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In the course of this volume I say, "I have never read a bad book on poker." Some poker books give more information, some less, but every one of them passes along to the reader the expe¬rience of a first-class poker player who has worked out his own approach to winning play.
I have read every poker book that has come my way—literally dozens of them. From every book without exception I have learned something. I wish in this introduction to acknowledge my indebtedness to all the ...
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Overview

In the course of this volume I say, "I have never read a bad book on poker." Some poker books give more information, some less, but every one of them passes along to the reader the expe¬rience of a first-class poker player who has worked out his own approach to winning play.
I have read every poker book that has come my way—literally dozens of them. From every book without exception I have learned something. I wish in this introduction to acknowledge my indebtedness to all the authors of all the poker books I have read, and to all the fine practical players from whom I have learned, but especially to the following:
OSWALD JACOBY, who is justly recognized as the standard authority. His book on poker is the classic. His skill as a practical player is famous.
GEORGE COFFIN, an outstanding contributor to the laws of poker, a great practical player.
JAMES WICKSTEAD, the pundit on stud poker, whose book on that game has helped thousands of poker players.
JOHN CRAWFORD, whose book (How to Be a Consistent Winner in the Most Popular Card Games) I quote in the pages that follow.
LOUIS A. LAWRENCE, another great player and writer, whose writ-ings on poker have been especially informative on the game of "low-ball."
THE TWO OUTSTANDING PLAYERS AND WRITERS who choose to sign their books "Jack King" and "John Moss" respectively, and whose real names I would not dare reveal since they do not choose to do so themselves.
MAURICE ELLINGER, the great British authority, whose book is as justly celebrated in his own country as Jacoby's is in my country.
ELY CULBERTSON, my late close friend, who was as good at poker as at bridge.
THE ANCIENTS, including the old Scotsman R. F. Foster and all the others whose books started all of us poker writers on our way.
I wish also to thank my patron and publisher, William R. Mathews Sr., "the sole progenitor of this book," as Shakespeare would have said; I know he joins me in wishing you, the reader of this book, happy gaming and a few extra chips when the long day's over.
ALBERT MOREHEAD.


CONTENTS

HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF POKER PACK
About the game of poker 7
Poker is a game of skill 8
The laws of poker 9
The forms of poker 11
Draw poker 11
Jackpots _ 11
Straight draw poker 12
Blind opening 12
Stud poker 12
Five-card stud 12
Seven-card stud 13
Freak or special games 13
Lowball 13
High-low poker 13
Wild-card games 13
Special hands 14
FACTS APPLYING TO ALL FORMS OF POKER
What you have to know 16
Advice to all poker players 21
Ethics and etiquette 21
Just how important is mathematics? 23
Psychology and bluffing 26
Position - 30
Money management 32
Card memory and analysis 37
THE PRINCIPAL FORMS OF POKER
Draw poker 39
Jackpots 52
Straight draw poker 54
Blind opening 56
Lowball 59
The Bug 61
High-low poker 63
Deuces wild 64
Stud poker 66
Five-card stud 66
Seven-card stud 72
Seven-card high-low stud 74
LAWS OF POKER
General laws 76
Irregularities 81
Draw poker 85
Stud poker 87
Betting limits 90
POKER PROBABILITIES
Possible poker hands (original deal) 92
Blind opening draw poker 93
Lowball 95
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013962187
  • Publisher: Syed Arshad Gillani
  • Publication date: 2/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 495,798
  • File size: 786 KB

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