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Poker For Dummies Paperback – April 24, 2000
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“…full of sound thinking about how to approach the game….informed by someone who’s been there and done it.” (PC Format, April 2005)
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If you're looking for a more useful poker book, just click on my reviews--I've got about 5-6 poker books I would recommend over this one. The Texas Hold'em Dummies book is much better.
Side note: the coauthor Lou Kriger has an excellent poker site Pokerology.com, where he goes into very specific detail on how to play winning poker.
And much of this material can be found online now.
Still, if you are looking for an easy-to-read bound introduction to Poker games, then "Poker For Dummies" (like any "For Dummies" book) is a decent place to start. As an aside, it's kind of funny how the chapter that talks about computers is so dated, given the hardware described, but software-wise, it still appears true that Wilson poker software is the best out there (too bad Wilson software hasn't updated their graphics since this book was published).
My advice would be to get this used - for the price of this book new, you can get at least two good used books on the subject through Amazon Marketplace.
Still, "Dummies" deconstructs money management myths, gives good advice re. when and why to keep or dump, and explains why calling is often worth the investment. Their take on bluffing was enlightening too, but watch it when playing your Wednesday night chums, a.k.a. people who don't know when they're beat.
It's a decent entryway with some good nuggets, but I'll refine them elsewhere.
Excellent - Merchandise arrived as described, excellent condition, prompt and well packaged, great quality, value and dependable service - I'm a happy camper: Thanks, and may the Force be with you!