In this Updated, New Edition, you'll learn how to play every hand from every position with every type of flop. Learn the 14 categories of starting hands, the 10 most common hold'em tells, how to evaluate a game for profit, the value of deception, the art of bluffing, 8 secrets to winning, starting hand categories, position, and more! Includes detailed analysis of the top 40 hands and the most complete chapter on hold'em odds in print. Over 400,000 copies sold! 224 pages
An Essential Guide to Texas Holdem Poker Rules, Hands, and Strategy
Author: Drew Jackson
The allure of poker is not something that can be attributed to romanticized movies and TV shows alone. Although, of course, watching Joe Cool poker-faced mafia types on HBO, pushing their chips towards the center of the poker table with a haughty "all in," got most of us curious to know more. Texas Hold'em has become the most popular variation of poker, played around the world in people's homes at friendly gathering poker nights; in casinos; online; and on TV. It's everywhere - certainly not just in Texas. Whether you are aspiring for a seat in a friendly or competitive poker game, or you just want to know what all the fuss is about, this book is designed to teach you everything you need to know to get started, and to start winning. You'll learn all the basic rules of the game, including definitions for poker lingo, and how to recognize a winning hand. Most importantly though, you will learn when and how to bet big, strategies for feeling out the other players, and how to increase your chances of taking the whole pot. So when you're ready to get started, and have practiced your most believable, serious poker face in the mirror a few times: Game on.
Mr. Big Talks Blackjack Craps Slots and Texas Hold Em Poker ( The Basics )
Author: Wayne Clingman
In one paperback volume we have all of the Mr. Big Talks: series with books on Blackjack, Craps, Slots, and Texas Hold 'Em Poker! Knowing the basic rules and a few pointers will make the world of table games more enjoyable and, perhaps, help luck be a lady!
Poker is taking the Internet by storm. People win millions online every day. This book shows you the basics you need to know to be able to compete in the world's fastest-growing pastime. Illustrated in colour, it teaches the beginner the essential techniques, and attempts to bring the game to life.
A Beginner's Guide to Learn How to Play Poker, the Rules, Hands, Table, & Chips
Author: Steven Hartman
Publisher: CRB Publishing
Category: Games & Activities
Master Texas Hold’em Poker for Fun and Profit! In Texas Hold’em, players compete against each other – not just the dealer (as in other casino games). This popular and exciting game offers many profitable opportunities to smart, savvy, and educated players. Take the plunge and start your Texas Hold’em adventure today! Poker: How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker will welcome to the poker table with everything you need to win big – from the most basic elements of the game to advanced strategies for increasing your winnings. You’ll find out how to navigate the various seats at the Texas Hold’em poker table, play the game like a pro, and avoid the “never ever” mistakes that trap so many other beginners. In no time, you’ll be winning big, feeling great, and raking in the chips! Before you sit down at the table for the first time, make sure to spend time with your copy of Poker. You can make the most of your investments, learn to read the table and your opponents, and separate poker myths from poker facts. This complex and exciting game has many nuances details to enjoy – including the subtle art of reading other players. Develop your poker face, learn to avoid your tells, and give your opponents a run for the money by “reading their minds” and playing your hand to the greatest advantage!
