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Card Games All-In-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-27571-8
Paperback
576 pages
October 2016
US $26.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Book 1: Taking a Stab at Card Games 3

CHAPTER 1: Getting Familiar with Card Game Basics 5

CHAPTER 2: Going Solo with Solitaire 15

CHAPTER 3: Creating Combinations in Rummy 35

CHAPTER 4: Working toward a Run with Fan Tan 49

CHAPTER 5: Nailing Bids with Oh Hell! and Romanian Whist 57

CHAPTER 6: Bowing to Trump in Euchre 65

CHAPTER 7: Following Suit with Spades 75

CHAPTER 8: Handling a Heaping Helping of Hearts 91

CHAPTER 9: Trying Some Children’s Games 103

Book 2: The Lowdown on Poker 117

CHAPTER 1: Warming Up with Poker Basics 119

CHAPTER 2: Applying Essential Strategies 137

CHAPTER 3: Succeeding at Seven-Card Stud 149

CHAPTER 4: Tackling Texas Hold’em 163

CHAPTER 5: Becoming an Expert at Omaha 171

CHAPTER 6: Trying Some Home Poker Games 187

Book 3: Staying North of the Border: Texas Hold’em 197

CHAPTER 1: Just Tell Me How to Play: Texas Hold’em Basics 199

CHAPTER 2: Beginning with Two 217

CHAPTER 3: Flopping ’Til You’re Dropping 229

CHAPTER 4: Taking Your Turn 241

CHAPTER 5: Dipping in the River 249

CHAPTER 6: Playing the Players 257

CHAPTER 7: Bluffing: When Everything Isn’t What It Appears to Be 269

Book 4: Going Online to Play: Internet Poker 281

CHAPTER 1: Creating a Winning Combination: Poker, the Internet, and You 283

CHAPTER 2: Putting Internet Poker’s Nuances to Work in Your Play 289

CHAPTER 3: Adapting to the World of Internet Poker 307

CHAPTER 4: Exploring Your Online Game Options 315

Book 5: More Than Just an Old Folks’ Game: Bridge 331

CHAPTER 1: Going to Bridge Boot Camp 333

CHAPTER 2: Counting and Taking Sure Tricks 341

CHAPTER 3: Using Winning Trick Techniques at Notrump Play 349

CHAPTER 4: Introducing Trump Suits 365

CHAPTER 5: Starting with Bidding Basics 381

CHAPTER 6: Wrapping Up with Scorekeeping 391

Book 6: Trying to Beat the House: Casino Gambling 401

CHAPTER 1: Casino Gambling 101: The Inside Scoop 403

CHAPTER 2: Probability and Odds: What You Need to Succeed 419

CHAPTER 3: Managing Your Money in a Casino 429

CHAPTER 4: Minding Your Gambling Manners 441

CHAPTER 5: The Easiest Game to Beat: Blackjack 453

CHAPTER 6: Not Just For High Rollers: Baccarat 469

CHAPTER 7: Rolling the Dice: Craps 481

CHAPTER 8: Spinning Wheel Goes Round ’n’ Round: Roulette 501

CHAPTER 9: Mastering the Machines: Slots 515

Index 533

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