Whether you’re playing in an official poker room, a real poker game or on the internet, you need to be aware of the poker etiquette. This will help you to make the most of your time in the game, and will keep you from being a victim of foul play.
Poker etiquette is an umbrella term that covers all the rules and norms that you need to know while playing poker. This includes general decency and table manners, but also the unwritten rules.
There are many poker etiquette rules, and some are more important than others. For instance, a slow roll is discouraged, but it’s not illegal.
On the other hand, a good poker etiquette is not to hide your cards when you fold. Instead, slide your cards towards the dealer to be folded. You can also trade three cards for a new set of cards.
You should also make sure that your cards are above the table and out of the way of the other players. This will ensure that the cards don’t hit the floor or fall into the pot.
The ‘best’ hand is considered to be the hand that is the best combination of the player’s five cards. This is determined by the player’s highest card. The card must also be ranked by its suit.
Some poker etiquette rules are considered ‘official’, and others are just a good idea. Examples include the “small ball” approach, which was popularized by Daniel Negreanu.