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Poker for Dummies - Harroch R.

Harroch R. Poker for Dummies - Wiley publishing , 2003. - 314 p.
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number of players, 12 suits, 15
Super System-A Course in Power Poker, 237
super-satellites, 163
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table stakes, 21, 230 tactics, 37
taking break if losing emotional control, 144
tapped out, 230 tells, 132, 137, 196, 231,247 hats and, 154 spotting, 251
Poker For Dummies
Tevis, Walter, 160 Texas Hold’em acting later in hand, 64 aggressiveness, 68 all-in to call, 193 backdoor draw, 66 basic rules, 59-60 best hand, 14 betting, 18, 75-76 big pots, 79-80 blind bets, 32, 60 bluffing on the turn, 76-77 buck, 60 button, 60
calling with losing hand, 80
casinos, 60-61
checkraise, 75-76, 77-78
continuing beyond flop, 61
dangerous flops, 71
differences from Seven-Card Stud, 60
draw-outs, 60
early position, 60, 65
exposed communal cards, 60
first two cards, 60
fit or fold, 61, 69
flop, 59, 192
flopping draw, 71
flopping four-flush, 75
flush-draw, 61
folding a winner, 80
game texture, 61
gapped cards, 63
getting lucky, 67
good flops, 70
hand in play, 22
holding top pair, 78-79
improving on turn, 74
Internet play-money games, 215
kicker, 61
late position, 60
late position starting hands, 66
likable flops, 70
lovable flops, 70
making the draw, 77-78
middle position, 60
middle position starting hands, 65
multiway possibilities, 72
navigating the river, 79
no-limit, 192-193
not improving on turn, 74
number of players, 12
nut flush, 67
open-ended straight draw, 75
overcards, 71
overpair, 70
patience, 61
playing the flop, 68-72
playing the river, 77-79
playing the turn, 73-77
position, 60-61
puck, 60
raising, 67-68
realized versus potential value, 77 resemblance to Seven-Card Stud, 60 river, 60, 193 selectivity, 68
small gaps and straights, 63-64 snapped off, 193 starting combinations, 63-64 starting standards, 60 stiff, 75
straight-draw, 61 texture of flop, 69 tips for winning, 80 tips to improve play on turn, 73 turn, 60, 193 unfavorable flop, 61 when to raise, 68 winning tips, 72 you’ve been raised, 67 texture, 62
The Theory of Poker, 237 third street, 46 threads, 220
Index 297
threat of bluffing, 132-133 three-of-a-kind, 17 ’
thrill of victory, 160
Thursday-Night Poker: How to Understand, Enjoy-and Win, 126 tight games, 27 tilt, 231 toke, 231 toking, 23
Tournament Poker, 168, 173, 240 tournament poker betting structure, 161 bluffing in no-limit Hold’em, 169 chip count identical, 171 cutting deals at final table, 170-171 ethics of deal making, 172 expanded payoff structures, 172 fairest way to cut deals, 170-171 fees, 161
information about, 173-174 learning to survive, 169 lock-up money, 171 mistakes, 166-168 payoff structures issues, 171-172 satellites, 163
staying calm, cool, and collected, 169 studying opponents, 169 Tournament Texas Hold’em, 208 trips, 53, 231 Truman, Harry, 118
"Trust everyone, but cut the cards,” 226
"trust-fund pros,” 153
Turbo Omaha High Only, 208
Turbo Omaha High-Low Split, 208
Turbo Seven-Card Stud, 208
Turbo Stud 8/or Better, 208
Turbo Texas Hold’em, 208
turn card, 73-74, 231
Twain, Mark, 179
two pair, 17
Two Plus Two Web site, 235
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underdog, 231
Ungar, Stu, 136, 190,194-197, 254 used computers, 204-205 Usenet News, 219
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value bets, 40 variance, 149 video poker, 175 attraction of, 176 bad beat, 178 basics, 176-177 beating, 179
breaking up paying hand, 177 competitive casinos, 185 credit play, 177 Deal/Draw button, 177 Deuces Wild, 182-184 enhanced games, 184 expected minimum payback, 179 finding good games, 185 Hold buttons, 177 holding useless cards, 186 Jacks-or-Better, 180-182 kicker, 186
lower four-of-a-kind, 178
machine that hasn’t hit recently, 179
Max Bet button, 177
maximum payback, 185
mistakes to avoid, 186
money you can’t afford to lose, 186
myths, 179
not optimizing play, 186 payoff schedule, 176 playing hands, 177 playing hunches, 186 playing intelligently, 185 publications on, 187
Poker For Dummies
video poker (continued) random outcome, 179 ranking of hands, 178 rated payback, 176 versus regular poker, 178,180 royal flush, 178 similarity to slot machine, 176 similarity to solitaire, 178, 180 slot clubs, 185 specific paybacks, 179 straight flush, 178 tips versus strategies, 186 touch-sensitive screens, 177 two pair hands, 178 unknown or short-pay game, 186 Video Poker - Optimum Play, 184, 187 Video Poker Anomalies & Anecdotes, 187 Video Poker Times, 187 Video Poker Web site, 185, 188
Walker, Bob, 194, 196 Weum, Dewey, 199 wheel, 14, 30, 231 wild cards, 119 Wilson Software Web site, 212 win rate, 145 averages, 146-147 figuring, 146-151
observed values, 147 standard deviation, 147 Windows 95 or higher, 205 winning hands, 14 Winning Low Limit Hold’em, 238 winning money, 29 World Series of Poker, 31 World Series of Poker, 189 1970, 190
beginnings of, 189-190 growth of, 190 internationalization of, 192 latest battles, 193-200 No Limit Hold’em tournament, 190 no-limit Texas Hold’em, 192-193 non-stop side games, 191 satellite tournaments, 191 Scotty Nguyen: An American dreamer, 197-200 size of, 192
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