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Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies Review - PokerJunkie.com

11 April 2008, By: Pokerjunkie.com

Pros:

- They teach you onoine sit and go/tournament tips & other online strategies.
- Even the computer illiterate will be able to learn how the online poker world works.
- Covers how online poker rooms work, how to deposit money, how find tells online and more.

Cons:

- They refer a lot to "Poker for Dummies," so if you haven't read this book you might be a bit lost.
- Does not teach basic poker knowledge, so someone who is new to poker as well as online poker won't get any help on learning the basics of the game.

Additional Information

(From the Back Cover)

Find the right site, set up an account, and play to win!

The fun and easy way? to take poker online and win!

Passionate about poker? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the lowdown on
the hottest games around ? including Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, and Seven-Card Stud.
Read up on how to find the best sites, put your money online safely, size up
your opponents, and take your poker game to the next level.

Discover how to:

  • Set up an account
  • Make secure online bets
  • Devise a winning strategy
  • Follow online etiquette
  • Participate in online tournaments

Product Description:

The fun and easy way to take poker online

Five years ago, 50 million people were playing poker recreationally or
professionally. Now that number is more than 100 million, including a huge
influx of young people. Online betting is up nearly four-fold over the past
year, with total wagers running over $30 billion. Winning at Internet Poker For
Dummies provides the lowdown on the hottest game around, highlighting the best
sites and virtual games and showing how to make secure online bets. The book
covers setting up an account, securing funds, navigating a basic online poker
game, using Internet abbreviations and lingo, observing online poker etiquette,
playing popular online poker games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha, devising a
winning strategy, and participating in tournaments.

Mark "The Red" Harlan (Santa Clara, CA) is cofounder of CyberArts Licensing,
a company working on the next-generation Internet poker room, gamesgrid.com.
During the course of his 20-year Silicon Valley career, he designed eBay's
bidding schema, was the Human Interface Evangelist at Apple Computer, and wrote
the popular "Notes from the Fringe" column at InfoWorld. Chris Derossi
(Henderson, NV) is also a cofounder of CyberArts Licensing and has been an avid
poker player for 15 years. His two-decade computer career includes stints at
Apple Computer, where he was chief architect of the Macintosh operating system,
as well as ePeople, which he founded, and Trading Technologies, where he was CEO.
He has written for many computer magazines.

Product Details:

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (January 21, 2005)
  • ISBN: 0764578332
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches

Conclusion:

If you have played poker before but haven't yet tried any top poker websites then this is the book for you. This book will teach you how the online poker industry works and how to deposit money and the best places to play online. You'll probably save alot of money by buying this book first before playing online. If you already poker online, then this book is useless to you since it's made for beginners who don't know anything about online poker. If your new to poker as well then I reccomend you pickup "Poker For Dummies" as in this book they won't teach you much basic poker strategy.

 

User Comments:

Posted by TheOneMatrix on Mar 27, 2005 - 01:28 PM
My score: 5

not bad of a review, i might buy this book for a few of my friends to get them started

Posted by tedh7 on Mar 28, 2005 - 08:18 PM
My score: 5

so it doesnt help u at poker it just guides u to get set up on the internet? sounds like it might help some

Posted by dueceswild_3 on Apr 04, 2005 - 01:11 AM
My score: 5

Posted by yodoha on Apr 27, 2005 - 01:09 AM
My score: 4

I like this book helped me out when i was starting out on the internet. I think it is worth getting this book if u are however just starting out.

Posted by rj_riggs69 on May 01, 2005 - 02:44 AM
My score: 5

this sounds like exactly what i need. gonna look for it.

Posted by duce_the_goose on May 15, 2005 - 10:47 PM
My score: 2

It seems to elementary and tells to much basic info that you can easily learn your self, this site has tons of articles on tells and tips at online poker, so I consider this book a waste of time!

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