The Little Black Book of Poker by John Hartley

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Poker is a game of skill. (If you have friends who think otherwise, be sure to invite them to poker night.) It requires knowledge of odds, betting strategies, and nerves of steel. With an easy-to-understand breakdown of essential poker strategy, including probability tables and advice on the inexact science of bluffing, you can bet this poker primer delivers the inside straight on how to survive poker night with your wallet intact.

Odds are you'll pick up serious tips from these pages packed with information on one of the world's most popular card games. In addition to crucial gameplay tips, The Little Black Book of Poker covers the history of poker, terminology, rules and common variations, and how to ensure that any poker night you host (or attend) is a success. Ninety popular poker games are explained step by step.

About John Hartley

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John Hartley AM is Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, and Distinguished Professor of Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is author of many books and articles on television, journalism, cultural studies and the creative industries. Recent books include The Uses of Digital Literacy (2009), Television Truths (2008), Creative Industries (ed., 2005), and A Short History of Cultural Studies (2003).
Published September 1, 2004 by Peter Pauper Press. 161 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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