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Beginner's Guide to Limit Hold'em
Five years ago Internet Poker barely existed. Now, a poker revolution has occurred and at any given moment tens of thousands of players are playing poker for real money from their own homes. There are dozens of sites offering hundreds of different games. Whether you want to play for big stakes, modest stakes or just for fun money, you can log on and find a suitable live game within seconds.
There are many variants of Poker but Limit Hold'em is the game. Approximately 50% of on-line players are playing Limit Hold'em. If you want to join them, then this is the book for you.
Most people have a rough idea how to play poker, but the Beginners Guide to Limit Hold'em assumes no prior knowledge and builds from the absolute basics. Experienced author and successful on-line poker player Byron Jacobs provides newcomers to the game with a thorough grounding in the rules and the basic principles.
Beginners Guide to Limit Hold'em deals with every aspect of playing limit hold'em on-line including the rules, etiquette, basic strategy, bankroll management and site and game selection. Poker is a fun game, but it is more fun when you win. This book will provide you with sufficient knowledge to commence your poker career as a winning player at small stakes games.
* Learn Limit Hold'em from scratch or brush up on the basics
* Extensive hints and tips make key advice easy to remember
* Numerous problems allow you to guage your understanding of key ideas
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Publisher D & B Publishing
ISBN 1904468217 ISBN13 9781904468219
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Beginner's Guide -- and Much More Jul 29, 2007
I'd like to think I left the "beginner" stage some time ago, consequently I haven't paid much attention to this book since I purchased it several months ago. However in researching the topic of dominated hands I remembered that Jacob's book had a good discussion of the topic - indeed it was reading this section in a bookstore that convinced me to buy the book though I had no intention of immediate use. Thus it was that I retrieved it from the shelf and sat down to read that section. One thing led to another and now, several hours later, I find that this book has some of the clearest explanations of important topics that I've found anywhere.
If you are a new player the first half of the book introduces you to the fundamentals. If you are an experienced player you'll think you already know this stuff, and probably you do. Even then you'll find some of it, especially the chapter titled "How Hands Develop" to be worth a careful read.
The second half of the book presents nothing new, nothing you can't find in Sklansky, Miller, et. al. Then why am I writing a positive review - simply because Jacobs writes so clearly and succinctly that this is a great place for a beginner to ... well, to begin. More experienced players may find themselves wondering why nobody else ever said it so well.
In short readable sections Jacobs thoroughly explains concepts such as outs, hand odds, pot odds, implied odds, position, domination, aggression, playing various types of hands from various positions, etc. Many beginners clearly have trouble believing the importance of position as an excursion into poker sites on the Internet will attest. In less than two pages Jacobs' description of "The Game of 100" should convince anyone of the importance of position.
If you are a beginner I'd recommend this book over just about anything else on my bookshelf (over 100 poker titles). After you've read it you'll be ready for the hardcore - and hard to read due to writing style - books by Sklansky et. al. More importantly, you'll be ready for the limit tables.