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Poker for Dummies - Harroch R.

Harroch R. Poker for Dummies - Wiley publishing , 2003. - 314 p.
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Introduction... ..................................................................7
Why You Need This Book...................................................2
What We Assume about You.................................................2
How to Use This Book.....................................................3
How This Book Is Organized ........................................... .3
Part I: How to Play the Games......................................3
Part II: Advanced Strategy.........................................3
Part III: Computers, Casinos, and Cardrooms........................4
Part IV: More Poker Fun............................................4
Part V: The Part of Tens...........................................4
Icons Used in This Book..................................................4
Where to Go from Here....................................................5
Part I: How to Ptay the Games.............................................. .......7
Chapter 1: Poker Basics.......................................................9
Poker and the American Dream............................................10
Where Did It All Come From?.............................................10
Poker is Good for You...................................................10
Before You Put on Your Poker Face.......................................11
Planning and discipline...........................................11
The object of the game............................................12
Number of players.................................................12
The deck..........................................................13
Poker chips.......................................................13
The Basics of Play......................................................13
Hand Rankings...........................................................15
Straight flush; royal flush.......................................15
Four-of-a-kind....................................................15
Full house........................................................15
Flush.............................................................17
Straight..........................................................17
Three-of-a-kind...................................................17
Two pair..........................................................17
One pair..........................................................17
No pair...........................................................18
Low hands.........................................................18
Table of Contents
Knowing When to Hold ’em and When to Fold ’em ............................103
Position, position, and position....................................104
The flop should fit your hand.......................................104
Omaha/8 in Depth..........................................................104
Starting hands......................................................105
Getting good at hand selection......................................107
Acting last is a big advantage......................................107
Looking for a flop..................................................107
The unpleasant experience of being quartered........................108
Beyond the flop ....................................................109
What to Do When You’ve Been Raised........................................110
Flopping a draw.....................................................110
Playing the Turn......................................................... Ill
How do my opponents play?...........................................112
What in the world could my opponent be holding?.....................112
Where do 1 sit in relation to the other bettors?....................112
How much will it cost to see the hand through
to its conclusion?................................................113
Playing the River.........................................................113
When you make the best high hand....................................113
When you have the best low hand.....................................114
Exploring Omaha High-Only.................................................115
Chapter 7: Home Poker Games.....................................................117
Setting Up a Home Game....................................................117
Rules...............................................................117
Dealer’s choice.....................................................118
Betting stakes......................................................119
Wild cards..........................................................119
Time limit..........................................................120
Food and drinks.....................................................120
Paying up...........................................................120
Game Options..............................................................121
Seven-Card Stud.....................................................121
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