Poker etiquette is a set of rules that govern how you behave in a poker game. Many of these rules are unwritten, but they are still important to remember and practice. These unwritten rules help make the game run smoothly and make everyone more comfortable. Examples of acceptable poker table etiquette include keeping your chip stack neat and orderly, tipping your dealer, and not throwing your cards.
It is unethical to remove prize money before the end of a tournament. This is because the event is expected to be played to the end. Therefore, a private agreement that removes the prize money early would be unethical. However, poker tournament management has the right to alter or cancel the event if necessary.
A number of organizations oversee poker tournaments. One of these organizations is the professional Tournament Directors Association, or Poker TDA. It was founded by poker players Matt Savage, Linda Johnson, and Jan Fisher in 2001. Today, the organization has more than 2,500 members in 63 countries. Its members include managers of live poker rooms, circuits, and independent tournaments. Jack Effel, the director of the World Series of Poker, is a member of the organization.
Poker players should know the difference between a standard and non-standard hand. A non-standard hand is a poker hand that does not meet the official poker rules. It is made up of different types of cards, usually with wild cards. It is also called a special hand or a freak hand. The composition of these hands varies depending on the rules of a particular game. This is why it is important to check the exact rules before playing with them.