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Complete Book of Hold 'Em Poker: A Comprehensive Guide to Playing and Winning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780818406058
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 313
  • Sales rank: 1,368,710
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 3
Part 1 Hold 'Em for Beginners
2. Entering a Public Cardroom 17
3. The Play of the Game 27
4. The First Betting Round 38
5. The Flop 54
6. The Last Two Cards 74
7. Some Overrated Concepts 78
Part 2 Advanced Concepts
8. Pick the Right Table 87
9. Picking a Seat 99
10. Theories of Poker 107
11. Betting Theory: The Odds 117
12. A Theory of Starting Hand Value 127
13. A Theory of Flop Play: Counting Outs and Evaluating Draws 156
14. The Dynamics of Game Conditions 189
15. Table Image 192
16. Player Stereotypes 197
17. Women and Poker 210
18. Spread-Limit Games 215
19. Double Bet on the End Games 219
20. Kill Games 222
21. Short-handed Games 224
22. Tournaments 231
23. No-Limit and Pot-Limit Poker 237
Part 3 Special Situations
24. Cheating 243
25. Playing for a Living 249
26. Know Yourself 256
Part 4 Playing Some Hands
27. Playing a Draw 265
28. Playing a Pocket Pair 273
Part 5 Continuing Education
29. Mathematics of Poker 281
30. Other Books on Hold 'Em 291
31. Poker and the Internet 299
Glossary 305
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2001

    I stole this book

    Gary Carson is something of a celebrity in the poker world. Some people love him; some people just love to hate him. I've sat on both sides of the fence at various times. But say what you will about him, Gary knows poker. Read his book...he'll turn you into a winning player. Then for a real laugh go to Google Groups and read some of the flames he hurls on rec.gambling.poker.

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