Linda Johnson: The “F Word” –

I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Tournament Directors Association Summit held this summer at the Aria. Congratulations to the more than 200 tournament directors who attended and worked together to come up with some new rules for poker tournaments and to modify some of the old rules.

One topic that prevailed throughout the Summit was the desire to “bring the fun back to poker.” Some rules were added or deleted with that theme in mind. Quite frankly, I’ve been playing poker in public cardrooms for more than 40 years and I don’t believe the fun ever left our poker rooms. Obviously it’s not as much fun when we lose, but I’ve had many days when I had a great time despite coming out in the red.

You may have heard me say that I always have three goals when I go out to play poker: 1) to win money, 2) to have fun, and 3) to make sure that my opponents have fun. All three are important to me. While we can’t always win, I hope you have similar goals. I believe it is each player’s responsibility to make sure that poker remains fun; if it doesn’t, your opponents may stop playing.

Here are a dozen things you can do to make sure that our poker world stays fun:

Be a good loser. Don’t whine or tell bad-beat stories. I can’t think of a bad beat that I haven’t either personally taken or heard about from other players. We all take beats and trust me, other players don’t want to hear about yours. Be a good winner. Don’t over celebrate and/or gloat when you win. Talk to your opponents and make them feel welcome; socialize with them between hands. Ask them where they are from…if they are from

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