How to win, an intermediate player who wants to improve his game and win more, or an advanced player who wants to reinforce and define his game, this book is for you. It also may introduce you to some real poker games that you are not familiar with but will enjoy playing. There is a lot more to poker than the no-limit games you watch on TV. We will cover the following games:
- Limit Texas hold’em: a flop game in which each player receives two hole (private) cards to go with five community cards. Each player makes the best five-card hand out of the seven cards.
- No-limit Texas hold’em: the basics are the same as limit hold’em except you can bet any amount at any time. It’s the same as limit Texas hold’em, only different! Sounds simple, but it isn’t!
- Omaha: another flop game where each player receives four hole cards to work with.
- Omaha high-low split: begins like Omaha but with a twist that lets you play for the highest hand, the lowest hand, or both. (To win both ways is to “scoop” the pot.)
- Seven-card stud: a favorite and a staple for most who know poker. In seven-card stud players receive two downcards, four upcards, and one more down. (There are no community cards in stud games. Each player receives his own seven cards to make the best five-card hand.)
- Razz: like seven-card stud, except you play for the best low hand rather than the best high.
Seven-card stud high-low split: similar to seven-card stud, but with the same two-way twist as Omaha high-low. Stud high-low is sort of a combination of seven-card stud and razz, a real thinking (wo)man’s game.
- I also will give you the ins and outs of a few Mansino casino ; that was once very popular: five-card draw with a joker, jacks back, and lowball. With the exception of draw poker, jacks-back, and lowball, each chapter on each of the aforementioned games will be divided into subsections: tips for the beginner, tips for the intermediate, and tips for the advanced player.