Book Description
So why should you keep your cards close to your chest?" Why is "an ace in the hole" such a great thing? From novices to advanced players, everyone who's ever played poker or wanted to can benefit from this jackpot of advice from two poker experts.
Inside Poker For Dummies, you can find: *Strategies that turn ordinary players into winners *Tips on bluffing, developing a poker face, reading other players, and remembering cards *Betting strategies: how to bet wisely and responsibly

Author Richard Harroch competes regularly in the World Series of Poker, and Lou Krieger relays his strategies in Card Player magazine. Both authors reveal their winning hands in Poker For Dummies."

Poker is America's national card game, and its popularity continues to grow. Nationwide, you can find a game in progress everywhere. If you want to play, you can find poker games on replicas of 19th century riverboats or on Native American tribal lands. You can play poker at home with the family or online with opponents from around the world. Like bowling and billiards before it, poker has moved out from under the seedier side of its roots and is flowering in the sunshine. Maybe you've never played poker before and you don't even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don't know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you're a poker expert, you still can benefit -- some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger. Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold'em Setting up a game at home Playing in a casino: Do's and don'ts Improving your play with Internet and video poker Deciphering poker sayings and slang Ten ways to read your opponent's body language Playing in poker tournaments Money management and recordkeeping Knowing when and how to bluff Poker looks like such a simple game. Anyone, it seems, can play it well -- but that's far from the truth. Learning the rules can be quick work, but becoming a winning player takes considerably longer. Still, anyone willing to make the effort can become a good player. You can succeed in poker the way you succeed in life: by facing it squarely, getting up earlier than the next person, and working harder and smarter than the competition.

QUOTE from Amazon Reviewer

After starting to play poker a home for a few quid, i decided to buy a book to clarify the rules and improve my poker. I was so impressed with this book, it had everything.
Don't be put off by the name, this book is for beginners and experts alike. It contains infomation about all kinds of playing, home, semi-pro and casino. I also has detailed chapters on lots of variations. I also gives you a detailed insite into how players will play, saving you a lot of cash!!:-)