What is the Theory of Poker?
Do you know the definition of theory? According to the definition found in Dictionary.com, theory is a suggestion, whose standing is still speculative. In other words a theory is like a hypothesis. A hypothesis is an educated guess based on what you already know about the specific subject you are speculating. (It is not something you say just because it pops into your head.) Based on this information, what do you think is the theory of poker? Or better yet, does poker even have a theory?
Before we decide if the game does or does not have a theory, let us gather up all the information we know about poker. If you have ever done some research on poker you probably know that the origin of poker is very shady. (No one really knows were, when or how poker started.) Some people believe poker was created in china, wile other say poker is an original American card game. (Well, you can flush this approach down the toilet.)
Okay, now lets state all the things we do know about poker. Poker is the most popular game around the world and you can play it both online and offline. Over the years, different varieties of poker have been invented. Although there are many different varieties of poker, the same basic rule apply to most of them because the aim for most of the varieties of poker is the same; at the end of the game one player has to have the best possible five-card poker hand on their hand. Each style of poker has its own strategies which can lead to success when you know them.
Now that we know what we know, lets go back to the theory of poker. Since very little is known about poker itself, except for the rules of each poker game, I personally think that there is not a theory to poker, at least not one that everyone can agree to. What to you think? Do you disagree or agree with me?
What ever your answer may be to the theory of poker, one thing that we can all agree on is that poker is a fun game to play. Although at the begging poker may be a bit difficult to understand, once you get the hang of it, playing poker can be a piece of cake.
Now, just for the fun of it let me tell you some of the variations of poker you can choose from. Texas hold’em, five-card draw, seven-card stud, Razz, Omaha high, Chinese poker, crazy pineapple, deuce-to-seven, double-flop Texas hold’em, Omaha hold’em, Texas hold’em, five card stud, pineapple hold’em high poker, pineapple hold’em high-low split, joker poker, let it ride and let it ride bonus, Vegas double action, and Caribbean stud poker. Don’t you dare think these are all the variations available in poker!