From the Publisher
So you want to play Texas Hold Em?
Theres no denying pokers universal charm is irresistible and the daddy of poker games, Texas Hold Em, is everywhere TV, the internet, in the press, on the big screen. But whats the best way to get started ? More to the point, whats the best way to get started...and win? Texas Hold Em is incredibly easy to learn and you can be playing before you know it, but you need a lot more than just the basics or youll end up as fodder for the pros who really know what theyre doing.
Thats why Paul Mendelson, our most popular card games author (and self-confessed poker fan) has written this, the latest most up-to-date poker book around. Priced to suit any budget his easy to read guide gives all you need to know to get started and hit the ground running. Of course youll learn the essentials of the game, the hands and their values, the mechanics, the terminology, the odds and percentages, the betting and money management. Theres a full glossary and Pauls top ten tips for beginners. But youll also understand the etiquette, the ritual, the audacious bluffs, tells and all those other subtleties that most new players only discover when its too late! And with the benefit of Pauls experience at the Vegas poker tables youll be ready for live games with friends, at casinos and even tournaments.
Dont miss out on the game everybodys enjoying. Its time to join in the action. And with Paul as your guide youll begin and win!
About the Author
Paul Mendelson is one of the UKs foremost card games authors, with several bridge books for Elliot Right Way. He is also bridge correspondent for the Financial Times. Regularly covering Las Vegas and gaming, most of his live poker has been played at the Vegas tables. A self-confessed Texas Hold Em fan, Paul has also worked as a consultant to various online casinos.