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In reading books about Texas Hold 'Em, one gets the understanding that there are different kinds of games.

Quick and Easy Texas Hold'em-Includes Instructional DVD. ISBN. 0818406534 (ISBN13: 9780818406539). In reading books about Texas Hold 'Em, one gets the understanding that there are different kinds of games. This particular book is aimed at someone who wishes to play Texas Hold 'Em at low bid levels at casinos, someone who has some experience playing in private poker parties who wants to move up to the lower level ranks of casino gambling.

I also have a more intuitive sense of poker odds after reading this book. The first time I went to a casino, I was rather nervous, since I felt everyone knew more than me.

QUICK AND EASY TEXAS HOLD'EM-with instructional DVD-teaches the essentials of low-limit hold'em poker, from basic concepts such as starting hands and position t. .Includes a free DVD. The first poker book to enable readers to feel immediately comfortable in the poker room in any casino where Texas Hold 'Em is played. Top amateur poker player Neil Myers teaches a simple and powerful strategy that will enable readers to beat most low-limit games without the need for a large bankroll.

Accompanied by an instructional DVD and drawn from the same principles introduced in Quick and Easy Texas Hold'em, this step-by-step guide features to-the-point lessons and an abundance of examples specific to Hold'em hands that will help players improve their game.

Accompanied by an instructional DVD and drawn from the same principles introduced in Quick and Easy Texas Hold'em, this step-by-step guide features to-the-point lessons and an abundance of examples specific to Hold'em hands that will help players improve their game dramatically.

There is a technique to Texas Hold’em but it is more of an art than a pure algorithmic application of steps like use use with card counting. In other words you could program a computer to count cards optimally - it will never forget, never mess up the count, never bet the wrong amount - etc. While for limit hold’em there are algorithms that are quite tough to beat they are far more complicated than the algorithms to count cards -.

All about Quick and Easy Texas Hold'em . which may in fact be the books biggest drawback.

All about Quick and Easy Texas Hold'em-Includes Instructional DVD by Neil Myers. These days most home games are not of the low-limit variety, but of the No Limit type. QUICK AND EASY TEXAS HOLD'EM-with instructional DVD-teaches the essentials of low-limit hold'em poker, from basic concepts such as starting hands and position to the subtle strategies of reading games and outfoxing opponents.

Texas hold 'em (also known as Texas holdem, hold 'em, and holdem) is one of the most popular variants of the card game of poker

Texas hold 'em (also known as Texas holdem, hold 'em, and holdem) is one of the most popular variants of the card game of poker. Two cards, known as hole cards, are dealt face down to each player, and then five community cards are dealt face up in three stages. The stages consist of a series of three cards ("the flop"), later an additional single card ("the turn" or "fourth street"), and a final card ("the river" or "fifth street").

Texas hold'em is a popular version of the card game poker. Before any cards are dealt, two players to the left of the dealer make bets which are called the "Small Blind" and "Big Blind". The big blind is twice as much as the small blind. This money is put into a place in the center of the table that is called the "pot".

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QUICK AND EASY TEXAS HOLD'EMwith instructional DVDteaches the essentials of low-limit hold'em poker, from basic concepts such as starting hands and position to the subtle strategies of reading games and outfoxing opponents. In this entertaining and easy-to-follow guide, aspiring players get comprehensive explanations and no-nonsense analysis of the most common situations they will encounter at the poker table, written by someone who knows the low-limit game inside out. Self-made poker expert Neil Myers gives readers the real truth about what it takes to win the low-limit game:

·Which hands to play, when and how to play them

·What size bankroll youll need

·Which games to play and which to avoid

·Poker room etiquette

·And an instructional DVD to bring these lessons to life!

Complete with one of the most extensive glossaries to ever appear in any poker book, this is this book that will enable you to learn holdem poker more quickly and easily than you would have thought possible. After reading this book, you will be able to play at poker tables everywherein poker rooms and neighborhood poker games, in casinos and onlineand discover the thrill, challenge, and excitement of pokers most exciting game.


·Complete Beginners: If you have never played any form of poker before, fear not. You don't have to learn another poker style before becoming proficient at Texas Hold 'Em. This volume will prove an ideal primer.

