Holden On Hold'em: How to Play and Win at the Biggest Deal in Town

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Holden is an experienced poker player who does not pretend to be as expert as the world's top pros; but he can write better than them - and he knows most well enough to milk them for personalized advice, tips and subtle strategies.
HOLDEN ON HOLD'EM thoroughly analyses the difference between home and casino play, between cash and tournament play, between internet poker and the real thing against real human beings. Amid definitive charts and tables of odds, probabilities and other statistics, sample hands, advice on etiquette and other niceties, there will be sections on bluff, tells and the nuances of 'position' and 'outs', as well as a brief history of the game and anecdotes about its great players.
This book can claim to be the first really readable manual in the history of poker! An entertaining, anecdote-packed and invaluable companion to the narrative poker classics BIG DEAL and BIGGER DEAL.

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"A remarkable odyssey--part Damon Runyon, part Dostoevsky. . . . His insights into the peculiar alchemy of character and fate that draws writers to poker turns his book into a high-stakes psychological thriller." --"Vanity Fair" on "Big Deal"

"Holden is the top writer in pokerdom." --Martin Amis, author, "Money: A Suicide Note"

"A remarkable odyssey part Damon Runyon, part Dostoevsky. . . . His insights into the peculiar alchemy of character and fate that draws writers to poker turns his book into a high-stakes psychological thriller." "Vanity Fair" on "Big Deal""

"Mr. Holden writes with extreme grace and wit . . . ["Big Deal" is one of the] best books on poker." "New York Times""

"Holden is the top writer in pokerdom." Martin Amis, author, "Money: A Suicide Note""

"Vivid, engrossing, superb . . . the best description of world-class poker we've been given." Salman Rushdie on "Big Deal""

"An important addition to the literature of gambling." David Mamet on "Big Deal""

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* Tony Holden, author of the poker classics BIG DEAL and BIGGER DEAL, on how to play Texas hold'em - and win, now out in paperback

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