One of the fascinating aspects about Hold'em is its dual nature. The game is both incredibly simple and incredibly complex. If you've watched any World Poker Tour (WPT) broadcast, you've heard Hold'em described as a game that "takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master." That is really true, and a large part of the appeal of the game is that you can sit down and learn how to play almost immediately. However, after playing a bit, you become aware that Hold'em has many layers, each more complex than the previous one. The deeper you develop your understanding of the game, the better your results should be. The best thing for you is this: most players never work to develop their games. What they know about the game is strictly what they draw from their personal experience at the table, much of which they don't properly interpret. In fact, they often misinterpret their experience in counterproductive ways. So there is great opportunity for those who wish to invest a bit of time and effort in improving their game. Currently, a huge number of books on limit Hold'em are available, with many more being written. However, very little exists for the brand new player, whose only exposure to Hold'em may be what he has seen on television and perhaps a few hands played at a casino or in a home game. This book provides someone who has played little or no limit Hold'em with a sound basic strategy that will add to both his enjoyment of the game and his bottom line. You must walk before you can run, and this book teaches those first steps. If you absorb and put into practice the information in this book, you should become a winning low-limit holdíem player. This will put you ahead of the 90 percent or so of public cardroom poker players who lose money at the game. Once you acquire a framework for beating the game, you can then take your game to the next level. The book is designed for simplicity. We present 52 tips, each of which provides a valuable kernel of information. We present the tips chronologically as you progress through a hand of Hold'em. Obviously, everything to know about holdíem cannot be reduced to just 52 items. However, these 52 tips deal with some of the most important and most frequently encountered decisions you will have to make. Hold'em can be both very complex and quite simple. This book keeps the game as simple as possible for you. Specifically, we do this by presenting a strategy that helps you steer clear of many of the common pitfalls in Hold'em, pitfalls that can quickly erode your stack of chips. Staying out of potentially dangerous situations is very important to a player new to the game, as many of them require a feel for the game that only experience can produce. Although this book is aimed at the newer player, the concepts are relevant to all levels of Hold'em. Thus, we think that most players will find some benefits to their game by reading this book. Even if the tips presented in the book are not new to you, you will find it beneficial to treat them as a refresher course, since a true mastery of poker involves not only learning concepts, but remembering and putting them into practice.
Poker is America’s national card game, and its popularity continues to grow. Nationwide, you can find a game in progress everywhere. If you want to play, you can find poker games on replicas of 19th century riverboats or on Native American tribal lands. You can play poker at home with the family or online with opponents from around the world. Like bowling and billiards before it, poker has moved out from under the seedier side of its roots and is flowering in the sunshine. Maybe you’ve never played poker before and you don’t even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don’t know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you’re a poker expert, you still can benefit – some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger. Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold'em Setting up a game at home Playing in a casino: Do's and don'ts Improving your play with Internet and video poker Deciphering poker sayings and slang Ten ways to read your opponent's body language Playing in poker tournaments Money management and recordkeeping Knowing when and how to bluff Poker looks like such a simple game. Anyone, it seems, can play it well – but that's far from the truth. Learning the rules can be quick work, but becoming a winning player takes considerably longer. Still, anyone willing to make the effort can become a good player. You can succeed in poker the way you succeed in life: by facing it squarely, getting up earlier than the next person, and working harder and smarter than the competition. Foreword by Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion.
This concise, comprehensive guide, on Texas Hold'em Poker is packed with tips and information that players need to know. For beginners, it explains the rules of Texas Hold'em, basic strategy, and how to play in a cardroom. More advanced players, benefit from statistical charts, vignettes from actual poker games, and detailed information on how the social and psychological aspects of the game determine strategy. Readers also learn the unique view that an expert chess player brings to analyzing poker, as author Sam Braids compares and contrasts the two games. As a special bonus, the book includes an analysis of online poker, instructions on how to use a computer to play Internet poker, and explains the strategic adjustments necessary to succeed online.
Turn on the TV, drop by a newsstand, or just browse the checkout your local supermarket and you'll see firsthand that Texas Hold 'Em is the poker game everyone's playing. It's a game that's deceptively simple, yet within its easy framework you’ll find truth and trickery, boredom and fear, skill and misfortune—in other words, all the things that make life fun and worth living! Texas Hold'em For Dummies introduces you to the fundamental concepts and strategies of this wildly popular game. It covers the rules for playing and betting, odds, etiquette, Hold'em lingo, and offers sound advice to avoid mistakes. This handy reference guide gives new and even seasoned players winning strategies and tactics not just for playing the game, but for winning. You'll learn: Rules and strategies for limit, no-limit, tournament, and online play How to "play" the other players The importance of your bankroll—recommended sizes and more Hands you should and should not play How to camouflage your play and dodge traps When, who, and how to bluff How to maximize your win with check-raising and trapping The different approaches for playing in private games, casinos, card rooms, tournaments, and on the Internet How to use mathematics to your advantage Texas Hold 'Em is a game of both skill and chance. But it's a game that can be beaten, and whether you want to make money, sharpen your game, or just have a good time, Texas Hold 'Em for Dummies will give you the winning edge.
