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Holden is an experienced poker player who does not pretend to be as expert as the world’s top pros; but he can write better than them and he knows most well enough to milk them for personalized advice, tips, and subtle strategies. This guide offers thorough analyses of the difference between home and casino play, between cash and tournament play, and between internet poker and the real thing against real human beings. Amid definitive charts and tables of odds, probabilities, and other statistics, sample hands, advice on etiquette, and other niceties, there are sections on bluff, tells, and the nuances of "position" and "outs," as well as a brief history of the game and anecdotes about its great players. An entertaining, anecdote-packed, and invaluable companion to the narrative poker classics Big Deal and Bigger Deal, Holden on Hold'em just may be the first really readable manual in the history of poker!
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Biographer Anthony Holden was an award-winning newspaper columnist and editor before becoming a full-time writer and broadcaster.Review:
"A remarkable odyssey—part Damon Runyon, part Dostoevsky. . . . His insights into the peculiar alchemy of character and fate that draws writers to poker turns his book into a high-stakes psychological thriller." —Vanity Fair on Big Deal
"Mr. Holden writes with extreme grace and wit . . . [Big Deal is one of the] best books on poker." —New York Times
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Book Description Little, Brown 2008-11-06, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Book. Seller Inventory # 047208-5