Terrible Fortune in Poker

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

Ok, that might appear to be a bit ubsurd, but poker is a casino game loaded with superstitions. Did you know that if you’re wagering a game with 2 different decks and you’re asked to pick the deck, you should always select the deck of cards that’s the furthest away from you? Or, how about If you get a streak of bad cards, you must settle on a hankerchief to destroy your bad luck? It is certainly considered good luck to blow through a deck of cards when they are being randomized.

A few other interesting poker folklores are:

  • You might be able to alter the run of cards by walking around your chair three times.
  • The luckiest chair at the poker table looks at the entrance.
  • The unluckiest position has its rear to a fireplace.
  • When changing seats, you need to constantly do so following the clock.
  • The unluckiest poker card is the 4 of clubs.
  • It’s most unlucky to sit with your legs crossed at the poker table.
  • Sunday is a horrible day for gambling on cards.
  • The thirteenth is also a terrible day, despite when it falls during the week.

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