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Poker

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Poker is a family of card games that combines gambling, strategy, and skill. [1]

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Acey Deucey (card game)

Acey Deucey, also known as In-Between, Sheets or Maverick, is a simple card game that involves betting.

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American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (17751783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a global war that began as a conflict between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence as the United States of America. After 1765, growing philosophical and political differences strained the relationship between Great Britain and its colonies. Patriot protests against taxation without representation followed the Stamp Act and escalated into boycotts, which culminated in 1773 with the Sons of Liberty destroying a shipment of tea in Boston Harbor. Britain responded by closing Boston Harbor and passing a series of punitive measures against Massachusetts Bay Colony. Massachusetts colonists responded with the Suffolk Resolves, and they established a shadow government which wrested control of the countryside from the Crown. Twelve colonies formed a Continental Congress to coordinate their resistance, establishing committees and conventions that effectively seized power. British attempts to disarm the Massachusetts militia at Concord, Massachusetts in April 1775 led to open combat. Militia forces then besieged Boston, forcing a British evacuation in March 1776, and Congress appointed George Washington to command the Continental Army. Concurrently, an American attempt to invade Quebec and raise rebellion against the British failed decisively. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted for independence, issuing its declaration on July 4. Sir William Howe launched a British counter-offensive, capturing New York City and leaving American morale at a low ebb. However, victories at Trenton and Princeton restored American confidence. In 1777, the British launched an invasion from Quebec under John Burgoyne, intending to isolate the New England Colonies. Instead of assisting this effort, Howe took his army on a separate campaign against Philadelphia, and Burgoyne was decisively defeated at Saratoga in October 1777. Burgoyne's defeat had drastic consequences. France formally allied with the Americans and entered the war in 1778, and Spain joined the war the following year as an ally of France but not as an ally of the United States. In 1780, the Kingdom of Mysore attacked the British in India, and tensions between Great Britain and the Netherlands erupted into open war. In North America, the British mounted a "Southern strategy" led by Charles Cornwallis which hinged upon a Loyalist uprising, but too few came forward. Cornwallis suffered reversals at King's Mountain and Cowpens. He retreated to Yorktown, Virginia, intending an evacuation, but a decisive French naval victory deprived him of an escape. A Franco-American army led by the Comte de Rochambeau and Washington then besieged Cornwallis' army and, with no sign of relief, he surrendered in October 1781. Whigs in Britain had long opposed the pro-war Tories in Parliament, and the surrender gave them the upper hand. In early 1782, Parliament voted to end all offensive operations in North America, but the war continued in Europe and India. Britain remained under siege in Gibraltar but scored a major victory over the French navy. On September 3, 1783, the belligerent parties signed the Treaty of Paris in which Great Britain agreed to recognize the sovereignty of the United States and formally end the war. French involvement had proven decisive,Brooks, Richard (editor). Atlas of World Military History. HarperCollins, 2000, p. 101 "Washington's success in keeping the army together deprived the British of victory, but French intervention won the war." but France made few gains and incurred crippling debts. Spain made some minor territorial gains but failed in its primary aim of recovering Gibraltar. The Dutch were defeated on all counts and were compelled to cede territory to Great Britain. In India, the war against Mysore and its allies concluded in 1784 without any territorial changes.

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Autonomy

In development or moral, political, and bioethical philosophy, autonomy is the capacity to make an informed, un-coerced decision.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Betting in poker

In the game of poker, the play largely centers on the act of betting, and as such, a protocol has been developed to speed up play, lessen confusion, and increase security while playing.

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Blackjack

Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is a comparing card game between usually several players and a dealer, where each player in turn competes against the dealer, but players do not play against each other.

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Bluff (poker)

In the card game of poker, a bluff is a bet or raise made with a hand which is not thought to be the best hand.

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Button (poker)

In poker, the buck or dealer button is a marker used to indicate the player who is dealing or, in casino games with a house dealer, the player who acts last on that deal (who would be the dealer in a home game).

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Card game

A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played, be they traditional or game-specific.

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Casino

A casino is a facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities.

