Hold'em Poker

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Two Plus Two Publishing LLC, 1996 - Games & Activities - 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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As a beginners guide this book helps develop a sound foundation on learning to gamble. Written by David Sklansky a renowned poker player the book ultimately will improve your poker judgement and skill ... Read full review

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A slightly outdated book on how to play holdem. There are better resources out there. Read full review


Two Quick Points
Strategy Before the Flop
Slowplaying and Check Raising
Folding Big Pots
Two Examples
The General Principle
Some Final General Principles
Glossary of Poker Terms

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