Poker & Gambling Books

  • AOPAL
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    In the past 15 years, the betting industry in the UK and Ireland has changed beyond recognition. While technology has made it easier than ever to place a bet, for most people making a profit from sports betting remains as tricky as ever. Yet there are a growing number of traders, some of which have no previous sports betting experience, making handsome profits from exchanges like Betfair and Betdaq. In Sports Trading on Betfair, sports trader Wayne Bailey explains the dynamics of odds movement, how prices move and why - and more importantly, describes in detail the systems and strategies he uses on a daily basis to profit from the betting exchanges. With a background in both financial trading and sports betting, Bailey explains how we can merge those two disciplines to understand the market and find ways to finally beat the books. Bailey focuses largely on horseracing but the principles and strategies described within this book can be applied to most sports.
  • ABWHE
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    In Play Poker Like the Pros, poker master Phil Hellmuth, Jr., demonstrates exactly how to play and win -- even if you have never picked up a deck of cards -- the modern games of poker, including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz. Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time World Champion of Poker, presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player, including: The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable), The Elephant (plays too many hands), The Mouse (plays very conservatively) and The Lion (skilled and tough to beat). Play Poker Like the Pros begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies. Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold.

    In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play.
  • ABWOK
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    Poker is America's national card game, and its popularity continues to grow. Nationwide, you can find a game in progress everywhere. If you want to play, you can find poker games on replicas of 19th century riverboats or on Native American tribal lands. You can play poker at home with the family or online with opponents from around the world. Like bowling and billiards before it, poker has moved out from under the seedier side of its roots and is flowering in the sunshine. Maybe you've never played poker before and you don't even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don't know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you're a poker expert, you still can benefit - some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger. Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: * Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold'em * Setting up a game at home * Playing in a casino: Do's and don'ts * Improving your play with Internet and video poker * Deciphering poker sayings and slang * Ten ways to read your opponent's body language * Playing in poker tournaments * Money management and recordkeeping * Knowing when and how to bluff Poker looks like such a simple game. Anyone, it seems, can play it well - but that's far from the truth. Learning the rules can be quick work, but becoming a winning player takes considerably longer. Still, anyone willing to make the effort can become a good player. You can succeed in poker the way you succeed in life: by facing it squarely, getting up earlier than the next person, and working harder and smarter than the competition. Foreword by Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion.
  • AGWRO
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    Jonathan Little is on a mission to teach the world how to play tournament poker. His first two books, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Volumes 1 and 2, outlined how the modern professional plays the game and changed the face of the poker landscape. Now Jonathan has produced a third volume, allowing players to test their understanding of the nuances of tournament play. The question and answer format allows the reader to examine each individual hand, consider the relevant factors and formulate their thinking about the best line to take. In this way the reader can compare his or her thought processes with those of a top flight professional who has amassed more than $5 million in career earnings. Jonathan will teach you how to: Hone in on the relevant factors in any given situation Find the most accurate bet-sizings to maximise your expectation Learn how to profit on the bubble and at the final table Jonathan Little is undoubtedly one of the world's best poker players and also a highly respected coach. In 2010 he cashed 5 times in the WSOP, including a 3rd place finish.
  • ABXER
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    Trading the Betfair sporting markets in-play is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to the increased sporting coverage available on many different satellite and cable channels. Enthusiasm for sport is a must, but there is much more to mastering Betfair. Many people start by just using Betfair to obtain better odds than those available at the traditional bookmakers. They then perhaps do a little more research and learn to trade the markets. But to make a regular profit - to win and keep on winning - a serious, disciplined approach and careful planning need to be employed. "Mastering Betfair" takes the reader through many low-risk strategies developed by the author over the past three years, showing how you too can benefit from these approaches to the betting exchanges. It also explains in detail why and how the Betfair user should employ disciplines - such as managing risk - that are normally associated with trading the financial markets. Indeed, through doing this it is hoped that the book will draw the attention of financial traders to the unique opportunities available on Betfair. This book is essential reading for anyone looking to take their Betfair trading to another level and start making some serious money.
