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Card Games For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 05-16-2022

Do you love card games, or maybe want to get into card gambling? Card Games For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your friendly, easy-to-follow guide on the rules and best strategies. The book includes expert instruction and tips on all kinds of card games, including fun family games, bridge, and gambling games like poker and blackjack.

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Texas Hold'em For Dummies

Published 03-29-2022

The most fun you can have learning Texas Hold’em (and we ain’t bluffin’)

Playing Texas Hold’em is about the most fun you can have with two cards in your hand. Navigating the slang, rules, and intricacies of the game can be challenging, though. With Texas Hold’em For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you’ll learn the tricks you need to know to win your first online or in-person game. From ranking the various poker hands to applying betting strategies, this book helps you build the skills necessary to achieve poker room success.

In Texas Hold’em For Dummies, you’ll learn to:

  • Improve your chances at casinos and in online poker rooms
  • Participate in a poker tournament with confidence
  • Bluff, bet, raise, and fold in the right way at the right times

The perfect handbook for beginning poker players who want to play in-person or online, Texas Hold’em For Dummies is also an essential companion for more experienced players looking to brush up on the fundamentals and improve their skills.

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Bridge For Dummies

Published 06-13-2016

Try a hand at bridge—and outsmart your opponents

Bridge is the most popular card game in the world—and, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. Whether you're new to the game or a long-time player looking for new tricks, this new edition of Bridge For Dummies walks you through the intricacies of the game and arms you with tried-and-true tips and strategies for being a better player and beating your opponents from the very first draw.

Covering not only traditional contract bridge, but other popular variations of the game—including ACOL, Rubber, and Duplicate Bridge—this hands-on, friendly guide takes the guesswork out of this beloved game and arms you with the knowledge and know-how to make your game mates your minions. From knowing when and how high to bid to bringing home the tricks when you end up in a trump contract, it'll take your bridge skills to the next level in no time!

  • Strategize with your bridge partner
  • Confidently play bridge in clubs and tournaments
  • Use basic and advanced bidding techniques
  • Find bridge clubs and tournaments all over the world

Are you ready to trump the competition? Success is a page away with the help of Bridge For Dummies.

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Poker For Dummies

Published 05-26-2000

Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em

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.

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