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Did you know that poker is responsible for the invention of the sandwich? Yes, the English lord John Montagu (1718-1792), known as
Did you know that poker is responsible for the invention of the sandwich? Yes, the English lord John Montagu (1718-1792), known as Earl of Sandwich (Fourth Earl of Sandwich), was fanatical about a primitive version of the sport called ‘póque’. His dedication was so great that he spent nights playing, with no time to stop or even eat. During a game, he asked his servant to prepare something practical that he could eat while playing, using only one hand.
The servant had the idea of placing a piece of meat between two slices of bread and taking it to the nobleman. He liked it so much that the delicacy started to be appreciated also by his letter partners - they asked “I want one like Sandwich”.
Interesting history there. Nice to see people from that time frame hooked on the game.
"Luck comes and goes but knowledge stays forever."
Join Date: Mar 2018
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Gambling is definitely not something new and so is not the addiction. It is good that poker sites have mandatory break of 5 minutes every 1 hour so that we can eat something.
Join Date: Mar 2020
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that does not stop being a game of chance, connecting probabilities, giving percentages of success in each hand, putting a quota of luck in connecting the winning card, is one of the most fun games I have played
Join Date: Mar 2016
re: Poker & Curiosities involving poker
I think the food itself exist for a longer time.
But the name origin from thar story.
Join Date: Apr 2015
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Hello, I knew the story that the Lord was playing cards for a long time but I didn't know it was due to poker. I should be playing the money of the reign hahaha