Maybe you’ve never played poker before and you don’teven know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers thebasics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you justdon’t know how to win. This handy guide will help you walkaway from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets.If you’re a poker expert, you still canbenefit – some of the suggestions may surprise you,and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professionalplayers like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger.
Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploringstrategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing youropponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummiesalso covers the following topics and more:Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and TexasHold'emSetting up a game at homePlaying in a casino: Do's and don'tsImproving your play with Internet and video pokerDeciphering poker sayings and slangTen ways to read your opponent's body languagePlaying in poker tournamentsMoney management and recordkeepingKnowing when and how to bluff
Poker looks like such a simple game. Anyone, it seems, can playit well – but that's far from the truth. Learningthe rules can be quick work, but becoming a winning player takesconsiderably longer. Still, anyone willing to make the effort canbecome a good player. You can succeed in poker the way you succeedin life: by facing it squarely, getting up earlier than the nextperson, and working harder and smarter than the competition.
Foreword by Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of PokerChampion.
Every serious poker player wants to be successful and many of them have the right technical skills. However, the truth is that there are key mental factors that separate the big winners from everyone else.
Patricia Cardner is a psychology professor, licensed professional counselor and dedicated poker player. She interviewed a select group of professional poker players who share two key characteristics: ALL of them have been successful over many years and ALL of them have lifetime winnings of more than $1,000,000.
Patricia analyzed the results to determine exactly what psychological skills, techniques, and strategies they use. This book is the result of her studies.
Positive Poker outlines the mental skills that you need to develop if you want raise your game. Positive Poker will help you to:Optimize your brain for efficient learningIncrease motivation and stay positiveUse psychological skills to increase your win rateIncrease self-control and reduce tilt
Patricia is aided in her investigations by the highly successful poker pro Jonathan Little, author of the critically acclaimed series, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker.
Texas Hold'em For Dummies introduces you to thefundamental concepts and strategies of this wildly popular game. Itcovers the rules for playing and betting, odds, etiquette, Hold'emlingo, and offers sound advice to avoid mistakes. This handyreference guide gives new and even seasoned players winningstrategies and tactics not just for playing the game, but forwinning. You'll learn:Rules and strategies for limit, no-limit, tournament, andonline playHow to "play" the other playersThe importance of your bankroll—recommended sizes andmoreHands you should and should not playHow to camouflage your play and dodge trapsWhen, who, and how to bluffHow to maximize your win with check-raising and trappingThe different approaches for playing in private games,casinos, card rooms, tournaments, and on the InternetHow to use mathematics to your advantage
Texas Hold 'Em is a game of both skill and chance. Butit's a game that can be beaten, and whether you want to makemoney, sharpen your game, or just have a good time, Texas Hold'Em for Dummies will give you the winning edge.
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