Manner or etiquette is a vital element in playing the poker game. As much as possible avoid throwing your chips in to the so-called pot. A player can place the chips in front of one’s cards in a stack. By doing so, the dealer will be sure that the bets are all correct and it will also allow other players to see how much exactly a particular player is betting. It is the dealer’s job to scoop all the chips into the pot before the dealer go for the next round.
If you have plans on going for a raise, a player should announce the word “raise” once it is his turn to do so. If not, a poker player must place the bet together with the raise all at the same time. If a player will be going back to one’s stack for a preparation of a raise and place in the bet, a player will make a move known as the string bet and this is not permitted or allowed thus a player’s raise will be void or not honored.
Always see to it that you are looking at your cards immediately and try to memorize them. In turn, it will allow the poker player to move smoothly have the game going. This will also avoids a player from giving any tells to other players that is possible to occur and all they need to do is to look in to your cards.
It is already up to the person playing poker to protect one’s cards every time. If you place your hands on top of the cards or maybe use a chip to cover it then do so. If just in case another player’s cards will be mixed with your cards during the act of throwing in their cards, this will be declared as dead and it is your hand that will be declared for it. That is why placing a chip on the hole cards will be of help.
Do not move or act if it is not your turn. If you will be doing this, other players will have an unfair advantage. Patience is very important that is why you need to make sure that you wait for your turn first before you act. The act of folding also requires a player to wait for one’s turn first.
Be quiet and do not mention about the recent cards you just threw away if a hand is still being played by other players. This is because if you will be mentioning that you just threw away this specific card, there is a possibility that the active player will need this card and thus will give them the advantage which is unfair.
These are just some things that a poker player should keep in mind whenever playing the poker game. It is nice to play a game and have fun with respect to co-players.