·Players Who Have Played a Little Poker: If you have played some poker of any type, either as a youth, in college, with friends or family, and want to learn about this most popular and exciting form of poker, you will find in this book everything you need to become a good player. You will learn what real poker players need to know and how the casino game differs from a home game. You will learn what makes Texas Hold 'Em different from other poker games and why it's so much fun to play. You will learn a conservative but winning method of play.

· Players Who Have Played Another Form of Poker and Wish to Learn Texas Hold 'Em: You play other styles of pokerperhaps quite wellbut have as yet not tried Texas Hold 'Em. This may be because up to now you have only played say, Seven Card Stud and have decided to expand your poker horizons. This book will be very valuable because it will stop you making the common mistakes that stud players make when they try Hold 'Em for the first time. You will learn what makes community card poker unique and how card values and starting hands are different from those of other poker games. You will learn a solid style of play that you can use as the foundation for going on to bigger games if you wish.

· Players Who Have Played Some Texas Hold 'Em But Are Losing Consistently: Youve got the bug. You somehow learned and began playing Texas Hold 'Em, but your game is full of holes. You are losing money and not having fun doing so; other players are beating you up at the table and you want it to stop. This book will turn you from a 98-pound poker weakling into a he-man (or woman) at the Low Limit Tables. You will no longer have sand kicked in your face! If you follow the book carefully, you will realize why you have been losing, and you will know exactly what to do about it. You will realize that poker is a game of skill, not chance, and that you can become a skillful player by following the methods I describe.

· Players Who Want To Play Casino Poker For The First Time: You've seen it on TV; your friends are doing it; your neighbors are at it and so are your work colleagueseven your mother-in-law; they're going off to the casino to play poker! Are you feeling left out? Well, now you can join in the funbecause this book will show you everything you need to know to play poke in a casino or public card room. By using this book, you will save years gaining painful "experience" and save a ton of money that is normally lost by novices when they play in card rooms for the first time. You will no longer feel overwhelmed, and by studying and applying the methods in this book, you will have a far more enjoyable time when at a casino than you would have playing slots, roulette or blackjack. You won't be playing an unbeatable game against the house, but playing a game of skill against other players. You will be able to dominate most low-limit games.

·Higher-Stakes Players Who Wish to Learn About Low-Limit Texas Hold 'Em: If you play mid-stakes or higher stakes poker in another game, you may decide to try your hand at Hold 'Em. This book will explain why the low-limit game has to be played differently from the mid-and high-limit games if you want to win. It also shows why you may at times prefer to play in lower-limit games. It may even tell you things you never knew or remind you of things you did, but have since forgotten.

·The Intellectually Curious: Are you the type who is fascinated by all human endeavor? Then for goodness' sake, pick up another book and stop reading about poker, unless you intend to play! What are you, nuts? Read about something else like philosophy, history, ethics or stamp collecting. This book is for people who want to play!

Neil D. Myers is a self-made poker player. He honed his skills in private poker clubs and Atlantic Citys casinos. For years, he made a comfortable side income playing low-limit games. When he is not playing poker, Neil is a sales and marketing consultant.

I liked this book because of the author's common-sense approach and useful anecdotes about the process of getting into and playing casino poker, but the information wasn't organized the way one would hope for a beginner's book. The DVD is a great added value in theory but in practice wasn't inspiring--he should have gotten permission to go into a real casino and shoot a few hands of real players playing in the pace and manner of an actual game rather than the awkward staged family outing which was actually done. His discussion of pre-flop starting hands and flop types needed a chart or decision tree by position, since many beginners like myself need some kind of useful chart to memorize. A motivated beginner or intermediate player will benefit from his thinking, but the format of the book/dvd was less helpful than it could have been. As per value the book is well constructed on some of the best smooth, clean white paper I've ever seen with a plastic dvd pocket attached to back cover (some of the other books in his series are printed on much worse paper with awkward paper dvd sleeves).
Just a book that keeps talking till the very end, with no learning just a waste of time
It was interesting.
I learned to play poker in childhood from my father and would occasionally play with my friends in college. But over the past twenty years I hardly played it at all and never in a casino situation. Out of curiosity about Texas hold 'em, I recently started playing no-limit Texas hold 'em with play money at an online game site. It was exciting and fast-paced, and I soon figured out the rules just by playing online.

