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Poker was a card game that originated on Earth. On Stardate 1512.2, Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was inspired by the game to bluff Commander Balok of the First Federation vessel Fesarius with the claim that the Enterprise had a failsafe device made from the imaginary substance corbomite, which Kirk claimed would redirect any destructive energies back to the attacker. The ploy worked, buying Kirk time to open dialogue with the apparently hostile Balok.[1]

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