There are many rules of etiquette in poker. So not to bombard or overload players with all of them at once, we will introduce a new rule every few weeks.
We only do this to ensure a good clean game to be had by all!
The first rule of Forester’s Poker is the Tournament Director’s decision is always right!
This season basic rules & etiquette will be enforced more rigorously than they have been in the past with a new system of yellow & red cards (Like Football)
A player will get a verbal warning first, if the player persists they will be issued with a YELLOW CARD & A 2 x BIG BLIND FINE even if they are in the big blind & they CAN NOT play that hand! Lastly if the player persists again they will receive a RED CARD & a big blind fine. If a player receives 2 red cards in a they will be asked not to return.
Other rules where this applies are:
One Player Per Hand
Players NOT involved in a hand must not talk about the hand in play
Call him or her
They have a straight
There's a flush out there
I folded 9, 10
Players should also refrain from showing their cards to anyone, whether involved in the game or not.
Raising out of Turn
Anyone who RAISES out of turn will have to take back their chips & loses the right to aggressive action till the next card is dealt. They can only check, call or fold NOT RAISE
If this happens 3 times in the one hand the player’s cards are dead and automatically folded
No player will pick cards out of the “Muck”
Even if they were their own cards. Once you have folded your hand into the “Muck” it’s folded.
English Only at the Table
If it's that important why not share it with us all !!!
Show one, Show all
If you show your cards to anyone at the table, you will be expected to show them to everyone
2 Cards to Win the Pot
If it gets to showdown a player must show 2 cards to win the pot
Verbal Declarations are Binding
Verbal statement in turn denoting your action is binding & takes precedence over a different physical action