Learn When To Hold 'Em And When To Fold 'Em. . . Poker has never been hotter, with the World Series of Poker and celebrity tournaments flooding television screens and online poker rooms drawing millions of visitors every month. While the basic rules of poker are fairly simple, learning how to win can be a challenging—and potentially expensive—experience for novice players. Updated with the latest information, this essential guide from renowned casino insider Victor H. Royer reveals what it takes to more consistently profit from real-life situations. Here you'll find practical, easy-to-apply lessons to help achieve better, more consistent results when playing at the casino, in a local tournament, online, or just in a casual Friday night game with friends: An easy-to-use odds chart for starting hands Rules and techniques for Texas Hold'Em, stud poker, Omaha Hi-Lo, and others The lowdown on low- and middle-limit cash games How to play in tournaments both small and large The ins and outs of playing online The newest poker games, including Badugi, Badacey, mixed games like H.O.R.S.E., and more! A smart player is a strong player—let Powerful Profits from Poker put you on the winning path.
Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow Poker!
Author: Frank Scoblete
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Aiding the average poker player to obtain above average results at the casino, this guide to some of the hottest games in poker goes beyond teaching the game itself for intelligent and direct strategies on how to win. In "Everything Casino Poker," acclaimed gambling expert Frank Scoblete looks at popular casino poker games--including video poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow--and analyzes ways to gain an edge to beat the house. Thoroughly examining the rules of each variant of poker and the statistics and strategies that surround them, the guide provides a solid foundation that will better the player's performance and experience, regardless of time spent at the casino tables.
THIS BOOK SHOULD BE IN EVERY TOURNAMENT HOLDEM PLAYER'S POCKET AS IT WILL GET YOU INTO THE MONEY BUBBLE AND PERHAPS WIN YOU MANY TOURNAMENTS FROM STRATEGY TO TELLS TO BASICS TO MATH THIS IS THE BEST TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT BOOK YOU CAN OWN HANDS DOWN IT HAS IT ALL
Most people playing online poker think they are winning players when they're actually losing month after month. But, if you have basic knowledge of the game and follow Paul Mendelson's techniques, you can ensure that you win regularly and consistently. Find out how to: Select the best poker sites for your standard. Analyse your opponents and their games. Adapt your game to combat the styles of play you meet. Counter the costly dangers of 'tilt' and temperament. Manage your bankroll and build it into serious money. Play to benefit from being alert while others - in another time zone - are exhausted. Make the right decisions - and avoid costly mistakes. Read your opponents correctly - and keep them guessing about you!
This book s separated from the chaff of other online poker books by presenting the reader with real strategies, real options, and easy and fun way to join the millions of online players around the globe. Readers learn the five steps to getting started, how to move money in and out of accounts safely, 21 advantages of playing online, how to play for free or for profit, how to simultaneously play multiple screens and games, and much more including how to make a living online! Internet poker has a vastly different strategy that is only glossed over in other books and key topics like playing for real money and side issues are completely ignored. Other topics include Internet-specific strategies, how to sign up and play, different games and levels available, and how to recognize and protect against collusion.
Players learn the rules and strategies for seven card stud, hold'em, draw poker and lowball, which hands to play, how to bet, when to play aggressively and how to gain an immediate edge over less skillful players. Glossary. A fast read.
The poker craze is sweeping the globe, and Australasia hasn't been spared. With poker now played in many of the nation's pubs and clubs, newcomers are desperate for any tips to turn them into winning players. Let's Play Poker has everything the beginner needs to understand the basics of playing in a No Limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament. Written by world-reknowned poker professional and 2006 Aussie Millions Champion Lee Nelson, the book includes sections on The history of poker, Texas hold'em and the basics of the game; Basic strategies for single- table Sit 'n' Go tournaments; How to win your way through multi-table tournaments; The psychology of playing No Limit Texas Hold'em. Let's Play Poker also includes valuable information such as hand rankings and a glossary of poker terms.
The newest book in the multimillion selling series, this quick, easy-to-read primer on Americas hottest game shows you the basics of playing and winning at limit and no-limit hold'em in both cash games and tournaments. Packed with professional tips and winning strategies, this book will get you in on the action, and with a little luck, on television holding a million dollars in cash. 64 pages