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Texas Hold'em For Dummies

Texas Hold'em For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Mark Harlan
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Turn on the TV, drop by a newsstand, or just browse the checkout your local supermarket and you'll see firsthand that Texas Hold 'Em is the poker game everyone's playing. It's a game that's deceptively simple, yet within its easy framework you’ll find truth and trickery, boredom and fear, skill and misfortune—in other words, all the things that make life fun and worth living!

Texas Hold'em For Dummies introduces you to the fundamental concepts and strategies of this wildly popular game. It covers the rules for playing and betting, odds, etiquette, Hold'em lingo, and offers sound advice to avoid mistakes. This handy reference guide gives new and even seasoned players winning strategies and tactics not just for playing the game, but for winning. You'll learn:

  • Rules and strategies for limit, no-limit, tournament, and online play
  • How to "play" the other players
  • The importance of your bankroll—recommended sizes and more
  • Hands you should and should not play
  • How to camouflage your play and dodge traps
  • When, who, and how to bluff
  • How to maximize your win with check-raising and trapping
  • The different approaches for playing in private games, casinos, card rooms, tournaments, and on the Internet
  • How to use mathematics to your advantage

Texas Hold 'Em is  a game of both skill and chance. But it's a game that can be beaten, and whether you want to make money, sharpen your game, or just have a good time, Texas Hold 'Em for Dummies will give you the winning edge.

From the Back Cover

Covers betting, odds, etiquette, and lingo

Read your opponents, avoid mistakes, and win the pot!

Want to play and win poker′s hottest game? This practical, portable guide gives you all the insider tips and tricks you need to play at the table or online. From playing each stage of a hand and reading other players to betting, bluffing, and minding your bankroll, you get everything you need to play smart and maximize your win!

Discover how to

  • Make the right bets
  • Bluff your opponents
  • Check, call, raise, and fold
  • Look for tells and dodge traps
  • Read your hand
  • Play in casinos and tournaments

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2077 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (18 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004QWZO1S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas Hold'em for Dummies. 14 Oct 2011
This is a very good book on learning the very basics of Texas Hold'em. It goes in to great detail every aspect of the game from learning the different hands to learning the rules of the game. Well recommended for the beginner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Chezza
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After deciding to form a ladies poker night I bought this to learn how to play. It's a good book but you need to plough through quite a lot to really get to grips. Some simple questions like 'can I pass anytime' are hard to find. However a good glossary and a table with all the winning hands. Playing on line (no real money) once I had read this made it all make more sense. It's a good place to start though I thinki could have really done with the 'idiots guide' really!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spot On! 13 Mar 2011
Not read the whole book, but what I have read has been very helpful, gives some good advice on how to hold your game, I went and played Texas Hold'Em, and got down to the last 14; well pleased... worth the money, a good buy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy book 6 Dec 2009
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I bought two copies; one for a friend and one to keep. I found it easy to read. I play a lot of Hold Em, but there are some useful reminders of what to do / not do when playing. Something to dip into, regularly, rather than read from cover to cover. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really good and helpful product 12 Jan 2012
bought this item as a gift it tells u all the rules and a simple breakdown of each hand
i would definately recommend to a friend
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference for a beginner 7 Nov 2010
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I was introduced to Texas Hold'em by my work mates. I needed help with the basic strategy and this book helped a lot. My performance, and enjoyment of the game, has improved quite a bit when I apply the authors recommendations.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such A Great Book 23 Nov 2011
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This is one book i'd highly recomend for anyone who wants to learn how to play poker, i've been threw about 4 other books and 2 dvd's on trying to know how to play it and none of them have helped me understand it more than this one did.

Texas Hold'em is an easy game to play and loads of fun when playing with family, friends or just about anyone.

This book has 1 answer to it ..... you learn how to play poker and it gives you great tips for when you do play it too.

Well worth the price.
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