The Smarter Bet Guide to Poker: Texas Hold 'Em, Seven-Card Stud, and Other Popular Versions

The Smarter Bet Guide to Poker: Texas Hold 'Em, Seven-Card Stud, and Other Popular Versions

by Basil Nestor

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The Smarter Bet Guide to Poker: Texas Hold 'Em, Seven-Card Stud, and Other Popular Versions by Basil Nestor

You've got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them--and these professional strategies for winning at the poker table will show you how to handle the cards, beat the odds, and win. Success at poker is a matter of mathematics, and the tactics are easy to learn with this clear-cut advice on starting hands, profitable table conditions, dangerous card combinations, techniques for reading opponents, and much more. A triumph at the table begins with the fundamentals, such as understanding the difference between luck and skill and being able to rank the hands. Find out exactly what separates private from casino poker; insider tips on betting, raising, and folding; and information on poker economics, the "flop" (when five cards are revealed), and poker variations. "Smarter Bet Factoids" appear throughout, providing at-a-glance poker wisdom. Possible scenarios that might occur at the casino are revealed, with suggestions for dealing with them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402709623
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Series: Smarter Bet Guides Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: America's Game12
Part 1Basic Concepts10
Chapter 1Poker Fundamentals12
Chapter 2Playing Casino Poker26
Chapter 3Rules and Customs44
Part 2Strategies for Hold 'Em56
Chapter 4Starting Hands and Position58
Chapter 5Poker Economics70
Chapter 6Before the Flop82
Chapter 7The Flop and Beyond92
Part 3Other Games, Other Strategies104
Chapter 8Seven-Card Stud and Other Games106
Chapter 9Advanced Strategies114
Glossary122
Index126

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