Poker Playing Cards

By Ucatchers

Hi to all our readers! Welcome to our article about Poker Playing Cards, an esential part of many games, not only poker but they are incredibly popular all around the globe and take part of uncountable games. Wikipedia defines them as pieces of specially prepared card stock, heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic that is marked with distinguishing motifs.

Poker playing cards present often the front and back with a finish to make handling easier. Playing cards are  usually are sold together in a set as a deck of cards. Even though they are most commonly used for playing games, they are also used in magic tricks, cardistry, card throwing, and card houses.

Poker Playing Cards History

It is believed that the origin of cards dates back to the XII in China, even thiugh they reached the highest popularity in Europe. To this end, the Arabs brought them through the conquest of Spain and the South of France. It was, in fact, in the region of Aragon and Castilla where playing cards took part of games, as it is written in 1310, in the Consejo de Ciento.

 

 

¿Cuántas cartas tiene una baraja de poker?

Las barajas de poker, están formadas por cuatro grandes divisiones: los palos. Dos palos son de color rojo (diamantes y corazones) y dos de color negro (picas y tréboles). Cada palo está formado por 9 cartas con valor numérico (del 2 al 10) a la que debemos incluir el As y las tres figuras…

El As, como podemos ver en numerosos juegos de cartas suele considerarse la primera carta numerada de cada palo por lo que perfectamente podemos darle el valor de un 1. Y en cuanto al Jack, la Dama y el Rey, son las tres cartas que se sitúan entre el 10 y el As.

De esta forma, cada palo de la baraja de poker tiene 13 cartas. Así pues, con cuatro palos por baraja, llegamos a la conclusión que una baraja de poker tiene 52 cartas. A éstas se le puede añadir uno, dos o hasta tres comodines; aunque en la majoría de combinaciones de poker, no se permite su uso.

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