It is no secret that today the poker game is extremely high demand. The opening of new online poker rooms, television broadcasting, world championships and tournaments prove this fact.
And what is the secret of such popularity? Try to understand ...
Various sources of occurrence date indicated differently.
In some - 400-500 years ago, in the other - in the 20s of the 19th century.
Thus according to one version, the first mention of an exciting game similar to poker in 1526 are: Italy and Spain loved to play «primero», and the same game in France called «la prime».
Each player gave up 3 cards, then declared in a circle rates, and eventually won one of the combinations of three or two cards of equal value, or three suited cards.
On the other - the existence of Poker dates back to the 10-20 years of the 19th century.
He appeared in the former French territory of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Actively developing in gaming parlors located on ships navigating the Mississippi around 1811.
First described forms of poker - a game deck of 20 cards, distributed evenly among the four players to bet on a narrow range of combinations - one pair, two pairs, triples and full (three cards of one rank and two cards of another).
Poker with a deck of 20 cards is mentioned in numerous publications of the time, but in 1830 about him begin to be phased out.
It is considered that the current name of the game "poker" was just the name of the French card fun of the eighteenth century, however, some dictionaries refer us to the Indian «pukka» and even slang pickpockets. By the way, this latest version of the origin of the word "poker" is to be mentioned.
One of the first new extremely popular game described by Jonathan Green during his trip to Mississippi in 1834.
He often watched the sailors fought with enthusiasm in the cards, so one day decided to ask that kind of game.
It was attended by 2-4 people, and a deck of cards composed of aces, kings, queens, jacks and tens (ie a total of 20 cards).
Greene dubbed this card fun "game cheaters" because time to see how it was important to cheat and bluff.
The sailors told, if before in something like amused simpletons crooks, hustlers, while playing fishing expedition have entered the passion and lost vigilance purses («poke» - «purse" in the slang of American pickpockets), finally zadurivaya sacrifice obscure «poker» («poke »+« r »). The transition to the 32-card, and then a full deck was driven by a desire to attract more people to the game, to extend the existing combination of cards and, most importantly, provide a sufficient number of cards to share - another relative novelty, which in turn is made of Poker - art. This novelty was inherent in the English variation of poker - Braga, in the Americanized form is played at the beginning of the 19th century.
Between 1830 and 1845 all play poker 52 cards, which allowed to participate in more than four players and gave the flash as an additional combination. Only at the end of this period the players began to actively use the exchange is already known from modern Braga. This is a tremendous increase in gambling through the implementation of the second round of betting opportunities and to improve the combination of cards held by players. The first mention of poker with the exchange appeared in 1850 in the US edition of «John's New Handbook of Games» - collection of card games.