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The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle Paperback – April 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New Chapter Press; F First Mass Market Edition Used edition (April 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0942257197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0942257199
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,301,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author describes dozens of variations and shows exactly how to deal each of them; most include a sample hand.
darrelv
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 .
Cottonmather0
Yet in other chapters, Wolpin insists that this practice or that practice of poker playing is too cruel or unfair.
walsh5@idt.net

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Cottonmather0 on February 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for recreational players who are more interested in comraderie and smoking cigars than winning money. It provides good advice for hosting and setting up games and it provides a lot of good games and variations to help spice up the weekly game. I've always had problems coming up with new games and learned a lot from this book. 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 . There's a lot to learn.
If you regularly play with the likes of Teddy KGB or that dude in the blue eyeglasses in Vegas, then this book isn't for you. But if you're just starting out and want to learn, this is a good source of valuable information.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 25, 1999
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This is not a book for "serious" poker players who are in it for the money. This is a book for those who love to play low stakes poker with their buddies for fun. Fun, get it? This is a hilarious book with a lot of great games. It will always be remembered among my poker pals as the book that introduced us to the grin-inducing game of "Do Ya."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1999
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I bought this book as a resource and reference for some of my rule-challenging poker pals, but it turned out to be much more than that. The stories that Wolpin tells are laugh out loud funny, and he provides alot of basic information on the rules of Poker and variations on the game.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Thompson on May 17, 2001
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If you don't play small-money dealer's choice poker, then don't buy this book. If you do, then you won't find a better book on the shelf. This book will give your home game a shot in the arm. This man knows his home games better than anybody who's written a book about it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 1999
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This book is great for the beginner who wants to have poker night at their house. It is the poker bible on Saturday nights at my house. We use it and love it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By F. Delaney on October 24, 2005
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I bought this book looking for tips or rules of games for a home poker game. After all it does have the name Hoyle on it. Instead I got a book about the author and his buddies poker game. It does have some games in the second half of the book but you have to put up with stories about how his buddies bet and how they play and what type of players they are. This is not a Hoyles rule book of poker games
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By darrelv on August 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is the single best book for learning crazy/wildcard poker
variations. It's only competition is half of AD Livingston's book
"Poker Strategy" and surfing the internet for "home poker". I
recommend this book so you can have it handy while playing.

The author describes dozens of variations and shows exactly how to
deal each of them; most include a sample hand. There is also advice on
hosting home games. Nearly no tactical or stategic advice is given.

This is for people who like to play poker for nickels, dimes, and
quarters with friends and family. If you want to learn how to win
poker at a casino or online, this is not the right book. If you want
to have a blast of fun at the beach house or kitchen table with a deck
of cards, this book is a must.

It is well written and fun to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Venable Jr on December 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
I found this book informative & entertaining. It has a wealth of games (some I'd heard of, some I hadn't). The beginning parts of the book involve the basics of playing poker (ie. what beats what, how to bet, etc.) -- so anyone who's been playing for a while won't get much out of it. However, I found his list of games, their descriptions, and the sample hands to very clearly define and describe each game. Also, many of Wolpin's anecdotes are very funny.
I have to take issue with him in his derisive description of Texas Hold'em. He derides the game as being uninteresting with not enough wild-card, gimmicks, etc. But as far as the type of poker he's talking about, that is, home players in friendly games, hold'em is certianly not a favorite.
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