  • ADEQQ
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    Is this the right book for me? Do you want to make smart choices and win at the track? Whether you are a novice better or an experienced punter, it has all the tips and advice to help you spot a winner and enjoy this popular national pastime. This new edition has been been brought right up-to-date with interactive features. It explains not only such basics as the form and the nature of the races, but will also explain in full where to bet, how to bet, and how to do so successfully. It offers full and unique coverage of the latest phenomena, such as internet betting, online betting exchanges and spread betting. It also gives you vital tips in addition to providing practical information on how to avoid credit card fraud and how to make a successful selection. Back a Winning Horse includes: Chapter 1: Horse racing Origins of horse racing Thoroughbred horses Types of racing Grading of racing Handicaps Conditional races Gambling on horse racing A day at the races Owning a racehorse Racing around the world Chapter 2: Racecourse betting On-course bookmakers Tote betting Pari-mutuel Bookmaking Understanding the odds Factors affecting prices Placing a tote bet Chapter 3: Betting shops Types of price Disadvantages of using a betting shop Writing a bet Bookmakers' rules Types of bet Chapter 4: Remote betting Internet betting Types of internet betting Types of bet How bets are matched Ordering odds How to bet Spread betting Playing safe Telephone betting Chapter 5: Making your selection Factors you can assess Factors you cannot assess Gathering information Systems Effect of the draw at British and Irish racecourses Chapter 6: Betting tips Be aware of rules Appreciate your chances of winnin How bookmakers make a profit Keep records of your gambling Set a budget Staying in control Take account of all costs Be selective Take your time Maximize returns Be realistic How bookmakers try to make you spend more money Ground Type of race Betting on handicap races Number of runners Backing favourites Take the best price Making the best bet Betting each way Bets to avoid Placing large bets Big winners Steamers Collecting winnings Betting exchanges Hedging Dutching Syndicate betting Chapter 7: Checking results and calculating winnings Checking results Disputes with bookmakers Calculating winnings Using a ready reckoner ...Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
  • AMZIO
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    The Value Seeker System searches out the best value bets each day from racing that takes place in Britain, using a copy of the Racing Post and following a strong set of statistics allied with some simple aspects of form. With practice, selections can be found within ten minutes each morning and placed before racing takes place. There is no reason to get emotionally involved betting on live racing as the author believes this is most punters' downfall. Professional punter Anthony Gibson's system has performed extremely well over the last ten years. In an 18-month period up to the end of 2014, his Value Seeker betting system has earned GBP138,000 to GBP100 bets. By following the system you could soon be backing good value winners overlooked by the general betting population.
  • BADFF
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    Tennis is the second biggest sport for in-play turnover in the betting markets. It offers fantastic potential for educated, professional traders to achieve high levels of profits. Mastering Tennis Trading gives you the tools to take a calm, strategic approach to tennis trading - in contrast to the emotional, impulsive trading style of many - and this will give you an edge in the markets. You will learn tennis trading strategies for the in-play markets on the online betting exchanges - the largest of which are Betfair and Betdaq. The strategies presented will open your eyes to the possibilities in the in-play tennis markets and help you to add statistically-proven techniques to your trading armoury. This will give you a professional, organised trading script and prevent you from taking a haphazard, impulsive and purely gambling trading approach. Strategies featured include: - Backing the favourite when losing - Backing the server - Laying bad servers - Tiebreak trading - At the end of the first set - The deciding set - And many more!Guidance is given on basic areas such as a trading set-up and how to avoid technological issues, through to more advanced subjects such as assessing which trading strategies work best and which entry points provide the best risk/reward ratios, as well as avoiding specific danger points which will help to eradicate costly losses. There are also statistics, compiled over many hours, that reveal high-odds trading opportunities. With the help of Dan Weston, you will be able to improve your tennis enough to earn you a part-time income, or to eventually allow you to turn full-time once you have gained enough experience. You'll soon be on course to master tennis trading.
  • BMJJG
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    *William Hill Sports Book of the Year award winning author* Monsieur X is a dazzling tale of glamour, riches, violence and ultimately tragedy. Patrice des Moutis was a handsome, charming and well-educated Frenchman with an aristocratic family, a respectable, insurance business, and a warm welcome, in the smartest Parisian salons. He was also a compulsive gambler and illegal bookie. Between the late 1950s and the early 1970s, Des Moutis made a daring attempt to beat the French state-run betting system. His success so alarmed the authorities that they repeatedly changed the rules of betting in an effort to stop him. And so a battle of wills began, all played out on the front pages of the daily newspapers as the general public willed Des Moutis on to ever greater triumphs. He remained one step ahead of the law until finally the government criminalised his activities, driving him into the arms of the underworld. Eventually the net began to close, high-profile characters found themselves the target of the state's investigation, and people began turning up dead.
