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Authors: Richard D. Harroch,Lou Krieger

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Poker For Dummies
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Why You Need This Book
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here

Chapter 1: Poker Basics

Before You Put on Your Poker Face
Planning and discipline
The object of the game
Number of players
The deck
Poker chips
The Basics of Play
Hand Rankings
Royal flush; straight flush
Four-of-a-kind
Full house
Flush
Straight
Three-of-a-kind
Two pair
One pair
No pair
Low hands
Betting
Rules of the Road
Going all-in
The forbidden string raise
How to raise
No splashing
Protecting your hand; cards speak
Table stakes
Timeout
Decks and dealing
The finer points: Etiquette

Chapter 2: Texas Hold’em

Basic Rules
Blind Bets
Hold’em in General
Hold’em only looks like Stud — it plays differently
The first two cards are critical
Position, position, and position
The flop should fit your hand
Beyond the flop
Hold’em in Depth
Small gaps make more straights
Gapped cards
Acting last is a big advantage
Starting Hands
The Art of Raising
You’ve been raised
When someone’s raised after you’ve called
When should you raise?
Playing the Flop
Fit or fold
Flops you’re going to love, and flops to fold on
Overcards
Flopping a draw
Multiway possibilities
Playing the Turn
What to do when you improve on the turn
What to do when you don’t improve on the turn
Should you continue with a draw?
Should you checkraise or come out betting?
Bluffing on the turn
Playing the River
Realized versus potential value
What do I do when I make my draw?
Top pair on the river
When the Pot Gets Big

Poker For Dummies
®
, Mini Edition

by Richard D. Harroch and Lou Krieger

Poker For Dummies
®
, Mini Edition
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