Synopses & Reviews
Know when to holdem.
With unprecedented media coverage, the game of poker has explodedand Texas Holdem is the poker game every new fan wants to learn. This book gives the legions of new players a head start in learning how to playand how to win. Introducing the fundamental concepts and strategies, The Pocket Idiots Guide to Texas Holdem gives you the rules for playing and betting, quizzes, odds tables, Holdem lingo, and tips to avoid beginners mistakes.
Texas Holdem has become hugely popular with the World Poker Tour (Travel Channel), World Series of Poker (ESPN), and Celebrity Poker Showdown (Bravo and NBC)
Pocket-size edition gives players the information they want without overwhelming them
The how-to-win guide for the blue chip of poker games.
Texas Hold'em, the game featured on the popular television programs and dealt at well-known tournaments, has quickly become the one to playand the one to win. In the context of teaching readers the basics of Texas Hold'em, this revised edition covers "No Limit" strategies and tournaments, and the basics for winning bigger cash pots. Although the dynamics for this version of the game are similar to its low-limit cousin, "No Limit" strategy is quite different. This revised book covers no-limit in much greater detail, as it relates to cash games, online games, and tournaments.
About the Author
is author of Stepping Up: The Recreational Player's Guide to Beating Casino and Internet Poker
, a former reporter for the Bridgeport Post
and Hartford Courant
newspapers, and currently a freelance book editor and marketing writer.
Carl Baldassarre has been a journalist, freelance writer, and advertising copywriter. He contributed material to Randy Burgess's Stepping Up on seven-card stud. He's also a regular at the virtual Hold'em tables, playing primarily at Paradise and Party Poker.