With the improvement of the standard of living, more and more people tend to pay much attention to their spiritual life. Poker is a good way to enrich people’s life and nurture their souls. Playing poker has become an international game for people all over the world. Although it is quite popular, there is still a must for us to know more about poker. Now let’s learn several poker knowledge points from The One with All the Poker in Friends, a well-known situation comedy.
In The One with All the Poker, the relevant conversation is as follows:
A: So now we draw cards.
B: So I wouldn’t need any. I have a straight.
A: Oh, good for you! Congratulations!
In a poker game, there are 10 hands of cards, namely five of a kind, straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, pair and high card. Straight is ranked the 6th among the poker hands. Then, what is straight? A straight is 5 cards in order, such as 5-6-7-8-9. Although an ace may be considered as high or low, a straight can not wrap around. For example, A-K-Q-J-T is a straight while Q-K-A-2-3 is not a straight.
NO.2 Four of a Kind
The conversation in The One with All the Poker as follows:
A: Don’t need them. I’m going for fours. Chandler, could you?
B: Here we go.
“Fours” in the conversation means four of a kind. In the above paragraphs, we can know that four of a kind is ranked 3rd in the card hands. Do you know what this poker term means? Actually, it is quite simple for people to understand. Four of a kind means four cards of the same rank. The hand with the higher-rank four of a kind wins if there are two or more hands that qualify. Then, how to judge who is high or low when they hold the same four of a kind? When there are two four of a kinds with the same rank, the player who holds the high card outside the four of a kind wins the game.
NO.3 Full House
The short conversation in the situation comedy Friend is in the following.
A: What do you get?
B: Full house.
A: You got me.
In card hands, full house is ranked the 4th. In fact, a full house is a three of a kind and a pair. For example, Q-Q-Q-7-7 belongs to a full house in a poker game. How can we judge who wins the game when poker players hold the same cards with a full house at the same time? As for this, we can compare the three of a kind at the first and then the pair. For example, J-J-J-7-7 beats 9-9-9-7-7. 9-9-9-7-7 beats 9-9-9-5-5. Of course, the rest can be done in the same way.
An interesting conversation about bluffing in comedy Friends is listed as follows.
A: I see. You were lying.
B: About what?
A: About how good your cards were.
B: I was bluffing.
A: And what is bluffing?
B: Is it not another word for lying?
Aha! This is quite an interesting conversation in the comedy! The guy uses a good poker skill to make himself look confident in front of other poker players. He pretends that he holds the good hand of cards so that he can have more mental advantages than other players in the game. However, the girl can not be aware of this small poker trick at the first. As a matter of fact, poker is not just a game of chance. It is also a game of psychological battle between poker players.
NO.5 Five-Card Draw
A relevant conversation that talks about five-card draw in The One with All the Poker can be seen in the following.
A: Listen, I’m parked at a meter. Let’s do it. Okay?
B: We’ll start with five-card draw.
Then we’ll go into the studs and he hold ‘ems. I talked to Cousin Nathan.
As a matter of fact, among all the poker hands, five-card draw is thought to be one of the most common hand types. In a formal poker game, each poker player at a poker table is required to deal with five cards. Afterwards, they need to make a bet in the round of the game. In general, in the process of playing cards, every player may discard up to 3 cards and get back from the deck as many playing cards as he or she has discarded in the game. After that, another round of betting follows according to poker rules. Then, hands need to be revealed. In a poker game, it is also called showdown. Finally, the person who has the cards with the highest rank wins at the game.
In addition to the above interesting pokers terms that are presented in The One with All the Poker, there are many other funny poker words and skills. Poker is a very interesting world and it is worth your deeper exploration. If you pay more attention to your life and poker, you will certainly find and learn more about poker.