Online Cardrooms, Big Time Tournaments, and The New Poker
By Glenn McDonald
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: December 2006
Learn How to Play Smart, Stay Safe, and Have Fun with Online Poker
"Under the gun, I had a nut flush draw on the flop, so I go over the top back into the small blind, the guy on the button smooth calls, and I catch the boat on fifth street!”
The above quote may not sound intelligible to you now, but it actually makes perfect sense to dedicated poker players. Deal Me In! will have you talking the talk and walking the walk in no time. Whether you're playing with "funny money" or real stakes, you’ll discover how fun and exciting online poker is, and how it demands much of the same strategies and skills as a live game. But with Internet poker you can play any time of the day or night, and choose from thousands of games to match your skill level and bankroll.
Whether you're an experienced poker player new to the online scene or a complete novice, Deal Me In! will help you get in on the action! This complete and entertaining primer explains how to get started playing online poker in a safe and secure way, with an emphasis on the popular game Texas Hold ‘Em. Touching on all aspects of online play, you'll learn how to:
Connect to online satellites and big-time tournaments
Grasp the basic poker rules and hand rankings
Adjust to the intricacies of playing on the Internet
Navigate the free-money cardrooms
Take a seat at a virtual poker table
Get comfortable with online poker room etiquette
Establish a real-money account
Figure out table stakes, "the rake," and other playing expenses
Incorporate online strategy and specialty moves
And much, much more!
Novice players will find the handy tear-out card just what they need to get up to speed on the hand rankings and the popular poker lingo.