Best-selling author and poker expert Ken Warren takes you from the basics of poker to the ins and outs of playing and winning at every type of game- cardrooms casions home games and even on the internet! Learn how to compete in local tournaments and multi-million dollar televised events including the legendary World Series of Poker. You'll also learn how to play hold'em in all its forms including the exciting no-limit games.
In these pages you'll find valuable information on how to bet raise checkraise bluff semi-bluff and how to take advantage of position and pot odds. Warren teaches you how to read a tell and manage your bankroll. He also teaches you the lingo: this book is packed with poker slang- common and obscure- and its definitions. Whether you're a pro a newbie or somewhere in between The Big Book of Poker will help you cash in on pots and hold your own against the toughest players around.
By all accounts Charlie Shoten has led a fantastic life. Born in New York City the onetime computer entrepreneur insurance executive and now professional poker player has enjoyed a wealth of success that some may never reach. It was unfortunate then when Charlie found that he wasn't happy with his life.
That all changed for Charlie once he found his basic problems in life. Once he made those corrections his life became fuller and each day better than the last. Now Charlie has passed those lessons learned onto the rest of us via his new book "No-Limit Life". In it he points out where many people have problems in their lives (and in their poker games as well) and presents a very well thought out solution to those problems. No-Limit Life is Shoten's effort to share the Roadmap he follows. It is short funny easy to read enjoyable and perhaps the simplest and most effective path you could ever hope to follow.
The thoughts he places in "No-Limit Life" must have helped him tremendously. Since picking up the game of No-Limit in 2002 Charles has cashed in fifty tournaments across the United States and has become one of the most respected and top-ranked professional players in the game.
If you play Texas Hold'em (or any other poker variations) for money or fun it is just a matter of time before someone will try and cheat you. Cheating at Hold'Em will give you the edge you need to protect yourself at the poker table. You'll quickly have the knowledge you need to prevent hustlers from scamming you in an easy to understand format that is both fun and entertaining.
The best players in the world cannot overcome the advantage a cheater enjoys and there are dozens of ways your game and your bankroll can be compromised. When it comes to dealing with cheating at the poker table the knowledge in Cheating at Hold'Em is your only protection.
The information contained in Cheating at Hold'em is not a magician's version of how to cheat at cards; it is an authentic accurate and educational demonstration of the professional cheater's ploys exactly as employed in actual play. Cheating at Hold'em explores and acquaints you with all known artifices employed by both professional and amateur card cheats.
Cheating at Hold'em will help you become an expert on: Marked Cards Strippers Learn How to Detect Gaffed Decks in Factory Sealed Containers Without Opening the Case Peeking and Flashing and Much More!
Is high-stakes poker a metaphor for the American Dream? A bi-coastal couple Susan and Tim carry their independent film company and four-year-old son on an eight month ride through the world of tournament poker. Their plan: Play in six high-stakes poker tournaments. Win some money. Document their journey. Save their company. Business and formerly romantic partners Susan and Tim often disagree. Susan is a self-directed high energy gambler who has won poker tournaments before. Tim is her sensible but anxious mate and often her unwanted conscience.
No Limit takes us through the highs and lows of their quest. Along the way we get to meet the peculiar players from around the globe who populate the poker world and hear their thoughts on poker's connection to the American dream. They are by turns passionate overwrought insightful and absurd. None are boring and many have become superstars in their sport. Primarily they speak to the virtues of both risk taking and a psychological understanding of other people. As Mirage Resorts' CEO Bobby Baldwin states "you can't play business defensively; you can't have a relationship defensively. It's about offense." None of the players are very offensive rather they're a surprisingly articulate multi-ethnic set of individuals admirably determined to follow their own path. At the same time they follow strict sometimes amusing poker social conventions.
Their colorful interviews are the heart of the movie. As Susan struggles to scoop a jackpot we also see the effect the poker tour is having on her relationships both with Tim and their son. Clearly poker moms are not like soccer moms. While exploring themes of greed addiction individualism talent and freedom Tim and Susan have made an entertaining documentary guiding us through an offbeat world few of us will enter. Is there a happy ending? This is about the American Dream after all...
