Beginners Guide to Limit Hold'em

Beginners Guide to Limit Hold'em

by Byron Jacobs

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Five years ago Internet Poker barely existed. Now, a poker revolution has occurred and at any given moment tens of thousands of players are playing poker for real money from their own homes. There are dozens of sites offering hundreds of different games. Whether you want to play for big stakes, modest stakes or just for fun money, you can log on and find a suitable live game within seconds. There are many variants of Poker but Limit Hold’em is the game. Approximately 50% of on-line players are playing Limit Hold’em. If you want to join them, then this is the book for you. Most people have a rough idea how to play poker, but the Beginners Guide to Limit Hold’em assumes no prior knowledge and builds from the absolute basics. Experienced author and successful on-line poker player Byron Jacobs provides newcomers to the game with a thorough grounding in the rules and the basic principles. Beginners Guide to Limit Hold’em deals with every aspect of playing limit hold’em on-line including the rules, etiquette, basic strategy, bankroll management and site and game selection. Poker is a fun game, but it is more fun when you win. This book will provide you with sufficient knowledge to commence your poker career as a winning player at small stakes games. • Learn Limit Hold’em from scratch or brush up on the basics • Extensive hints and tips make key advice easy to remember • Numerous problems allow you to guage your understanding of key ideas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904468219
Publisher: D&B Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Byron Jacobs is a successful on-line limit hold’em player. He is the author of the highly popular How Good is Your Limit Hold’em? and is a regular columnist for Card Player magazine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Why Play Poker?9
The Online Poker Revolution10
Hold'em Poker12
Show me the Money14
Developing a Feel15
The Scope of this Book16
Chapter 2The Ranking of the Hands17
Hand Rankings18
Exercise One32
Exercise Two34
Chapter 3Introducing the Board39
Using Seven Cards40
Exercise Three50
Understanding Hand Strength53
Exercise Four61
Chapter 4The Basics of Play65
How Limit Hold'em is Played66
The Betting69
A Practical Example72
Exercise Five85
Other Forms of Poker86
Chapter 5How Hands Develop89
Starting Hands - Basic Principles90
The Concept of Outs91
Playing Hands99
Focusing on Outs109
Exercise Six116
Developing a Feel122
Chapter 6Hold'em Play - Basic Principles125
Odds and Pot Odds126
Implied Odds131
Exercise Seven132
Chapter 7Pre-Flop Play - General Principles135
Position and Pre-Flop Play136
Small Cards140
Pairs and Non-Pairs143
Suited or Offsuit149
Entering the Pot152
Playing from the Blinds156
Chapter 8Pre-Flop Play - Specific Strategies157
Playing Pairs158
Playing Unpaired High Cards162
Playing Speculative Hands165
In Practice167
Exercise Eight176
Chapter 9Post-Flop Concepts179
Pre- and Post-Flop Play180
Assessing the Flop184
Betting Concepts191
Chapter 10Post-Flop Strategy197
When to Raise198
The Importance of Position201
Outs and Pot Odds204
Playing a Strong Draw217
Staying out of Trouble225
River Play228
Putting it all Together231
Chapter 11Final Thoughts243
Caveat Emptor244
What to do Next245
Further Reading246
Results and Running Bad247
Keeping Track249
Solutions to Exercises252
Odds Tables260

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