Top positive review
Not strategy so much, but the basics and lots and lots of games. Great for a noob like me.
on August 11, 2012
This was a great find for me and my family. First it very clearly gives you the rules and a bit of the history of poker. Then it delves a bit into strategy, not too much, but enough to get you started and know what to look for later. It also defines a lot of poker terms so I won't feel so lost next time I play with friends.
But the thing that makes this book a gem is the incredible number of variations it contains. They are, without fail, so clearly described that we (my kids and I) were able to read through a variation a single time and play it -- referring back to the book only when we forgot something.
And having it on the Kindle is great. I have it on mine right next to me and the kids have it on theirs next to them so the dealer can call a game, we all look it up, read up on it and then play without Daddy having to constantly remind everyone of the rules.
I am so glad I got this. All we need is this book, a pack of cards and a bag of Reese's Pieces for an entire evening of fun.