  • AUSHF
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    The Incredible true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo. Charles Deville Wells has two loves in his life: a beautiful French mistress named Jeannette and his sumptuous yacht, the Palais Royal. At the risk of losing them both, Wells stakes everything he owns at the roulette tables in Monte Carlo's world-famous casino - and in the space of a few days he breaks the bank, not once but ten times, winning the equivalent of millions in today's money. Is he phenomenally lucky? Has he really invented an 'infallible' gambling system, as he claims? Or is he just an exceptionally clever fraudster? Based on painstaking research on both sides of the Channel and beyond, this biography reveals the incredible true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo - an individual who went on to become Europe's most wanted criminal, hunted by British and French police and known in the press as 'Monte Carlo Wells the man with 36 aliases'.
  • BMMJV
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    Learn the art of Poker from the Best Poker champion and game theorist Dario De Toffoli wants you to become a more consistent player. Put the odds in your favour using De Toffoli's common-sense approaches and advanced concepts, including easy-to-memorize poker mathematics. Learn to recognize and take advantage of different player types, master betting and bankroll strategies, and put your best foot forward at final table play. Beginners are welcome too - De Toffoli will ensure that they don't get lost in the thicket of call, pot and all in. Best of all, the rules, winning strategies and culture of Texas Hold'Em (no limit and fixed) are given pride of place throughout the book. De Toffoli also covers the "soft" concepts of poker, such as table etiquette, the history of the game - and there's even a section on poker in cinema. Written with precision, simplicity and humour by a leading professional player, The Big Book of Poker is the best way to fall in love with the game - and move from a being a regular loser to a confident winner. De Toffoli also covers the "soft" concepts of poker, such as table etiquette, the history of the game - and there's even a section on poker in cinema. Written with precision, simplicity and humour by a leading professional player, The Big Book of Poker is the best way to fall in love with the game - and move from a being a regular loser to a confident winner.
  • BCVVI
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    Drawing on traditional Vedic Astrology as well as his own research and winning experience, Simon Chokoisky outlines 5 powerful techniques for predicting the outcome of any competition between two opponents with 70-80 percent accuracy. He explains how sports betting offers black-and-white outcomes and you do not have to be an advanced astrologer to understand the principles in this book or to apply them to daily life. Using examples from his bets in the World Cup and baseball, the author shows how to judge the favorite and determine the underdog's chances by looking into the body, mind, and soul of a team and its players. He details how to use the planets to determine the physical strength of each side and whose motivation, mental toughness, and drive to win is strongest as well as the more subtle spiritual nature of each team-who is luckier and who has fate on their side. He details how he used these simple principles to win hundreds of bets and how he now uses them to fund charitable causes.
  • BIBIE
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    Take control of your habit and your lifeStruggling with a gambling habit? If you feel that a 'flutter' has evolved into something out of your control, this indispensable book is for you. This self-help manual uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, aspects of which were pioneered by clinical psychologist Professor Alex Blaszczynski, and now used all over the world, to help with gambling addiction. It will help you to understand how your own gambling problem has developed and what is keeping it going; also, crucially, how to develop the motivation to stop and control any future urges to gamble again. This fully revised and updated new edition takes into account the growth of sport betting and the increased ease of online gambling, as well improvements in clinical interventions.Specifically, you will learn: * Who is put at risk by gambling, with support given to friends and families * Step-by-step recovery techniques OVERCOMING self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
  • AAQYD
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    What's a nice London girl who should know better doing spending her time in smoky rooms, late into the night, with miscreants, oddballs and chancers? By turns honest, heartbreaking and funny, this is the story of a million-dollar obsession. A story of friendship and belonging, loves and losses, glamour and grime. And of how a girl from the right side of the tracks crossed over - and won big in the process.
  • BADFK
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    Excelling at No-Limit Hold'em is a sensation in poker publishing. Renowned poker professional and author Jonathan Little brings together 17 of the greatest no-limit experts in the world to discuss all aspects of the game. ---- In Part 1 strategies are analysed for topics such as understanding the fundamentals, satellite play, lower-buy in events, analysing tells and moving up in stakes ---- Part 2 sees a thorough technical breakdown of the game including sections on range analysis, game theory optimal play, short stack strategies, value betting and final table play. ---- As any serious poker will confirm, the technical side is only half the battle and so Part 3 deals with mental toughness, psychology and understanding tilt. ---- Excelling at No-Limit Hold'em provides all the tools that an aspiring player needs to understand no-limit hold'em. It is a must buy for anyone who is serious about wanting to improve their poker.
