Winning at Texas Holdem’
Winning at Texas Holdem’ – History of Poker is a matter of some debate. The name of the game likely descended from the French word poque, which descended from the German word pochen (‘to knock’), but it is not clear whether the origins of poker itself lie with the games bearing those names.
It closely resembles the Persian game of as nas, and may have been taught to French settlers in New Orleans by Persian sailors.
Poker is commonly regarded as sharing ancestry with the Renaissance game of primero and the French brelan.