TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK…………………………          1

 

1 - GENERAL CONCEPTS

FOLLOW YOUR ABC'S…………………….            3

FOUR POKER MYTHS……………………..            5

GETTING AN OVERLAY…………………..             8

COUNTER-MEASURES…………………….            10

BEATING A LOOSE GAME………………..            13

TIGHT AND LOOSE PLAY…………………           16

BETTING YOUR HAND…………………….            18

THE RERAISE………………………………..           20

FOLLOW THROUGH……………………….            23

BETTING ON THE END…………………….           27

INTEGRATE YOUR GAME………………..            33

SHORTHANDED PLAY……………………..           36

TURNING PRO……………………………….           39

 

2 - GAMBLING SKILLS

BE A GOOD GAMBLER…………………….           45

THE MENTAL SIDE…………………………           48

MONEY MANAGEMENT…………………..            50

MOVING UP IN CLASS……………………..            53

LIMITING YOUR LOSSES…………………            58

 

3 - READING OPPONENTS

SIZING UP A STRANGER………………….             61

THE TRUTH ABOUT TELLS………………           67

YOUR EYES…………………………………..            71


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4 - DECEPTION AND BLUFFING

DECEIVING OPPONENTS………………….           76

STEALING BLINDS AND ANTES…………            80

ADVERTISING……………………………….            83

USING LEVERAGE………………………….            86

YOUR TABLE IMAGE………………………           89

SHOULD I BLUFF?…………………………..           94

PICKING OFF A BLUFF…………………….           97

20 PRINCIPLES OF BLUFFING……………           101

BLUFFING EXAMPLES…………………….            104

A BLUFFING QUIZ…………………………..           114

 

5 - HOLD'EM

SETTING HOLD'EM STANDARDS………..           118

SOME HOLD'EM HANDS…………………..           121

A TYPICAL HAND…………………………..            124

HOW MANY ENEMY?………………………           127

RAISING AND MISSING……………………            132

PLAYING THE BLIND POSITION………..            135

A HOLD'EM QUIZ…………………………..            138

 

6 - OMAHA

OMAHA BASICS……………………………..           143

 

7 - STUD

RETURN TO STUD………………………….            149

STEALING AT STUD………………………..            152


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8 - HIGH-LOW SPLIT

HIGH-LOW SPLIT STRATEGY……………            156

OMAHA EIGHT-OR-BETTER……………..           159

 

9 - BIG-BET POKER

WHAT IS BIG-BET POKER?……………….           162

THE SKILL FACTOR………………………..           165

HOW MUCH TO BET………………………..          168

OVERBETTING THE POT………………….           172

POSITION…………………………………….            174

WHERE'S HE FROM?……………………….           178

FLOPPING THE NUTS………………………           181

BETTING WITHOUT ANY OUTS………….           184

WALKIN' BACK TO HOUSTON…………..           186

INSIDE MY HEAD……………………………           189

 

10 - TOURNAMENTS

TOURNAMENT PLAY………………………           194

A SATELLITE TIP…………………………..            200

SATELLITE STRATEGY……………………            202

WHAT IS YOUR PLAY?…………………….            206

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY………….           209

 

INDEX OF POKER PERSONALITIES…….           219