There are endless numbers of games in our world that are definitely becoming popular among us. One of them is poker . At the present time, this game has become widely known. Poker rooms have flooded the Internet, television broadcasts are becoming permanent, championships and tournaments are regularly held all over the world. What is the reason for the popularity of poker?
Let’s try to plunge into the history of the origin of the game of poker
There are various versions of the emergence of poker. According to one, the emergence of the game dates back to 400-500 years ago, according to the other – at the beginning of the 19th century. For example, in 1526 in Italy and Spain a game called “primero” was first mentioned, which is in many ways similar to poker today. In France, the game was called “brelan”, possibly derived from the English word “Brag”, that is, bragging. Card games in Europe already included bluffing elements at that time.
For the first time the name ” poker ” was mentioned by the English actor Joseph Cromwell, who described the game, known in New Orleans as early as 1829. Jonathan Greene, in his book (1843), describes the rules of a game called the “game of deception.” The game was popular on the river boats of the Mississippi River. It is believed that it was Green who first called the “game of cheating” poker.
In the early days of poker, the game existed with a varying number of cards. For example, in the Persian game ÂS NAS, only 25 cards were used. Later, poker spread to America, where the number of cards increased to 52.
Of course, poker has changed many times so far. Around 1925, draw a community card appeared – additional cards that were used by all opponents were dealt face up on the table. Various variants of the game have appeared, such as Caribbean Poker , No Limit Texas Hold’em, Limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha , Omaha Hi / Lo, Russian poker and many other types of poker that are very popular around the world.
In our advanced age of high technology, poker has successfully taken its place among the intellectual games. The huge role in the popularization of the game is undoubtedly associated with the development of the Internet. It gives you the opportunity to take part in all kinds of tournaments without leaving your home!