Hautman is an award winning writer; this new fiction novel impressive sharply written new crime thriller is definitely for adults-especially those who would rather play poker than do anything else. Peeky Kane an attractive woman in her 40s is a prop-hired to keep shorthanded poker games going at a casino owned by a Native American tribe near Tucson Arizona. She gets paid $110 per eight-hour-shift plus health insurance keeps any money she wins at the tables (and must make up any losses out of her own pocket).
Because she's shrewd and talented Peeky has managed to put together a small nest egg some of which goes to her troubled 21-year-old daughter Jaymie. Peeky's lover Buddy Balcomb is also a poker addict whose own winning streak may be over.
Peeky's life takes a few sharp turns after some crooked dealers find a new way to steal money and make her an unwilling accomplice. As this short but action-packed novel shows Hautman is the kind of cool expert player who keeps the cards coming.
In 1998 best-selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre an inspiration to innumerable poker players and poker memoirists who followed. Big Deal is his story of days and nights in Las Vegas Malta and Morocco mingling with the greats sharpening his game perfecting his repartee and learning a great deal about himself in the process. Poker Holden would insist is a paradigm of life at its most intense a gladiatorial contest that brings out the best as well as the worst in people. The heroes and eccentrics of the poker world stalk the pages of this remarkable book along with all the hair-raising nail-biting excitement of the game itself. An award-winning journalist Anthony Holden is also the author of several best-selling biographies of such figures as Shakespeare Tchaikovsky Laurence Olivier and the Prince of Wales. His most recent book is the sequel Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom.
If you dream of being at the final table in a world-class poker event then stop dreaming and start watching Masters of the Casino. It's an in-depth series for poker players of all levels. Learn eveything you need to know to win at top-level poker plus a lot of things you've never thought of and you'll find you pick up more and more while you grow as a player.
This introductory disc hosted by Chris Moneymaker is broken down into four sections: BASIC CONCEPT OF THE GAME gives you an overview as to how Texas Hold'em is played. Tom McEvoy's WINNING TEXAS HOLD'EM takes you through some of the basic strategy that you absolutely must master before you can become a really great poker player. In HOW TO CONQUER ONLINE POKER Chris Moneymaker explores online play and gives some of his more advanced strategies. Don't try them until you master Tom's section! Jon Armstrong's EZ CHIP AND CARD TRICKS are fun and easy to learn. Just practice and you'll master them in no time. So enjoy-and may all your flops be big ones!
Hosted by former model Shana Hiatt the series travels to exotic locations across the globe to cover high-stakes poker tournaments with hidden-camera technology that allows viewers to see the players' cards as well as expert commentary by poker champs Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten that help explain every nuance of the game. This collection presents the best of WORLD POKER TOUR's third season for eight episodes that travel to the Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City the Grand Prix de Paris in France the WPT World Championship in Las Vegas and more.
World Poker Tour - Best Of Season 3 showcases the best players and biggest payouts from the $100 million dollar season of the WPT. Every episode of World Poker Tour - Best Of Season 3 is jam-packed with surprises suspense and excitement. Hungry amateurs take on ice cool pros veteran players square off against young guns and all reveling in the high-wire act of life changing money being risked on every turn of a card. Featuring pros Doyle Brunson Gus Hansen Phil Ivey Erick Lindgren Daniel Negreanu and more!
Since the 2003 publication of the groundbreaking Killer Poker Online the Internet game has exploded and the online poker landscape has completely changed. More than 150000 people are logged in and playing online for real money every day. What does this mean for you? Lots of opportunities to take serious money from novices. Update your Internet play now and make sure you get your share.
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Vanquish foes in heads-up play
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From the earliest written references of Poker in 1834 to this year's World Series of Poker where millions of dollars are at stake The Rough Guide to Poker has it all. The history of the game it's most famous players and valuable insider advice tips and strategy to help you become a winner are all included. With over 100 million players worldwide whether you're a seasoned player or a novice The Rough Guide to Poker has what you need.
Detailed explanations on how to play the multitude of Poker variations.
