As many poker players know, in poker, unlike other forms of gambling, skill does matter. What most poker players do not know, is that poker, just like any other forms of gambling, can induce addiction and caused many types of mental problems. Written for the family members of poker players, "In Love with a Poker Player" gives a compelling theory on when and how poker playing becomes a form of addiction. You will hear from Jeremy Stryker, a winning micro-stake player, explain concepts such as co-dependency, external referenting and how they affect families of poker players. Stryker would also clarify and explain a lot of confusing terms you might hear such as pot-odd, expectation and tight/loose or passive/aggressive play and how these explain your loved ones condition. "In Love with a Poker Player" is the second book of Jeremy Stryker, his first book "Why I Quit Poker" is a groundbreaking book on why poker playing is bad for you, even if you can win money.
"Confessions of a Poker Dealer" is a short history of Poker played in Casino's since the late 1970's. It covers from the late 1970's when "Snatch" games ( the way casino's robbed poker players ) were eliminated to the growth of poker throughout the 1980's and 1990's and finally to the "Television" generation starting in 2002 and creating millions of new poker players. The book looks at what is still today the biggest win in gambling history, $18.5M including $10M in poker play between a "degenerate" craps player who borrowed $30. to start his improbable triumph and beat four of the biggest names in poker one at a time in the early 1990's. It's also about Robert Varkonyi, winner of the 2002 main event at the World Series of Poker and the most influential player in the history of the game. And there are other fun stories about poker and gambling in general from 27 years in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
Poker: From Basic To Advanced Strategies On How To Beat The Odds And Become A Winning PlayerToday only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $7.99. Regularly priced at $14.99.Playing poker can be an exhilarating experience. The rush that you get from winning a big pot and busting out an opponent can be really addictive. Many people play Poker in casinos because the basics are easy to grasp, and the winnable pots are huge. Also in poker, you're not playing against the house, which significantly increases your chances of winning.
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