The Secret Code To Texas Hold'em.
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No Limit Texas Hold'em poker has experienced a phenomenal growth in popularity and players in large part because of the miniature cameras that have allowed television viewers to experience the excitement and drama of tournament play. In The Secret Code To Texas Hold'em, author Jim Pontillow draws upon his more than twenty years of experience in the gaming industry (which includes operating a card room) to distill into a single, highly portable, "user friendly" instructional reference for aspiring Hold'em players. Pontillo (who has an academic background in math) treats playing poker as a combination of science and intuition. The result is a spiral bound reference that covers standard poker hand rankings, venues and styles, bets, Hold'em basics, strategy tips, a glossary, and an appendices of odds. The unique aspect of The Secret Code To Texas Hold'em is the chapter on "The Chip" which teachers players how to record play information with a kind of poker short hand. Enhanced with an accompanying CD allowing entry into an Online Poker Room and a $100 credit, The Secret Code To Texas Hold'em is the perfect introduction for the novice poker player looking to get involved with a game of Texas Hold'em!
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2006|
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