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Deal me in : online cardrooms, big time tournaments, and the new poker

Author: Glenn McDonald
Publisher: San Francisco : Sybex, ©2005.
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Learn How to Play Smart, Stay Safe, and Have Fun with Online Poker ""Under the gun, I had a nut flush draw on the flop, so I go over the top back into the small blind, the guy on the button smooth calls, and I catch the boat on fifth street!"" The above quote may not sound intelligible to you now, but it actually makes perfect sense to dedicated poker players. Deal Me In! will have you talking the talk and walking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDonald, Glenn.
Deal me in.
San Francisco : Sybex, ©2005
(DLC) 2004108203
(OCoLC)60931101
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn McDonald
ISBN: 0470113170 9780470113172
OCLC Number: 74495701
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Deal Me In! Online Cardrooms, Big Time Tournaments, and the New Poker; Foreword; Contents; Bluffing Uncle Charlie; Skill and Luck; Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Online Poker; ""Online"" (The Technology); ""Poker"" (The Game); The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; The Internet, the Law, and You; The New Poker: How the Game Is Changing; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 2: Online Satellites and Big-Time Tournaments; What Is a Poker Tournament?; TV Tournaments; Why Play Tournament Poker?; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 3: A Brief History of Poker; The Origins of Card Games. Poker, Riverboats, and Saloons: An American SagaThe Modern Era; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 4: Poker Basics, Hand Rankings, and Betting Structure; Cards & Chips: The Essential Alchemy of Poker; Bet or Get Off the Pot: The Object of the Game; Poker Hand Rankings; Betting Structures; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 5: Popular Online Poker Games; Texas Hold 'Em: The Cadillac of Poker; Omaha: A Word from Nebraska ... ; Seven-Card Stud: Updating a Classic; New Arrangements of Familiar Tunes; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter. Chapter 6: System Requirements and Funny-Money Web GamesSystem Requirements; Kinder, Gentler Poker: Free Web-Based Games; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 7: Let's Get Serious: Real Poker, Fake Money; Why Play in Online Poker Rooms?; Window Shopping: Browsing the World of Online Poker; The Poker Rooms; Downloading and Installing Poker Room Software; Setting Up a Play-Money Account; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 8: Navigating the Free-Money Cardrooms; Getting Your Play Chips; Play-Money Games and Real-Money Games; Finding Tournament Tables; Sorting the Cash Games. Lurking: The Voyeur WithinPoker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 9: Take Your Seat! The Virtual Poker Table; Pull Up a Chair; View from the Top; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 10: Online Poker Room Etiquette; Howdy Stranger! Chatting, Coffeehousing, and Table Talk; Courtesy as Strategy; Common-Sense Etiquette; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 11: Playing with Real Money; Kindly Remember: This Really Is Gambling; Setting Limits; Internet Poker and the Law; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 12: Establishing a Real-Money Account. Why Won't They Take My Money: An OverviewBonus Codes; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 13: Table Stakes, "the Rake," and Other Playing Expenses; You Have an Account: Now What?; Games, Stakes, and Tournaments; Tournament Fees and "the Rake"; Play-Money and Real-Money Strategy; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 14: Cashing Out and Tournament Prizes; Cash-Out Options; Tournaments and Prize Packages; Poker Terms Used in This Chapter; Chapter 15: The Top Online Poker Rooms; Party Poker; Poker Stars; Ultimate Bet; Pacific Poker; Paradise Poker; Full Tilt Poker: The Next Generation.
Responsibility: Glenn McDonald ; [foreword by Chris "Jesus" Ferguson].
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Learn How to Play Smart, Stay Safe, and Have Fun with Online Poker ""Under the gun, I had a nut flush draw on the flop, so I go over the top back into the small blind, the guy on the button smooth calls, and I catch the boat on fifth street!"" The above quote may not sound intelligible to you now, but it actually makes perfect sense to dedicated poker players. Deal Me In! will have you talking the talk and walking the walk in no time. Whether you're playing with ""funny money"" or real stakes, you'll discover how fun and exciting online poker is, and how it demands much of the same strategies.

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