Poker is also called Solitaire. There are many different ways of saying it, the most accepted of which is that the cards were first seen in China, at least in the 969. At that time, a pair of cards in China has four suits, each suit has 14 cards, both used as paper money, but also used for the card play. There is a legend that a Venetian from China brought cards back to his hometown, so Venice is the first place in Europe with cards.
The Venetian traveler, possibly Nikki Rod Pollo, came back to Venice with his brother Matteo in 1269, or perhaps Nicolo's son, the famous Marco Polo, who followed them when his father and uncle went to China for the second time. Some pundits believe that India is more likely than China to be the origin of the card. It was suggested that there was a connection between the early European Cards (tarot) and The Hindu mythology goddess Ardhanari. The Goddess has four hands, each holding a wand, a cup, a sword, and a ring (representing money). In some of the early European cards, there was also a pattern symbol similar to this one. There is a saying that the cards were made by a gypsy who was originally a Hindu nation to Europe.
They entered Egypt through Persia and Arabia, and from Egypt to Europe, some 100 people, some of them, entered Paris in 1427. As early as 14th century or earlier, many parts of Europe, known as Nuremberg, Augsburg and Ulm (Ulm), have produced cards. Italy's Tarot card (TAROT) may be older than the time of the German solitaire: in an Italian document dating back to 1299, the Tarot card has been mentioned. The Duchess of Brabant, Johanna, taught Solitaire in the Netherlands in 1379, and has already had cards in Spain at least in 1371.
It may be that the Moors or the Saharan people brought the cards from Spain to Italy, but the intention to try to explain the similarity between the Spanish naipes of the word solitaire and the Arabic nabi did not succeed. The historical fact that the French King Charles VI ordered Jacquimin Greenneur to hand-draw a deck of cards in 1392 led to the emergence of the French version of the card source. But what is obvious is that a deck of cards that the king commanded to draw is nothing more than a deck of cards similar to those already used. At the time the Royal Treasurer, who was responsible for the payment of the accounts, had spoken of the third Officer Solitaire, printed in "Gold and all kinds of colors, and with many decorations, for the amusement of our King's Majesty."
"One of the 17 cards is currently on display at the French National Library. The time for the transfer of cards to Britain is later than in other European countries. Chaucer died in 1400, although he had counted the various entertainments of the time, but never mentioned Solitaire: "They danced, they played chess and banquets." "The information about Edward I in the Game of Four kings (k) with the flanging is almost certainly referring to some other game, perhaps some sort of chess play."
The earliest conclusive mention of the time of poker in the UK was in 1465, when a British poker maker applied to Edward IV to ban the importation of a foreign-made Zak, with an appropriate decree to substantiate it. C.P Hagravi in his book History of Poker: "There is a tale of Columbus and his sailors who are fond of gambling, and when they are struck by a storm in the vast and mysterious sea, they throw their cards into the sea with horror caused by superstition." Then, after they had reached the land, they regretted the reckless action, and in this new country they made some kind of poker with a leaf, which aroused great interest from the Indians. "Karma Serrazo De Nas Wiga's material (" Florida history "), said Spanish soldiers played cards with leather cards during the 1534 expedition. This statement seems to be more than just a legend.
Mexicans have a card play early, when Mexicans call it Amapa-tolli, where amapa means paper, and Tolli means game. Modern form of 52 cards a pair, divided into two red suits and two black color poker, it is likely from the early Italian Tarot card (TAROT) evolved from: At that time Tarot card four suits, each suit has 10 and 10 below the small card (SPOT CARDS) 10 Zhang, and 4 cards of the head: King (K), rear (Q) and knight and bodyguard. In the early days of playing cards, some of the modern poker is still a warrior instead. The bodyguard had been printed in a variety of different footman (valet) shapes, but still retained the name of the bodyguard, but in modern usage has been changed to known as J (JACK).
In 52 cards a pair of cards have no knight, and used as a head card. Chinese Solitaire is very different from Western Solitaire; the Chinese solitaire is narrow and long, usually 212 long. 5 inch, Width 0. 512 inches, the early cards are even narrower and longer. In terms of number and color of cards, both Chinese and Indian cards are very different from Western poker. There is an Indian solitaire, a pair of 144 cards, divided into 8 suits, 18 cards per suit, and another Indian fine card 120 cards, divided into 10 suits, each color 12 cards.
There is a kind of Chinese solitaire, a pair of only 30 cards, divided into 3 suits, 9 cards per suit, and 3 cards with absolutely great power, but there are usually 4 suits.
Poker as a luxury, can provide a large tax source for national tax, the United Kingdom in 1615, the first tax on poker.