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About Poker
Currently there is no accepted option and people are still debating about the history of poker. But almost every author gives his version of history as the only correct origin of poker. As for the name of the game "poker", it most likely comes from the French word «poque», which in turn is derived from the German «pochen» - «knock"; but it is not clear whether the games with titles anything to do with the game of poker. Game history suggests to us on a close relationship with the Persian game of "us" who are trained Persian sailors French settlers in New Orleans.

English actor Joseph Krouell once described poker game in New Orleans in 1829: A deck of 20 cards, four players betting on something whose cards better. Jonathan Green in his book "Exposing the decline of art and gambling» (GB Zieber, Philadelphia, 1843) describes the spread of the game throughout the country with the help of the Mississippi steamboats, where citizens while spent a lot of time.

Soon, with the proliferation of poker players are starting to use full English deck of 52 cards, and then there is a new combination - flash. Already during the civil war in the game further changes occurred: there were versions of the game and draw five-card stud, as well as a combination of "Street" has been generally recognized.

With the further development of poker appeared jokers, rules and division of the bank in 1925, the first version of the game with the community cards on the board. Distribution pattern of poker in other countries tells us that the game was very popular in the army. Not always obvious influence of poker on our daily lives. The game itself and its jargon have become part of American culture and English culture. Many specific phrases that describe the rules or situations in poker went beyond the game itself and is widely used in daily life, not just at the gaming table: bluff ace in the hole, poker face, joker, random matter and so on.

Tournaments poker became popular in American casinos, and online distribution of games only increased their appeal, especially after appearing in the 1970 World Series of Poker (WSOP - World Series of Poker). Lighting poker tournaments cable and satellite TV added to the popularity of this game, and now a series of tournaments WPT and WSOP mandatory televised. So, the exact origins of poker seen dimly through the prism of time. But one thing is clear: over time nature of the game changes. From simple gambling - games against the gambling house, poker goes way up game against an opponent where private player skill has a huge weight. Modern poker player - it's not just a gambler, but also master who is constantly improving his game strategy.