communication, which both protects and isolates us. We even prefer to gamble online, opting for electronic poker games over the weekly or bi-weekly gathering in the living room. Unfortunately, we tend to loose a bit of ourselves when that happens, so bring your friends and family back together by hosting your own poker party and barbeque!

Make your invitations “RSVP,” so you’ll have fair estimates of attendees. Make sure you have enough chairs and tables to accommodate the players.

You can opt for a pot luck arrangement for side dishes and grill the standard barbeque fair. Don’t forget the liquid refreshment, though! Just be prepared to take in keys and provide overnight lodging if alcohol is consumed!

Have several new decks of cards available. If possible, leave them in their unopened boxes—no serious accusations of marking cards that way! You might get some in jest, but consider those marks of success as you rake in pot after pot from your skill playing.

And be sure to have enough poker chips! There’s little more frustrating than having to resort to tossing in pretzel sticks as you “ante up”—especially if you snack on your winnings! You don’t have to have professional-grade tables, but players just might be wary of calling your raise if you have a set of professional poker chips just like those found in casinos!

Choose from chip denominations from a dollar each to $500 each or more. Get the color, feel and instant atmosphere of a glitzy casino the moment you open the carrying case.

And that quality carrying case makes it easily portable, too! Chip and deck has its place, and everything fits very nicely and neatly into its place. Close and fasten the lid, grab that handle and go! That’s all there is to it for great poker fun wherever you are.

This month, the party’s at your house. Next month, take your chips with you to your best friend’s house. It doesn’t matter where you play. Just play with quality poker chips, and win or lose, you’ll have a grand time!

Brush up on reading other people’s tells. Master your own, and remember: No one can hide all tells, so the trick is to randomly use as many tells as you can to confuse and befuddle your opponents!

This post was written by Holly Miller, a writer for Coupon Croc. Planning a poker night? Shop online and save when you use discount codes for games and more.

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