  • BKZNV
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    Poker players are always told that to be successful, you have to play aggressively. What is not usually explained is just exactly how you are supposed to play aggressively. On the Final Table of the 2016 WSOP Main Event, Qui Nguyen destroyed the opposition with an absolute masterclass in aggressive play and walked away with the coveted gold bracelet as well as $8 million. If you want to understand what this mythical "playing aggressively" means in practical terms, then From Vietnam to Vegas will give you the answer. ----- Many of the experienced professionals commentating for TV simply couldn't understand Qui's play. Antonio Esfandiari, who has won over $27 million in live play, commented, "I couldn't get a read on Qui Nguyen if my life depended on it." ----- From Vietnam to Vegas tells the complete story behind Qui's magnificent achievement. In this book Qui: --- * reviews 176 key hands from his historic victory at the WSOP Final Table --- * provides an in-depth analysis of his thought process on each hand --- * relates the story of his life, from his early struggles in Vietnam through to his transition to a poker professional in Las Vegas. ----- The book also includes commentary from Steve Blay, founder of AdvancedPokerTraining.com and Qui Nguyen's personal poker advisor at the final table. Blay's commentary often analyzes the mathematical basis behind Qui's decisions, and discusses practical ways to apply it to your own poker game.
  • BBQSK
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    Most PLO books advocate a highly conservative game-plan - this style is outdated and will get you crushed in today's games. Mastering Pot-Limit Omaha is different. It is a unique and remarkable book, outlining a whole new approach to the game: teaches you an aggressive style. provides you with clear guidelines on how to develop your game-plan and adjust to your opponents. teaches you how to analyse board textures - the key to success in PLO. Herbert Okolowitz (Huck3be1n) and Wladimir Taschner (Insyder19) are professional poker players, PLO experts and sought-after coaches on Pokerstrategy.com. They will explain in detail: pre-flop hand selection and pre-flop hand dynamics - including analysis of wide 3- and 4-bet ranges and the theory behind optimal bet-sizing. how to use equity shifts on the turn and the river to your advantage and how to bluff correctly. how to understand the game better and to develop a holistic view of the play: connecting pre-flop decisions to action on later streets. Plus much more - A clear game-plan and the right mind-set will improve your win-rate tremendously and give you the edge against your opponents. Mastering Pot-Limit Omaha will give you that edge!
  • BGYCY
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    There is a lot of money to be made at small stakes no-limit hold'em because...surprise, surprise...most of the players aren't very good. However, few players understand exactly how to exploit these games. Competent players who generally play larger stakes will, of course, beat them. But they won't beat them for nearly as much as they ought to. Why? Because they don't understand how to adjust correctly. Playing a solid, competent, decently aggressive style is a strategy that will be profitable. That said, you should not be content with just beating these games - you should be absolutely crushing them. The trick to doing this is to disregard a lot of correct" poker and get way out of line at the right times. The methods required are far from obvious or intuitive but in Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em Jonathan Little explains them in great detail. Jonathan constructs a basic strategy to crush small stakes games and also identifies the adjustments that need to be made when facing more competent opposition. You need this book if...* You frequently play small stakes no-limit hold'em * You usually play larger stakes but (especially live) often have to make do with smaller stakes games * You play tournaments (such as WSOP events) that feature numerous recreational players
  • BGKDF
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    Chris Moorman is known as the most successful online poker player of all time. His focused determination and ferocious will to win have led him to achieve record-breaking accomplishments in the poker world including: * $17 million in online and live tournament winnings* 27 World Series of Poker cashes* 25 PocketFives Triple Crowns* Winner of British Poker Awards best online player 2010-2015 Following on from his best-selling first book, Moorman's Book of Poker, Chris decided to mix it up for his second book, Moorman, analyzing his own hands as well as sharing the fascinating story of how he achieved his phenomenal success. Chris discusses life growing up, how he got into poker and documents the highs and lows of his career so far. He takes you straight into the world of million dollar wins and even bigger losses. Naturally, Chris's story is built around his successes at the poker table. Chris discusses numerous key hands from throughout his career and explains in depth how he arrived at his decisions and analyzes whether they were right or wrong.Studying the hand analysis and though processes of the most successful online player ever will undoubtedly take your game to the next level. Furthermore, numerous world class pros, including Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree and Fedor Holz, share their insights into Chris's play. Moorman will allow you to understand what it is really like to think and act like the pros.
