Improve your game or learn checkers from Millard Hopper, the Unrestricted Checker Champion of the World. Here is a book that will appeal to all your questions -- often even before you ask them -- and impart many of the championship secrets of a perennially popular recreation.
The book actually presents, in simple terms, a lifetime of checker experience by one of the greatest players of all time. Individual chapters discuss the basic principles of the game, experts' shots and traps, how the beginner loses, standard openings, locating your best move, the end game, opening blitzkrieg moves, ways to draw when you are one man less than your opponent, two and three-move restrictions, and the standard rules of checkers. In other words, here is a book that treats checkers as a game of skill, not just as the casual recreation or kid's game most people feel it is.
Your questions are anticipated in more than 100 detailed questions and answers about both specific situations and general principles. A new Appendix, prepared specifically for this edition by the author, lists match, and tournament scores of recent years.
Poker is a game of percentages, and in the long run every player gets his fair share of good cards but some players win more consistently than others, and in this fascinating book card expert Jeff Rubens tells you why.
Win at Poker assumes no previous poker knowledge. It starts out with fundamentals the rank of hands, the mechanics of betting and moves step-by-step to topics of greater complexity: how to play draw and stud poker; variations on these games and why they were created; how to play seven-card stud, high-low, spit in the ocean, anaconda, etc.; and most important of all, how to adapt yourself to any poker situation.
Dozens of sample hands and brief quizzes simulate actual poker practice and sharpen your ability to formulate winning betting strategies. A full discussion of money management (i.e. betting) techniques enables you to distinguish favorable bets from unfavorable ones. In the long run, you can't do worse than break even at poker if you follow the guidelines set out for you here.
Other exciting features of this book include: insights into poker ethics and etiquette; sidelights on poker history and traditions; a special Appendix outlining "The Modern Laws of Poker," and an immensely useful Glossary and Index. This handy feature contains all the poker terms, both slang and technical, you need to know ante, bicycle, case card, sandbag, showdown, and many more.
This book does more than teach you how to play poker it teaches you how to play winning poker. If you're a novice seeking a clear practical guide to the fundamentals, you'll find Win atPoker invaluable. If you're an experienced player looking for expert advice on how to increase your winning percentage, you'll gain new insights and improve your play."
Take poker online the fun and easy way
Five years ago, 50 million people were playing poker recreationally or professionally. Now that number is more than 100 million, including a huge influx of young people. Online betting is up nearly four-fold over the past year, with total wagers running over $30 billion. Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies provides the lowdown on the hottest game around, highlighting the best sites and virtual games and showing how to make secure online bets. The book covers setting up an account, securing funds, navigating a basic online poker game, using Internet abbreviations and lingo, observing online poker etiquette, playing popular online poker games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha, devising a winning strategy, and participating in tournaments.
For over twenty five years, Winning Low Limit Hold'em has been the reference standard introduction to Texas Hold'em. Experienced hold'em players give this book to their friends who want to learn the game. Recently updated and expanded to include coverage of online poker and no-limit hold'em single-table tournaments, this is the one book that you need to start your hold'em career.
"I always thought poker was a game of luck. After reading Lee's book and applying the techniques recommended, it was as if I were in The Matrix. It all came clear to me. I simply saw the truth at the poker table." - Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, Winner, 2004 L.A. Poker Classic and 2004 World Series of Poker $2000 Pot Limit Hold'em event.
"I wish this book had been out when I started playing hold'em, because it is a great way to learn the game. If you want to put yourself on the path to becoming a top hold'em player, Lee's book is the place to start." - Greg Raymer, Champion, 2004 World Series of Poker.
There are many books on the market that discuss no-limit Texas hold'em, but this one is unique. Winning Strategies for No-Limit Hold'em discusses, in considerable depth, critically important aspects of the game that are given only superficial treatment by other authors.
Instead of providing a simplistic and familiar approach to the basics of no-limit hold'em, this volume improves the reader's understanding of the game by focusing on a few key themes including:
* The importance of planning ahead in no-limit hold'em
* When and why to switch between an optimal and exploitive strategy
* Understanding the differences between deep-stacked and short-stacked play
* The most comprehensive examination of no-limit bet sizing to ever appear in print.
Players with an interest in the game of no-limit hold'em are sure to learn something from the novel ways of approaching the game that appear in this book.
A poker primer from the hosts and stars of the World Poker Tour, offering basic strategy, trivia, and an inside look at this runaway hit.
The World Poker Tour has revolutionized the game of poker by putting cameras under the table and raising awareness and enthusiasm to an international level. The World Poker Tour: Shuffle Up and Deal is aimed at the millions of passionate fans of the WPT, whether they're ambitious up-and-comers on the poker circuit, or casual players hoping to take the pot at their next Wednesday night game. Shuffle Up and Deal will be a solid poker primer, covering set-up, play, and basic poker strategy, along with many of the interactive elements of the WPT TV show: poker trivia, definitions of poker terms using examples from the show, profiles of WPT star players, insights into the world of professional poker, and an inside look at the show.
"A significant contribution to the literature of blackjack . . . I recommend the book to beginners as well as experts."--Edward O. Thorpe, author of Beat the Dealer This is the most comprehensive guide ever published on blackjack, the only casino game in which a knowledgeable player can gain an advantage over the house. It features the Hi-Opt I, the most powerful simple betting system available today, and has been revised and updated to include the rules of play in Atlantic City as well as the latest information on international playing rules. No matter what your level of experience, it will teach you how to make the most money possible playing your cards. You'll learn:
- How to pick a casino, with ever major casino in the world evaluated by name
- How to pick a dealer
- How to keep from being cheated
- How to play the cards, using the Basic Strategy to your best advantage
- How to win at home and at "Las Vegas nights"
- How to keep from being banned once you are a winner
The Yu-Gi-Oh TRADING CARD GAME allows kids, teenagers, and adults to relive the exciting duels that take place in the animated Yu-Gi-Oh series.Yu-Gi-Oh THE ART OF THE CARDS collects the classic artwork of every real life playable card featured in the original Yu-Gi-Oh DUEL MONSTERS animated series. Featuring over 800 cards, this prestigious hardcover tome is the ultimate archive of the cards used by Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, Seto Kaiba, Mai Valentine and more in their battles to prove who truly has "the Heart of the Cards".
Inside the intriguing world of poker lies a fascinating exercise in strategy and extreme concentration--many of the same principles that underpin the one-thousand-year-old philosophy of Zen spirituality. Zen and the Art of Poker is the first book to apply Zen theories to America's most popular card game, presenting tips that readers can use to enhance their game. Among the more than one hundred rules that comprise this book, readers will learn to: * Make peace with folding* Use inaction as a weapon* Make patience a central pillar of their strategy* Pick their times of confrontationUsing a concise and spare style, in the tradition of Zen practices and rituals, Zen and the Art of Poker traces a parallel track connecting the two disciplines by giving comments and inspirational examples from the ancient Zen masters to the poker masters of today.