Winning 7-Card Stud: Transforming Home Game Chumps into Casino Killers

Winning 7-Card Stud: Transforming Home Game Chumps into Casino Killers

by Ashley Adams

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Winning 7-Card Stud: Transforming Home Game Chumps into Casino Killers by Ashley Adams

The most popular poker game in America is 7-Card Stud, but the simple fact is that 90 percent of those who play it lose! The difference between being a loser and a winner boils down to just one thing -- knowledge. Whether you're a sometime player looking for an edge at a Friday night get-together or you seriously want to win at poker in a casino, the insider information in this step-by-step guide can help you learn what you need to know to beat your opponents and make money. Ten years ago, author Ashley Adams successfully made the jump from casual player to winning casino 7-Stud player, winning ring games and tournaments from Connecticut to California. His proven advice can work for you, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780818406355
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Chapter 17-Card Stud Basics1
Introduction1
Poker Words and Phrases2
Why Play 7-Card Stud?5
Basic Rules of the Game8
How Casino Games Differ from Home Games13
Casino "Players"27
Different Casino Rules29
First Time in a Casino32
Chapter 2Winning Basic Strategy40
Introduction40
Starting Strategy40
Seat Selection48
Basic Strategy for 7-Card Stud53
Strategy Variations for Spread Limit Games84
Predictability88
Tells90
Image and Attitude94
Dealing with Losses96
Money Management103
Staying Too Long105
Buying In107
At What Level Should You Start?109
Keeping Records109
Poker Thinking111
Chapter 3Deception115
Deceptive Poker Moves116
Summary137
Chapter 4Putting People on Hands139
Remembering Cards139
Giveaway Tells145
Summary152
Chapter 5Expanding Your Repertoire154
Playing More Hands154
Two Wrongs Can Make a Right166
Drafting and Poker169
Playing in Different Types of Games171
Playing in Poker Tournaments179
Chapter 6General Poker Concepts189
Psychology: Getting Your Mind Right to Win189
Psychology: Ego193
The Rake195
Odds and Ends199
Random Thoughts and Observations207
Taking It to the Next Level208
A Plan for Moving Up209
Poker Quiz215
Bibliography231
Glossary237
Index245
About the Author253

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