What is poker?


Poker is a game competed for the strength of the hans. If you fold the opponent, you can win regardless of the strength of the hand, so it is said that it is a game with a high proportion of psychological warfare represented by bluffs. The number of wins and losses is not very meaningful, and the overall strategy to increase the chip when winning and minimize the loss when losing is more important. Predict the strength of other players' hands from the number of chips bet, and decide the chips you bet. In this game, in order to deceive the opponent, it is allowed to be surprised intentionally or to lie, but in actual games, there are not many scenes that can be used to judge your actions by reading the other person's facial expressions.

There are various rules in poker, and it is said that there are over 100 types. Texas Hold'em is a type of flop poker and is currently the most popular poker in the world.


There is some debate about the history of poker. In one theory, the name of the game is thought to come from the French poque, whose ancestor is pochen in Germany, which means “knock”. Poker is very similar to the Persian game Earth Nurse (ās nās), and it is often theorized that Earth Nurse probably entered New Orleans from Persian sailors through French immigrants, but David Parlett Questioned the theory that Earth Nurse did not go back to the end of the 19th century in the literature.


The other considered ancestors of poker are the Renaissance games Primero and French brelan. British Bragg is a game that incorporates the elements of bluff into Bull Run. (There were other games that used the concept of bluff at that time). It's also possible that the current poker was shaped by the influence of all these games.

British actor Joseph Crowell wrote about a poker game in New Orleans in 1829, the game written there is the player who made the highest hand using 20 cards It was done by four people with the rule of winning. Jonathan H. Green's An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling (GB Zieber, Philadelphia) published in 1843 states that poker was transmitted from New Orleans by a Mississippi rivership and was usually played as gambling.

As soon as poker spread, it was played with 52-card decks, and the flash was introduced. During the Civil War, various poker rules were born, including draw poker, stud poker (with 5 cards in hand), straight poker and more.


Poker in Japan


In Japan, a poker called closed poker is played, but it is often played with the wrong rules.A bet (chip bet) is made once after a card exchange, but in a bet after a card exchange, players decide whether to get out according to the strength of their hand. It is less strategic in Japan.

In rules like a bet only after a card exchange in Japan, there is no bargaining and the fun of poker like this has been lost. So the spread of poker is important.

Japan Poker Association

The Japan Poker Association is an NPO (Non-Profit Organization) established with the aim of spreading healthy poker in Japan. It supports the sound management of the poker business and the activities of many Japanese poker players overseas. It is a member of the IFP-Poker International Federation and TDA.