"The world’s best poker writer does a terrific job preparing everyone from the complete novice to the hometown hero to play better poker."
—Phil Hellmuth Jr., 1989 World Champion,
nine-time title holder, and the all-time
leading money winner at the World Series
* Expert tips on how to master the art of bluffing
* Winning strategies for the most popular games, including Texas Hold’em and 7-card Stud
* Idiot-proof techniques for guessing the strength of an opponent's hand
You’re no idiot, of course. You’ve tried your
hand at poker … without a whole lot of luck.
You’re a bad bluffer, a so-so shuffler, and a dunce in the art of knowing when to hold
and when to fold. You’re starting to think success is just not in the cards.
Don’t switch to Go Fish! Bet your chips on
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Poker—and
get simple strategies that will help you win
big. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide, you get:
* Rules and strategies for the most popular
* Winning tips on playing poker online and
* A foolproof primer on poker etiquette
* A list of poker-related books, websites,
* Advice on choosing games that suit your
current skill level.
* The differences between home, casino,
and online poker
* The best ways to handle money in a
* Classic poker personality archetypes
—and how to beat them
* How to handle winning and losing streaks
* Competing in satellite and super-satellite
* How to bluff and read bluffs, and read an
opponent’s “gives” or “cues.”
* The nature and history of poker
Andrew N.S. Glazer is broadly known in the poker world as "The Poker Pundit." He has written for virtually every major gaming magazine and website, including
Card Player, Poker Digest, and Casino.com.
In addition, he is the author of Casino Gambling the Smart Way (Career Press). He is widely considered to be the best poker tournament reporter and the only high-visibility writer who has as much writing talent as poker talent.
In 2003 Andy was the technical advisor for the seven very successful World Series of Poker shows that aired on ESPN. He has won many smaller poker tournaments, and has achieved "in the money" or final table appearances in almost every major tournament.