Hold'em Poker (Google eBook)

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Two Plus Two Publishing LLC, Dec 1, 1996 - Games - 110 pages
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This text is must reading for anyone planning to play in Nevada, California, or any place else where hold 'em is offered, including a home game. This was the first definitive work on hold 'em poker and was originally published in 1976. Yet, it is still one of the most important and best selling poker books available. The text is designed for someone relatively new to the game, but it also contains much sophisticated material which all players will find beneficial. It is probably best known for the Sklansky Hand Rankings, which made the game much simpler to quantify and understand. Some of the topics include how Texas hold 'em is played, the importance of position, the first two cards, the key "flops," strategy before the flop, semi-bluffing, the free card, slowplaying, check raising, head-up on fifth street, and how to read hands. Not only was this text, which is Sklansky's first work, a major contribution to the explosive growth of this game, it is also a book that should still be read by all serious players.
  

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Review: Hold'em Poker

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

Very simple, good for introducing the rules of poker. I feel that just playing ~100 hands will teach you everything that's taught in this book. Read full review

Review: Hold'em Poker

User Review  - NJ - Goodreads

I memorised the tables at the front which give rough advice on your 'hole' cards, and never looked back. I've played home games, online games and casino tournaments and this book proved invaluable ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
12
Two Quick Points
27
Strategy Before the Flop
41
Slowplaying and Check Raising
56
Folding Big Pots
69
Introduction
82
Two Examples
89
The General Principle
95
Some Final General Principles
103
Glossary of Poker Terms
109
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