Winning Poker: 200 Rules, Techniques, and Strategies

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Winning Poker is a lushly designed guide to everyone's favorite Monday night game. It outlines the major games—Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud and Five-Card Stud, Five-Card Draw—as well as more outlandish versions like Baseball (and Night Baseball), High-Low, Roll Your Own, Guts, and High/Low Chicago. It also features tons of insider's tips to keep players on their toes, including how to read an opponent's bluff and spot a bluffer, how to analyze a game, decipher poker ...

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Overview

Winning Poker is a lushly designed guide to everyone's favorite Monday night game. It outlines the major games—Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud and Five-Card Stud, Five-Card Draw—as well as more outlandish versions like Baseball (and Night Baseball), High-Low, Roll Your Own, Guts, and High/Low Chicago. It also features tons of insider's tips to keep players on their toes, including how to read an opponent's bluff and spot a bluffer, how to analyze a game, decipher poker slang, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781579124038
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 7.31 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Angie Diamond grew up in the marshlands outside of Atlantic City and now resides in St. Louis near the banks of the Mississippi, right next to the mighty riverboat casinos.

Dean Matthewson is an avid Texas Hold ‘Em player who lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Basics 7
What You Need to Play 8
What You Need to Decide 9
Ranking of Hands: The Backbone of Poker 10
The Dealer, Banker & House Rules 13
Betting: The Language of Poker 15
Types of Players: Know Thine Enemy; Know Thyself 17
Poker Etiquette: Minding your P's and Q's (and Your Aces and Kings) 19
Part 2 The Grmes 23
Five-Card Draw: The Classic 24
Five-Card Stud: If it's good enough for Steve McQueen... 32
Seven-Card Stud: Where the pots get bigger 41
Texas Hold 'em: Today's Glamour Game 49
Omaha: Texas Hold 'em with a Twist 57
Hi-Low: Where a Terrible Hand Can Win You Money 65
Follow the Queen 72
Roll Your Own 73
High Chicago 74
Murder 75
Basic Baseball 75
Night Baseball 76
Anaconda or "Pass the Trash" 77
Spit in the Ocean 78
Twin Beds 78
Cincinnati 79
Ohio 79
Guts 80
Whiskey Poker 81
Part 3 Using the Numbers and Your Noggin 83
Betting Strategy: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck 84
Bluffing: Staying Straight-Faced When Your Intentions Are Crooked 85
Betting Odds and Ends: Blind bets, Betting Blindly, and Checking Bets 87
The Mathematics of Poker 89
The Ins and Outs of Outs and More on Poker Odds 91
Tells: The Psychology of Poker 94
Part 4 Other Venues and Resources 99
Casino Poker: Taking your Game to the Big Time 100
Online Poker (or Bluffing with Mouse in Hand) 101
Poker Books: After You've Read the Cards 103
Glossary 106
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