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How many people do you need to play poker?


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February 22, 2018 4:36PM

Poker is a game of strategy and needs to be played with a cool brain and a strong poker face. The number of players can vary from two to ten depending on the game structure designed by the host which can be either the online poker portal or live game organizer.

Less number like 2-4 would mean more action at the table, players will play more hands and at a much quicker pace. A lot of attention is required since the turns move fast. Players get less/ no time to socialize or observe the game of others at the table. With around 2-3 more players added to the group, competition increases and so does the strategies of the players. There is a lot to learn with these many players on board. The game remains interesting here along with some time for social interaction.

In the event with 8 or more players, time taken to finish one round increases and further slowing down the whole process. Even though the total pot money and the scope are much higher here, to be hanging in there requires a lot of patience. In that case, a player can even opt of playing multiple tables if playing online.

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June 13, 2015 3:43AM

Poker is generally played with four or more people.