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 OnlinePoker
"Under the gun, I had a nut flush draw on the flop, so I go overthe top back into the small blind, the guy on the button smoothcalls, and I catch the boat on fifth street!”
The above quote may not sound intelligible to you now, but itactually makes perfect sense to dedicated poker players. Deal MeIn! will have you talking the talk and walking the walk in notime. Whether you're playing with "funny money" or real stakes,you’ll discover how fun and exciting online poker is, and howit 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 andbankroll.
Whether you're an experienced poker player new to the online sceneor a complete novice, Deal Me In! will help you get in onthe action! This complete and entertaining primer explains how toget started playing online poker in a safe and secure way, with anemphasis on the popular game Texas Hold ‘Em. Touching on allaspects 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 playingexpenses
Incorporate online strategy and specialty moves
And much, much more!
Novice players will find the handy tear-out card just what theyneed to get up to speed on the hand rankings and the popular pokerlingo.