The problem was that my imaginary bankroll would fluctuate considerably, and I knew that in real-life I would never play in a no-limit game and that there was considerable strategy involved. I knew that before attempting to play in a casino, I'd need to read a book or two.

I went to my local large chain bookstore looking for poker books and there were a zillion of them. Most of them were too complicated for someone at my level or were clearly about the no-limit game. At the bottom of the shelf, I saw a thin (which is what I was looking for), green book by this fellow named Neil D. Myers. It was reasonably priced and came with a DVD. Right on the back cover it stated it was specifically about low-limit hold 'em. I skimmed the chapters and realized it was just what I was looking for.

The book is for absolute beginners. Many people have given this book poor reviews simply because it "offered nothing new" or "is strictly for beginners." This is true, but that hardly justifies rating it as a one- or two-star book. On the contrary, it is an excellent book for a beginner--which I am--and I found it easy to read and easy to understand. It introduces the jargon, concepts and math in a simple, straight-forward fashion. The DVD was helpful, too, as I am a more visual learner. The DVD, however, to my disappointment, consists of highlights from a whole series of DVDs written by and starring Neil Myers, and is not complete in itself.

So far, I have watched the DVD and read the book up through the playing on the flop chapter--about 1/3 of the way through. Each time Myers introduced a new concept or significant piece of information, I played with play-money online in low limit games to test it and to help me remember which hands I should be playing in which position and which hands I should be folding. Although I was folding frequently and didn't have much action, my bankroll steadily increased. The system taught in the book seemed to work.

Before too long, I was itching to try out Myer's strategy at a casino, even though I hadn't finished the book and had never played poker in a casino setting before. I drove to a nearby casino and found a $3/$6 game, the lowest limit I could find in town. I was very nervous when I sat down at the table for the first time, especially because the game moved extremely quickly.

I played for a bit less than hour and a half, drank nothing alcoholic, and played only what Myers calls "monster hands." I played aggressively with the hands Myers recommends to play aggressively with. I played marginal hands conservatively, as Myers recommends. There were, of course, innumerable crappy hands, all of which I folded, per the advice in this book. All told, I went to the show-down on only seven hands but I won five of the seven.

Bottom line? I made enough in an hour and a half of play to recoup the cover price of this book TEN FOLD OVER. I had fun, saw enough action to make it interesting, and my wife was impressed.

Of course, I have to give Lady Luck her due (I was dealt some great cards in the pocket), but I credit this book and DVD for keeping me out of trouble and for teaching me how to play with great cards when I was dealt them.

I know I need to finish the book and get more experience. I know every trip to the casino won't result in wins of this magnitude. Some sessions will be losing ones. But the skills I learned by reading this book made a trip to the casino a lot more fun and profitable than feeding quarters into a video poker or slot machine, watching my bankroll dwindle over the course of a night.
There's a popular Facebook app called Zynga. There you can play Texas Hold 'Em for play money. Win regularly on Zynga and you might get the urge to play Texas Hold 'Em for real.

Wait! Hold that thought. Buy Neil Myer's books. Save yourself that first starry eyed, hard-earned bankroll. He wrote this one, Quick and Easy Texas Hold 'Em, which covers basics, focusing on low-limit games. (He also wrote one for no-limit games: No-Limit Hold'Em - Hand By Hand. Also available from Amazon.)

This is a clearly written book for beginners and people who want to stop losing and start winning. Like good first aid, this will stop the bleeding. It's common sense advice from a pro who is an excellent teacher.

While easy to read, you may find the advice difficult to follow. This isn't the book's fault by the way. The way the winners play Texas Hold Em, the name of the game ought to be Texas Fold 'Em. The author makes this very clear. He shows you when to fold.

There are poker books that deal in greater detail with statistics of the game. There are books which have more sample hands explained. There are books with more war stories of the poker life. But why take an advanced course before you've finished Texas Hold 'Em 101?

Are you new? Are you losing? Buy this book.

He could improve the CD though. Or at least add to it, some more hand examples. As viewed, it is more like something playing at a kiosk where somebody is selling the book.