Beat the Odds: The Smart Player's Guide to Online Poker

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Peachpit Press, Dec 8, 2005 - Games - 144 pages
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You've watched celebrity poker on TV; you've witnessed an accountant come from nowhere to win the World Series of Poker; now you're ready to cash in on the online action yourself!

But before you do, you'll want to invest in a copy of Beat the Odds: The Smart Player's Guide to Online Poker for clear, no-nonsense instructions to savvy online poker playing. Learn the difference between online and real poker, how to set up an account and join a table, and where to go to find the most popular games--5-Card Draw, 5-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud, Texas Hold 'Em, and Omaha, as well as how to choose the right casino for you.

Step-by-step instructions, plenty of pictures, and real world tips will show you the ropes and help you quickly develop online expertise.. You’ll learn how to put on your best poker face with strategies (understanding the differences between poker sites and choosing the right casino, avoiding getting cheated, and software programs to track competitors) and your know-how of online poker legal issues, tournament play, and more!    


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Marty Cortinas made his first online poker deposit at the turn of the century and still overplays KJ. He has worked in the publishing industry since 1987, writing and editing for daily newspapers, magazines and books. He's been sports copy chief for the Alameda Newspaper Group, managing editor at MacWeek, author of the word processing chapter of the last two Macintosh Bibles, and managing editor of Wired News, among other things.

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