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The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide

The professionals of Full Tilt Poker include the best and most famous poker players in the world. These legends has banded together to create the instant classic of the genre and for sure the industry standard

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The Theory of Poker

Many of today’s top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the best book ever written on poker.

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A Course in Power Poker

This is the classic book on every major no-limit game played today and is considered by the pros to be one of the best books ever written on poker! Jam-packed with advanced strategies, theories, tactics and money-making techniques - no serious poker player can afford to be without this essential book!

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Bug Card

Wild card is the limited form of bug poker. 1 or both jokers are always included to the deck of the cards and they are being played as bugs. Draw poker played for high & pai gow, the bugs are considered as an ace except that it can also be used as a form of absentee card just to complete the straight or flush in whatever case it develops the highest card that may complete the hand. Its California lowball where you can find the bug that is lowest when unpaired in a hand. Let’s say, eight to six to four to three add the bug, the bug will turned out to be an ace, in A two to three to five add the bug, the bug will turned out to be a 4. When you hold the bug firmly, it will increase your power to draw hands. Let’s say you are playing for high 4 straight like Q to J to ten to nine, drawing 1 has 9 outs to be able to complete a hand and any king or 8 or the bug. By dissimilarity, a 4 straight that may include a bug can also have a lot of 16 outs just to complete the straight Q to J to ten to joker and it can catch an ace though, king, 9 or 8.

Card games like poker usually have 1 or more than designed wild cards. It may be jokers or they may also have normal ranked cards constrained into wild card duty. In a lot of cases, its wild cards that must be settled by the gamers even before the cards are dealt and before the game starts. There are 2 common rules in wild card games and these are fully wild and bug. In fully wild card, the card that is fully wild can be made by the holder of the card when they select the pairs without any limits. With this rule, let’s say a hand with a natural pair and a wild card turns out to be 3 of a kind. The wild cards in play, the best probably hand is 5 of a kind. The usual rule in casinos nowadays both in online and land based is that wild cards usually play as a bug. This is given the rank of ace except otherwise assigned as a different card that may complete straight.

There is also a variant of the fully wild regulation wherein the wild card can be any type of card of the suites that matches the cards in color or present suit. As an illustration, in a joker wild game having the rules, the red joker can be used as a card of hearts of diamonds. Contrary wise, black joker can also be any card of clubs or even spades will do. There are 2 exclusions to standard poker activity that may sometimes be seen in home games as well and these are double ace flush, the natural win rule. According to the natural wins rule between the hands that may tie, the hand with only few wild cards will win the game. This is a common practice in casinos nowadays and that may be treated as a form of exception to the usual practice like in the double ace flush.

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