Sep 18th, 2012, 06:38 PM
settle an arguement
hey Folks first time here and i just got a question on Poker history
it was long before my time ...ive only been playing poker since around 05 or so... but back in the day (atleast according to old western movies) if you had more chips you could win by pushing in more chips than your opponent had and if he couldnt borrow it he couldnt match the bet and lost ......ok now i know thats not typical anymore some people may play like that but its not the norm so heres my questions
1)Was this every part of the official rules of poker
2)When did this practice fall out of use
Sep 19th, 2012, 01:51 AM
This is sort of a tough one as I know I've read about this somewhere, but I can't recall where and Google isn't helping much.
Anyway, to somewhat answer your questions.
1) No, because there weren't any official rules for card games before Edmond Hoyle wrote them down in 1742 and, for poker, they included the notion of being all-in.
2) Not a clue but somewhere before 1742.
Sep 19th, 2012, 10:55 AM