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Up your game with free cardschat membership. Page 1 of 2 Register or Use the arrow to the right to read the next 1 page s. I want a set or two of really good, firm cards to use for home games when a couple friends get together and play. Who makes the best and what is a general price to have in a good set of cards.
Here are some of the suggestions from members: Copag - Recommended by most players! A casino standard just ask Phil Ivey. An economical choice for an informal poker game. My local poker club has been using Modiano Cristallo cards for years now. Larger cards with larger pips so that the older players can easily read their hands and the board.
They come in 8 different deck colors. When my friends are going to play we do not need expensive cards for the game, we just take not expensive cards of decks for a replacement, why buy expensive ones? I grew up in the 50s playing with Bicycle cards I still use them at home. IF it is not the best, it is among the best. Best cards are made in Belgium i think.
Kem, Bicycle, Gemaco, Copag, Fournier and others. I currently have 4 decks in rotation. My favourite are Copag with Fournier in a close second. The best playing card maker is the one which makes me the most money. Magic trick cards are the complete opposite of poker cards; they are built with specifically grippable cardboard on the back to enable easy grip with slight touch of fingers for sleigh of hand tricks and actually these are the decks used for cheat-shuffling in poker but real proper poker decks have very slippery wax-covered PLASTIC cards they are plastic layered on either side and card on the inside of the transparent protective layers.
The waxing is to make bend-shuffling etc not creases or damage them at all as well as enable easy gliding across felt. Copag is my favorite brand,Today we have many varieties of very good brands in the market. Originally Posted by RidersFan. Originally Posted by TheNutz4You. I think floor plastic cards more suited to the game.
I have two decks of Jack Daniel Old 7 cards that are the best. I think that bicycle cards are the best kind of cards and i got a 4 pack so that they will last a while and each pack is durable. Originally Posted by FlopYourNuts. Originally Posted by vinnie. But, they were well past the point where they would be used in a game, and it was probably related to sitting in a hot garage for months. I suppose it could happen to any.
Originally Posted by OzExorcist. If it is a good card, anything for me is ok. I rly like to use any plastic cards. No matter which firm-producer. Bicycle are really good and cheap - somewhere around 5 dollars. And they are good for everything. In principle, I do not care about the brand of playing cards, the main thing is that the cards were plastic and do not wear out for a long time.
I would recommend Copag or Kem playing cards. On the lower end you can get Bicycle cards, they are very good for their price. Bought a pack of Bicycle from Price Club 20 years ago and still have a few unopened ones. If we are playing for money, I like to use a new set. Certain cards are for Euchre with unused cards sit aside. There are better cards out there but I have always used the Bicycle brand and they hold up really well.
I converted to plastic cards only 4 months ago, and bought sets of Ritz, Da Vinci Harmony [bridge size], and Copag After a lot of shuffling and dealing, and around 30 hours of poker, I submit the following information for your discernment. Here are my comments on each of these plastic [all solid PVC] cards: RITZ The thinnest, most slippery, and most flexible of the bunch. Handling is sometimes challenging. Tended to stick together after several hours of play. The brightest and most glare of all, no texture at all.
Comes in a plastic case. I think the smaller size of the DV decks may have had something to do with that. Most difficult to get a good shuffle, and too stiff and thick IMO. Heavier texture than Copag. Thickness and flexibility seem just right to promote great shuffling.
Handling and dealing on par with the DVs. Ah, but they have a strong odor like burnt insulation that seems to weaken over time and action. Comes with a very good hard shell plastic case, the top of which kind of locks into place, and has an interior tab to keep the cards from moving around inside the case.
Hopefully, this preliminary information will be useful to someone. Of course, all this is in my humble opinion, and some may completely disagree.
Prices are from Amazon and recent. I intend to buy a poker set with jumbo index, and it will probably be Copag. I would like to hear of any opinions on this.
Also, does anyone know if all the cards are produced by an individual manufacturer using the same thickness and consistency of the PVC sheet?
KEM cards were the standard in California card clubs for decades. Page 1 of 2 Use the arrow to the right to read the next 1 page s. Join the Conversation at CardsChat. CardsChat is an online poker community of , members in countries. Why more than , poker players have joined CardsChat Quickly improve your game. Learn from online pros. Join more than , active members on our forum. I want a set or two of really good, firm cards to use for home. Page 1 of 2. Originally Posted by TheNutz4You bicycle cards are the standard in the industry.
Originally Posted by FlopYourNuts I think that bicycle cards are the best kind of cards and i got a 4 pack so that they will last a while and each pack is durable. Do you calculate your decisions? How many hours of poker is suitable for one day of play? What is the maximum numbers of tables you can play at once.
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