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The author describes dozens of variations and shows exactly how to deal each of them; most include a sample hand.
This is also a good book for new player who wants to get into a regular group and is intimidated by regular players who seem to know everything about the game .
Yet in other chapters, Wolpin insists that this practice or that practice of poker playing is too cruel or unfair.
Good to read. No surprises in this book. It describes how his group plays poker. A lot of Poker game variations.
If you want strategy, read something else.
I am the occasional hostess of the TEXAS HOLD'EM tournament held at the local American Legion.
Although there is only a page or two on HOLD'EM, the book has some... Read more
I read this book for the first time 10 years ago and started a small-stakes ($20-$50) apartment game with a bunch of friends that has lasted ever since. Read morePublished on August 18, 2005 by Alex Harris
We bought this to keep around to settle our minor disputes over rules, and for most of the game information I guess it's not too bad. Read morePublished on January 12, 2005 by St. Amadeus
This book has a wealth of information on low stakes poker variations, but little on how to win. The rules are a little subjective for "according to Hoyle", especially... Read morePublished on July 9, 2000