Poker Superstars from Nik the Greek and Amarillo Slim to celebrity players Matt Damon Ben Affleck and James Woods.
Major Poker events including the Poker World Series held every July in Las Vegas and the World Poker Tour.
Poker in Literature the movies in music on TV and the "culture" of Poker.
Comprehensive references for Poker magazines websites TV programs blogs and more.
"The Rough Guide to Poker" is the ultimate companion to the world's most famous card game. This essential guide tracks the game's history from its early beginnings on the Mississippi riverboats right up to the current global boom in online playing and televised tournaments. Known for its mystique glamour and notoriety the guide looks at the game's most famous poker faces from playing legends Johnny Moss and Thomas Amarillo Slim Preston to US President Richard Nixon and Hollywood celebrities Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. There is also section on the rise in popularity of women players including actress Linda Fiorentino who won her part in Men In Black in a poker match. The guide also looks at the global fascination with poker from its starring role in recent blockbuster movies to the current buzz in celebrity TV poker. The heart of the guide looks at the many different versions of the game with detailed explanations on how to play and plenty of useful insider advice tips and secrets on how to become a successful player. From the glamorous casinos of Las Vegas to the top online poker sites - this guide looks at the very best places to play the game and comes complete with a full glossary of poker terms to make sure you get the most from your hand and that's no bluff!
Join Ed Deline President of Operations for the Montecito Resort & Casino and his protEgE Danny McCoy a former U.S. Marine and Las Vegas native as they deal with card-counting cheaters costly streaks of random luck and rival casinos stealing their big-money players in the town deservedly known as Sin City....
Summer. The Montecito has been demolished and its tight-knit staff has been similarly dismantled scattered to the four winds.
Big Ed and Nessa find intrigue in London as they try to solve the mystery of her father's fate....
While running his dad's construction company Danny learns that his ex-fiancEe Mary is in danger and takes it upon himself to do something about it....
Mike is working at a rival casino but when he uncovers a suspicious plot afoot he finds himself becoming the boy who cried wolf....
Delinda takes on the challenge of managing an exclusive nightclub but her tempestuous relationship with a pro football player causes unforeseen troubles....
And Sam scrambles to reestablish her reputation (and her bank account). Find out everything you missed during the long hot summer when Danny and his friends struggled to go their separate ways.
Apostolico provides in-depth analysis of hands he's encountered in real-life games plus key sample hands that cover crucial poker concepts. He reveals the thought processes that go into making the smartest decision no matter what cards you're dealt or what environment you're playing in. In learning to think like a pro you'll also learn to anticipate your opponents' moves and you'll acquire strategies that can be used to throw even the most experienced players off their game.
Apostolico recounts notable hands he's played with some of the best in the business including Barry Greenstein and John Phan and also offters insights gleaned from his many years on the circuit as well as advice on adapting and evolving your strategy to suit each game.
This is the ultimate book for the craps player who knows that the only object of the game is walking out a winner. John Patrick gives an in-depth look at the real keys to success in the big leagues: money management and discipline. Seventy percent of craps players get ahead at some point in the casino visits. Of those from seventy to ninety percent give back their winnings...and then some. But with Patrick's methods you gain control over your money- you'll know when and how much to bet-and from ther you'll be on your way to controlling the game play and walking away from any craps table as a winner.
For those seasoned players who know the game here's how- with smarth money management and a little lucky- you can leave the table a winner. The key to success is to watch for trends. When a player wins three out of four hands it can be considered a strong sign that the shoe is with him. And if a player loses three of four hands the reverse can be applied. Patrick's methods also explain how players can keep count of the aces and face cards as well as the cards in between. The skill of card counting has never been so easy to learn and use!
So if you think you know how to win at blackjack but just can't translate it into cash this is the book you need to read to become able at the table.
Poker is a numbers game. To win consistently you need to deduce what your opponents are holding and how they are going to act then calculate your winning percentages. Do you think this kind of analysis is beyond your reach? Not any more. Killer Poker by the Numbers teaches you step-by-step how to perform this analysis then apply it to many common situations found in no-limit Texas hold'em today's most popular form of poker.
