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Don Groves (2009-08-31)
Game 34598, move 20: I won the hand on a showdown but was not able to see my opponent's hidden cards. The display only showed my hidden cards and the common cards. Why?
Thibault de Vassal (2009-08-31 14:05:20)
Hi Don, I don't see the point here... Your opponent (Player 1) pays by checking so you show your cards, he does not have to show his cards in this case if he hasn't a better hand (no player is all in).
Don Groves (2009-09-01 00:53:16)
According to the showdown rules I've seen on the Internet, if no one takes aggressive action (bet or raise) on the round of betting preceding the showdown, then the showing of hands begins to the left of the dealer, no matter who has the better hand.
Thibault de Vassal (2009-09-02 01:20:41)
Really? I've to read the rules again (I don't remember that, but it seems it's quite hard to find ALL poker rules)... anyone else can confirm?
Don Groves (2009-09-02 01:28:18)
No official rules
Hi, Thib -- While there are no "official" rules for poker, most clubs use Roberts Rules of Poker which can be found at many websites. Of course, there are also many exceptions...
Thibault de Vassal (2009-09-02 16:22:35)
I didn't even know about the "Roberts Rules of Poker" :) Looks like I've much to learn yet, I'll look at that soon.
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