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I do not know how to play poker

posted by Irishmile on - last edited - Viewed by 602 users

Its true.... I have never learned to play...

But I bought this game.... just because I love TTG, and I am sure it will have some funny dialogue.... anyone care to teach me how to play before it comes out?

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  • I take that back, it WAS Beginners luck, now the game just keeps going in their favour no matter what, especially annoying when I think I'm good with Two Pairs and they pull a flush from nowhere.

    Also is the Heavy suppose to be the most "Difficult" character in the game? I can always eliminate Strong Bad and Max first but the Heavy always sticks around til the end.

  • thats funny; the only time it worked for me, heavy and tycho would fold instantly, max would play a bit and drop out, and strong bad always went all in. every hand. for 3 tournaments.

  • I haven't won yet either. But I got close a few times. Stupid Max. I keep losing to Max.

  • Here's a sad sack story for ya. First hand, four of us go all in, I win, so I'm up 40k against Max's 10k... and I lose the tournament! Doh! :D

  • I actually learned how to play poker from telltales last poker game. Was addicted to that for ages, too. That said, even despite knowing how to play, luck still plays a large part.

  • I'm used to 5 card stud poker. This thing with 2 cards in hand and a shared hand of 3-5 cards is strange. :p

    On that, why would anyone fold on the first round before the table cards are shown (as I'm seeing in the game a lot)? The 2 cards in your hand (unless they're a pair) are all pretty useless when the ones on the table aren't known. Sure if you have a 2 and a 4 of different suits you possibly won't be able to do a lot, but who knows.

    Also how many decks are in play? Two?

    @Ash735 said: I take that back, it WAS Beginners luck, now the game just keeps going in their favour no matter what, especially annoying when I think I'm good with Two Pairs and they pull a flush from nowhere.

    Also is the Heavy suppose to be the most "Difficult" character in the game? I can always eliminate Strong Bad and Max first but the Heavy always sticks around til the end.

    Heavy was the first person eliminated in my game, followed by Tycho. Then... me. :(

  • @jp-30 said: On that, why would anyone fold on the first round before the table cards are shown (as I'm seeing in the game a lot)?


    It's hard to explain, but suppose you get dealt a hand such as 7-2 offsuit. You have several problems right there: your cards are low, and you cannot make a straight or flush with both cards. Even if you make a pair of 7's or a pair of 2's, you can be beat very easily. Worse, you can get all your money in with a hand like two pair 7's and 2's, and lose to a better two pair. Basically, there are lots of hands that can get you in a lot of trouble.

    The other reason is you have to pay to see the flop (unless you're in the big blind and the pot is not raised). If you miss the flop, and most of the time you will, that money just went down the drain. Hence, you should be a little conservative with when you put that money in.

    Also how many decks are in play? Two?


    Hold'em poker, like virtually all forms of poker, is invariably played with one deck.

  • Thanks for that explanation.

    @furrykef said: Hold'em poker, like virtually all forms of poker, is invariably played with one deck.

    Ha - looking at my hand vs the opponents and seeing 5 tens confused me as I forgot 3/5 of my hand was shared. I've still got 5-card stud on the brain.

  • @jp-30 said: why would anyone fold on the first round before the table cards are shown (as I'm seeing in the game a lot)? The 2 cards in your hand (unless they're a pair) are all pretty useless when the ones on the table aren't known.

    That is exactly what I thought too... I just figured since I didnt know how to play poker I was missing some sort of crazy strategy..... I am actually getting pretty good.... I went from not knowing anything this morning to winning a bunch.... fun..... I do not think I am ready to go to Vegas or the Native American casinos but I am decent I think.

  • I pretty much bought this for the dialog (I'm awful at poker), but after a lengthy showdown between me and Max that I eventually won... I think I really like poker. :D I have a feeling I'll be playing this long after I've heard all the lines.

    I just wish Tycho wouldn't fold so often... it's like he's not even there most of the time. And I do get the feeling that the cards are in the CPU's favor.

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