Killer Poker by the Numbers is the first and only poker book that completely unveils the math used to make winning decisions and simultaneouly gives you the tools to do the analysis yourself. Tony Guerrera presents crucial concepts in an accessible and engaging way teaching you how to calculate the smartest move in any situation.
War is the reciprocal and violent application
of force between hostile political entities aimed at
bringing about a desired political end-state via armed
conflict. In his seminal work,
Carl Von Clausewitz calls war the "continuation of
political intercourse, carried on with other means."
War is an interaction in which two or more militaries
have a “struggle of wills”.
When qualified as a
civil war, it is a dispute inherent to a given
society, and its nature is in the conflict over modes of
governance rather than
sovereignty. War is not considered to be the same as
genocide because of the reciprocal nature of the
violent struggle, and the
organized nature of the units involved.
War is also a cultural entity, and its practice is
not linked to any single type of political organisation
or society. Rather, as discussed by
John Keegan in his “History Of Warfare”, war is a
universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by
the society that wages it.
The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the
tribal warfare that began well before recorded human
history, to wars between
empires. A group of combatants and their support is
army on land, a
navy at sea, and
air force in the air. Wars may be prosecuted
simultaneously in one or more different
theatres. Within each theatre, there may be one or
military campaigns. A military campaign includes not
only fighting but also intelligence, troop movements,
propaganda, and other components. Continuous
conflict is traditionally called a
battle, although this terminology is not always fed
to conflicts involving aircraft, missiles or bombs
alone, in the absence of ground troops or naval forces.
War is not limited to the
human species, as
ants engage in massive intra-species conflicts which
might be termed warfare. It is theorized that other
species also engage in similar behavior, although this
is not well documented.
Some believe war has always been with us; others
stress the lack of clear evidence that war is not in our
prehistoric past, and the fact that many peaceful,
non-military societies have and still do exist.
Originally, war likely consisted of small-scale raiding.
Since the rise of the state some 5000 years ago,
military activity has occurred over much of the globe.
The advent of gunpowder and the acceleration of
technological advances led to modern warfare.
Since the close of the
Vietnam War, the ideas expounded by the Prussian
military theorist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) have
come to thoroughly permeate American military writing,
doctrinal, theoretical, and historical. His book
On War, first published (as
Vom Kriege) in 1832, was adopted as a key
text at the Naval War College in 1976, the Air War
College in 1978, the Army War College in 1981. It has
always been central at the U.S. Army's School for
Advanced Military Studies at Leavenworth (founded in
1983). The U.S. Marine Corps's brilliant little
philosophical field manual
FMFM 1: Warfighting (1989) is essentially a
distillation of On War, and the newer Marine
Corps Doctrinal Publications (MCDPs,
c.1997) are equally reflective of Clausewitz's basic
This is not the first time Clausewitz has been in
fashion. Indeed, On War has been the bible of
many thoughtful soldiers ever since Field Marshal
Helmuth von Moltke attributed to its guidance his
stunning victories in the wars of German unification
(1864, 1866, 1870-71). Nor is it the first time that
individual American soldiers and military
thinkers have been attracted by his ideas: George
Patton, Albert Wedemeyer, and—especially—Dwight
Eisenhower were intensely interested in what he had to
It is, however, the first time that the American
armed forces as institutions have turned to
Clausewitz. While the philosopher had insisted that war
was "simply the expression of politics by other means,"
the traditional attitude of American soldiers had been
that "politics and strategy are radically and
fundamentally things apart. Strategy begins where
politics end. All that soldiers ask is that once the
policy is settled, strategy and command shall be
regarded as being in a sphere apart from politics."*2
The sudden acceptability of Clausewitz in the wake of
Vietnam is not difficult to account for, for among the
major military theorists only Clausewitz seriously
struggled with the sort of dilemma that American
military leaders faced in the aftermath of their defeat.
Clearly, in what had come to be called in scathing terms
a "political war," the political and military components
of the American war effort had come unstuck. It ran
against the grain of America's military men to criticize
elected civilian leaders, but it was just as difficult
to take the blame upon themselves. Clausewitz's analysis
could not have been more relevant:
The more powerful and inspiring the motives for
war,... the more closely will the military aims and
the political objects of war coincide, and the more
military and less political will war appear to be.
