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Beschreibung

Take poker online the fun and easy way!

Five years ago, 50 million people were playing poker recreationally or professionally. Now that number is more than 100 million, including a huge influx of young people. Online betting is up nearly four-fold over the past year, with total wagers running over $30 billion. Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies provides the lowdown on the hottest game around, highlighting the best sites and virtual games and showing how to make secure online bets. The book covers setting up an account, securing funds, navigating a basic online poker game, using Internet abbreviations and lingo, observing online poker etiquette, playing popular online poker games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha, devising a winning strategy, and participating in tournaments.

Mark 'The Red' Harlan and Chris Derossi are avid poker players and the masterminds behind the next-generation poker software licensed to Gamesgrid.com.

Autorentext

Mark "The Red" Harlan and Chris Derossi are avid poker players and the masterminds behind the next-generation poker software licensed to Gamesgrid.com.

Klappentext

Find the right site, set up an account, and play to win!

The fun and easy way to take poker online and win!

Passionate about poker? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the lowdown on the hottest games around including Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, and Seven-Card Stud. Read up on how to find the best sites, put your money online safely, size up your opponents, and take your poker game to the next level.

THE DUMMIES WAY®

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Online cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Set up an account
  • Make secure online bets
  • Devise a winning strategy
  • Follow online etiquette
  • Participate in online tournaments

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Zusammenfassung
Take poker online the fun and easy way!

Five years ago, 50 million people were playing poker recreationally or professionally. Now that number is more than 100 million, including a huge influx of young people. Online betting is up nearly four-fold over the past year, with total wagers running over $30 billion. Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies provides the lowdown on the hottest game around, highlighting the best sites and virtual games and showing how to make secure online bets. The book covers setting up an account, securing funds, navigating a basic online poker game, using Internet abbreviations and lingo, observing online poker etiquette, playing popular online poker games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha, devising a winning strategy, and participating in tournaments.

Inhalt

Introduction 1

Part I: Internet Poker Basics 7

Chapter 1: Creating a Winning Combination: Poker, the Internet, and You 9

Chapter 2: Getting Online and Choosing a Site 17

Chapter 3: Putting Internet Poker's Nuances to Work in Your Play 35

Chapter 4: Taking Your Cash to Cyberspace Safely 55

Part II: Taking Your Poker to a New Level The Cyber Level 67

Chapter 5: Adapting to a New World: Internet Poker 69

Chapter 6: Figuring Out Your Opponents (Without Them Figuring Out You) 89

Chapter 7: Exploring Your Online Game Options 107

Chapter 8: Building Your Online Poker Skills (Without Going Broke) 125

Chapter 9: Strategies for Short-Handed Ring Games 135

Part III: Taking Over Tournaments 147

Chapter 10: Perusing Your Online Tournament Options 149

Chapter 11: Clueing in to Tournament Chip Standings 165

Chapter 12: Winning Single-Table Tournaments 177

Chapter 13: When Your Chips Are Flying: Single-Table Strategies 193

Part IV: The Part of Tens 207

Chapter 14: Ten Common Internet Poker Mistakes 209

Chapter 15: Ten Things to Keep in Mind in the Heat of Battle 215

Chapter 16: Ten Great Internet Poker Resources 219

Chapter 17: Ten Mistakes to Avoid during Live Action 225

Appendix: Glossary 231

Index 233

Produktinformationen

Titel: Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies
Autor:
EAN: 9780471751021
ISBN: 978-0-471-75102-1
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: For Dummies
Genre: Spielen, Raten
Anzahl Seiten: 268
Veröffentlichung: 22.04.2005
Jahr: 2005
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 4.0 MB