Bad Fortune in Poker

by Ali on December 15th, 2009

For a match where most players rarely consider luck, there are tons of folklore in poker. When you say that a player was blessed in that poker tournament they won, be careful of how you say it. For instance, if you say that you were unfortunate, your fortune may not change.

Ok, that may sound a bit ubsurd, but poker is a game loaded with folklores. Did you realize that if you’re gambling a game with two different decks and you are asked to choose the deck, you should always choose the deck that’s the furthest away from you? Or, what If you have a run of terrible cards, you have to hang out on a hankerchief to break your bad luck? It’s actually considered good luck to blow through a pack of cards when they’re being mixed up.

Some other interesting poker folklores are:

  • You will be able to change the run of cards by going around your chair three times.
  • The luckiest spot at the poker table faces the door.
  • The worst seat has its rear to a fireplace.
  • When changing spots, you really should constantly do so following the clock.
  • The most detrimental poker card is the four of clubs.
  • It is most unfortunate to sit with your legs crossed at the poker table.
  • Mon is a bad day for betting on cards.
  • The thirteenth is also a bad day, regardless of what day of the week it is.

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