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Poker night : winning at home, at the casino and beyond
Vorhaus, John.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2004]

Physical Description:
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263] - 265) and index.
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GV1251 .V664 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
GV1251 .V664 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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"You can do things in a poker game that you'd never get away with in polite society."

Thus proclaims poker strategist, columnist, and author John Vorhaus in this smart, funny, and practical guide to mastering the fine art of the home poker game (in other words, entertaining your friends while deftly picking them clean).

Covering everything from the absolute basics to advanced points of strategy and smarts, Poker Night is an essential and entertaining manual for everyone who wants to excel at the most popular poker game in the world-- the home game, where the pots aren't cut and the winning gets personal. Topics include:

*Setting up and running rules that create a great game

*Understanding your opponents, including their "tells"

*Avoiding common and not-so-common mistakes

*Understanding faive-card draw, seven-card stud, split-pot games, Texas hold'em, as well as homegrown variations and entertaining twists

*Advice for no-limit hold'em tournaments, the latest trend in home play

*A glossary of poker terms to have you slingin' the slang like a champ

Filled with hilarious observations and hard-nosed strategies for beating the rules, this smart, sassy, and readable handbook holds the key to your poker success-- whether you're just learning or you already know the difference between a fishhook and a dead man's hand. Share it with friends at your own risk.

Author Notes

John Vorhaus is a renowned poker strategist and commentator

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Booklist Review

Vorhaus, a noted poker writer, presents a straightforward poker-playing how-to aimed at beginning- to middle-level players. He offers newbies an insight into the poker mindset designed to help them master strategies that go beyond the luck of the draw. Small sidebars, each labeled "Rule Book," offer handy one-liners to help novice players play like the big guys (e.g., "When you get the goods, bet the goods"). Basic lingo is explained, as are the rules of the most common poker games found in casinos, online, or at a neighbor's house. The easy-to-follow text will find legs as the poker boon continues. --Mary Frances Wilkens Copyright 2004 Booklist