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Cepheus (poker bot)

Cepheus is the first poker playing program that "essentially weakly solved" the game of heads-up limit Texas hold 'em.

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Community card poker

Community card poker refers to any game of poker that uses community cards (also called "shared cards" or "window cards"), which are cards dealt face up in the center of the table and shared by all players.

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Cut (cards)

In many card games, to cut the cards (or to cut the deck) is a procedure used just prior to the cards being dealt to the players.

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David Sklansky

David Sklansky (born December 22, 1947) is an American professional poker player and author.

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Draw poker

Draw poker is any poker variant in which each player is dealt a complete hand before the first betting round, and then develops the hand for later rounds by replacing, or "drawing", cards.

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Expected value

In probability theory, the expected value of a random variable, intuitively, is the long-run average value of repetitions of the experiment it represents.

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Five-card draw

Five-card draw (also known as a Cantrell draw) is a poker variant that is considered the simplest variant of poker, and is the basis for video poker.

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Gambling

Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.

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Game theory

Game theory is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers".

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Glossary of poker terms

The following is a glossary of poker terms used in the card game of poker.

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International Poker Rules

The International Poker Rules, also known as the IP Rules, provide a standardized set of tournament procedures and technical guidelines for the poker industry and its players.

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List of poker hands

In poker, players construct sets of five playing cards, called hands, according to the rules of the game being played.

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List of poker variants

The card game of poker has many variations, most of which were created in the United States in the mid-1900's.

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Omaha hold 'em

Omaha hold 'em (also known as Omaha holdem or simply Omaha) is a community card poker game similar to Texas hold 'em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make his or her best hand using exactly two of them, plus exactly three of the five community cards.

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Online poker

Online poker is the game of poker played over the Internet.

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Outline of poker

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to poker: Poker – family of card games that share betting rules and usually (but not always) hand rankings.

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Pai gow poker

Pai gow poker (also called double-hand poker) is an Americanized version of pai gow (in that it is played with playing cards, instead of pai gow's Chinese dominoes).

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Playing card

A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games.

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Poker dealer

A poker dealer distributes cards to players and manages the action at a poker table.

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Poker table

A poker table or card table is a table specifically designed for playing card games.

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Primero

Primero (in English also called Primus, Prime, or in Italian Primiera or Spanish Primera), is a 16th-century gambling card game of which the earliest reference dates back to 1526.

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Probability

Probability is the measure of the likelihood that an event will occur.

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Psychology

Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.

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Red dog (card game)

Red dog, also known as red dog poker or yablon, is a game of chance played with cards.

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Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals.

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Seven-card stud

Seven-card stud, also known as Seven-Toed Pete or Down-The-River is a variant of stud poker.

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Showdown (poker)

In poker, the showdown is a situation when, if more than one player remains after the last betting round, remaining players expose and compare their hands to determine the winner or winners.

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Shuffling

Shuffling is a procedure used to randomize a deck of playing cards to provide an element of chance in card games.

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Single-player video game

A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.

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Slot machine

A slot machine (American English), known variously as a fruit machine (British English), puggy (Scottish English), the slots (Canadian and American English), poker machine/pokies (Australian English and New Zealand English), or simply slot (American English), is a casino gambling machine with three or more reels which spin when a button is pushed.

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Strip poker

Strip poker is a party game and a variation of the traditional poker where players remove clothing when they lose a round.

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Stud poker

Stud poker is any of a number of poker variants in which each player receives a mix of face-down and face-up cards dealt in multiple betting rounds.

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Texas hold 'em

Texas hold 'em (also known as Texas holdem, hold 'em, and holdem) is a variation of the card game of poker.

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Three card poker

Three card poker is a casino table game based on poker.

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Three-card brag

Three-card brag is a 16th-century British card game, and the British national representative of the vying or "bluffing" family of gambling games.

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Underground poker

Underground poker is poker played in a venue that is not operating in accordance with the gaming laws of its jurisdiction.

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University of Alberta

The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Video poker

Video poker is a casino game based on five-card draw poker.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poker

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