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Poker book review the illustrated guide to texas hold em




Poker Book Review: The Illustrated Guide to Texas HoldEm

At a time when new poker books are pouring onto store shelves, Dennis Purdy is the first author to offer a unique approach to learning poker with The Illustrated Guide to Texas HoldEm. The former gambling pro uses a visual problem-solving approach rather than a textual approach at teaching poker strategy.

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At a time when new poker books are pouring onto store shelves, Dennis Purdy is the first author to offer a unique approach to learning poker with The Illustrated Guide to Texas HoldEm. The former gambling pro uses a visual problem-solving approach rather than a textual approach at teaching poker strategy.

The first three chapters of the guide start off very similarly to many beginner books on the poker market, covering the basic rules of how to play HoldEm, what you might wear to a table, how much you should buy-in for and some rules of good poker etiquette. The fourth chapter presents eight brief rules of good basic poker strategy followed by a detailed explanation of actual odds and pot odds. Chapter five is where this book becomes unique as the next 300 pages are filled with 150 different, illustrated Texas HoldEm poker scenarios, matched with the authors answer to each of the practice situations! Purdy ends the book with a noteworthy 30 page poker terminology glossary.