On the other hand, the less intense the motives, the
less will the military element's natural tendency to
violence coincide with political directives. As a
result, war will be driven further from its natural
course, the political object will be more and more
at variance with the aim of ideal war, and the
conflict will seem increasingly political in
When people talk, as they often do, about
harmful political influence on the management of
war, they are not really saying what they mean.
Their quarrel should be with the policy itself, not
with its influence.
Vom Kriege (IPA: [fɔm
ˈkʁiːgə]) is a book on
military strategy by
Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the
Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and
published posthumously by his wife in 1832. It has been
English several times as On War. On
War is actually an unfinished work; Clausewitz had
set about revising his accumulated manuscripts in 1827,
but did not live to finish the task. His wife eventually
compiled all the work and the final two chapters
Clausewitz never finished.
On War is one of the first books on modern
military strategy. This is mainly due to Clausewitz'
integration of politics and social and economic issues
as some of the most important factors in deciding the
outcomes of a war. It is one of the most important
treatises on strategy ever written, and is prescribed at
military academies to this day.
Carl von Clausewitz was a
Prussian officer among those baffled by how the
armies of the
French Revolution and
Napoleon had changed the nature of war through their
ability to motivate the populace and thus unleash war on
a greater scale than had previously been the case in
Europe. Clausewitz was well educated and had a strong
interest in art, science, and education, but he was a
professional soldier who spent a considerable part of
his life fighting against Napoleon. There is no doubt
that the insights he gained from his experiences,
combined with a solid grasp of European history,
provided much of the raw material for the book. On
War represents the compilation of his most cogent
Note: Clausewitz states that Napoleon's tactics were
not revolutionary at all and that Napoleonic Warfare did
not change anything greatly in military history. The
technology of weaponry for the most part remained
static, and new strategies weren't developed, but rather
Napoleon refurbished old ones, mixing them into one
The book contains a wealth of historical examples
used to illustrate its various concepts.
Frederick II of Prussia (the Great) figures
prominently for having made very efficient use of the
limited forces at his disposal.
Napoleon also is a central figure.
Among many strands of thought, three stand out as
essential to Clausewitz' concept:
War must never be seen as a purpose to itself,
but as a means of physically forcing one's will on
an opponent ("War is not merely a political act, but
also a real political instrument, a continuation of
political commerce, a carrying out of the same by
The military objectives in war that support
one's political objectives fall into two broad
types: "war to achieve limited aims" and war to
"disarm” the enemy: “to render [him] politically
helpless or militarily impotent."
The course of war will tend to favor the party
employing more force and resources (a notion
extended by Germany's leaders in World War One into
"total war"—the pursuit of complete military victory
regardless of the political consequences).
"You must not fight too often with one enemy,
or you will teach him all your art of war." –
Military strategy is the plan and execution of
the contest between very large groups of armed
adversaries. It involves each opponent's diplomatic,
informational, military, and economic resources wielded
against the other's resources to gain supremacy or
reduce the opponent's will to fight. It is a principle
tool to secure the
national interest. A contemporary military strategy
is developed via
It is as old as
society itself. It is a subdiscipline of
warfare and of
foreign policy. In comparison,
grand strategy is that strategy of the largest of
organizations which are currently the
confederation, or international
alliances. Military strategy has its origins before
Battle of the Ten Kings and will endure through the
space age. It is larger in perspective than
military tactics which is the disposition and
maneuver of units on a particular sea or battlefield.
Military strategy in the 19th century was still
viewed as one of a trivium of "arts" or "sciences" that
govern the conduct of warfare; the others being
tactics, the execution of plans and manœuvering of
forces in battle, and
logistics, the maintenance of an army. The view had
prevailed since the Roman times, and the borderline
between strategy and tactics at this time was blurred,
and sometimes categorization of a decision is a matter
of almost personal opinion.
Carnot, during the
French Revolutionary Wars thought it simply involved
concentration of troops.