Teach Yourself VISUALLY Poker

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Do you feel like you're up the river at a poker table? Can you tell a bad hand from a good one? Do you know a kicker from a Joker? With Teach Yourself Visually Poker, you can become an ace player in no time, whether you play at home, in a casino or club, or online! You'll learn the basic rules, terms, and strategies for such popular poker games as Draw, Stud, Texas Hold'em, and Omaha. Step-by-step plays teach you how to read your opponents, how to tell when to hold or fold, and how to bluff like a pro. ...

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Overview

Do you feel like you're up the river at a poker table? Can you tell a bad hand from a good one? Do you know a kicker from a Joker? With Teach Yourself Visually Poker, you can become an ace player in no time, whether you play at home, in a casino or club, or online! You'll learn the basic rules, terms, and strategies for such popular poker games as Draw, Stud, Texas Hold'em, and Omaha. Step-by-step plays teach you how to read your opponents, how to tell when to hold or fold, and how to bluff like a pro. Hand-ranking and odds charts help you to take your game to a whole new level.

Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to playing the game and are ideal for quick reference

  • Color photos make learning hands, strategies, and variations a sure thing
  • Step-by-step instructions walk you through betting strategies and the play of typical hands
  • Helpful tips provide additional guidance
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471799061
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/21/2006
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Ramsey shares his extensive knowledge of home, casino, and online poker through hundreds of instructional photos and illustrations to make learning—and winning—the world's favorite game easier. Ramsey has written dozens of how-to books for consumers and businesses.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Game of Poker.

The Basics.

History.

Cards.

Chips.

Ranks.

Odds.

Rules.

Betting.

People.

Etiquette.

Poker Smarts.

Laws.

Chapter 2. Draw Poker.

Draw Poker Rules.

Draw Poker Starting Hands.

Draw Poker Betting.

The Draw Poker Showdown.

Strategies for Winning Draw Poker.

Draw Poker Variations.

Chapter 3. Stud Poker.

Stud Poker Rules.

Stud Poker Starting Hands.

Stud Poker Betting.

The Stud Poker Showdown.

Strategies for Winning Stud Poker.

Stud Poker Variations.

Chapter 4. Hold'em Poker.

Hold'em Poker Rules

Hold'em Poker Starting Hands.

Hold'em Poker Betting.

The Hold'em Poker Showdown.

Strategies for Winning Hold'em Poker.

Chapter 5. Omaha Poker.

Rules of Omaha.

Starting Hands for Omaha.

Betting in Omaha.

The Showdown in Omaha.

Winning Strategies for Omaha.

Playing Omaha/8.

Chapter 6. Play Home Poker.

Play Poker at Home.

Popular Home Games.

Home Poker Strategies.

Chapter 7. Play Online Poker.

Play Poker Online.

Online Poker Games and Rooms.

Online Poker Strategies.

Chapter 8. Play Video Poker.

How to Play Video Poker.

Popular Video-Poker Games.

Video-Poker Strategies.

Chapter 9. Play Casino Poker.

Play Casino Poker.

Popular Casino Poker Games.

Casino Poker Strategies.

Chapter 10. Play Tournament Poker.

Tournament Poker.

Popular Poker Tournaments.

Tournament Strategies.

Appendix A: Charts.

Appendix B: Poker Resources.

Glossary of Poker Terms.

Index.

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