  • AFOMM
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    A lot of poker books promise instant success, screaming "Crush the online games" or "How I won a million dollars playing poker". They suggest that poker is actually rather easy and that anyone with five minutes to spare can quickly gain expertise in the game. But you know that these claims simply aren't true. To achieve mastery of poker is not easy - it requires a great deal of deep thinking. Expert Heads Up No Limit Hold 'em is a unique and remarkable book, providing a clear framework with which to analyse the game. The author Will Tipton, a PhD candidate at Cornell University, demonstrates how decision trees can be used to model complex poker decisions. Starting with simple preflop-only situations, he moves on to consider deeper concepts such as balance, the analysis of ranges, and the theory behind optimal bet sizing. Why study Heads Up No Limit? Because a deep understanding of this format is crucial for the modern poker player. It's a very exciting game in its own right, but it's also critical for the final stages of tournament or sit'n'go play. If you find yourself playing for first prize, you will be playing heads up for a great deal of money. Perfecting your play will give you the edge to maximise your expectation whether you are competing for the big money or grinding out your profit in heads up cash games or SNGs. Expert Heads Up No Limit Hold 'em will give you that edge by: helping you identify and maximally exploit opponents' tendencies giving you a clear explanation of the practical application of theoretical ideas developing your intuition about game theory so that you can apply its lessons directly at the tables
  • BQLQU
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    Some poker players become immensely successful while others fall by the wayside. ----- Why do some poker players become immensely successful while others fall by the wayside? --- What is it that separates the successes from the failures --- Is there a magic formula? ----- Over the last 12 years, Lance Bradley has been one of poker's leading journalists and now finds himself at the helm of PocketFives.com as President and Editor-in-Chief. During his time covering the poker world, Bradley has interviewed hundreds, if not thousands, of the world's best players. This experience has revealed one fascinating trend; contrary to what might be expected, there is no single guaranteed path to success. ----- Each and every poker player featured in The Pursuit of Poker Success has taken their own route to becoming one of the world's best players. The players interviewed for this book include World Series of Poker bracelet winners, World Poker Tour champions, online poker wizards and some of the best cash game players on the planet. Bradley spoke to each player about the way in which they found success in a game that can be humbling for so many. What worked for them can work for you.
  • BGYDZ
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    If you know Phil Hellmuth then you either love him or hate him! His rants, tirades, and lines like I can dodge bullets baby" and If it weren't for luck, I'd win them all" are epic and have earned him the nickname the Poker Brat." However, whether you love him or hate him, he is undoubtedly the greatest poker player of our time. Phil is a global poker icon who holds every record at the World Series of Poker, including an extraordinary 14 world championships. In Poker Brat Phil paints a picture of his early Midwestern life, in which he struggled mightily in grade school and high school, but always had aspirations to do something great. Phil takes you from the low lows of his life to the high highs, and shows you how he developed an unhealthy ego along the way, which eventually turned into his poker brat" persona. In Poker Brat, Phil shares his own powerful tips and techniques, the ones that he used to set his goals, and then he shows how he achieved those goals as he climbed to the summit of the poker world.
  • BJMFP
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    From one of the most respected football handicappers in the country, discover profitable football wagering made easy! John Rothschild starts you on your profitable journey with wild gambling stories that are hard to believe, but true. You'll discover enlightening angles that will show you how to often win over 75% of the time. You really can make money wagering, and have fun doing it! In Football Betting Made Easy you'll read about: Why most professional handicappers can't win half of their games. Wagering advice your parents should have taught you. The nine biggest betting blunders most people make. Some of his own comical "big mistakes" that eventually helped him become so successful. How to think differently than everyone else John Rothschild's easy-to-understand approach will help both seasoned professionals and novices. You won't need to learn complicated theories--just how to use clear-cut, proven strategies. The more you read, the more you'll profit!
  • AZHSJ
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    Poker: The Ultimate Book is a comprehensive guide to the most practiced table sport in the world and the perfect gift for the burgeoning player or the poker enthusiast looking to brush up on the game. The rules may be simple, but the practice itself entails a wide array of skills, all with millions of dollars at stake. This book invites readers to delve into the annals of the game, offering a narrative of its history and legendary players along with a detailed analysis of the basic rules, as well as astute tips that only an expert such as Franc ois Montmirel can provide.