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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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Caribbean Poker

Despite the fact that these two games are reasonably different, we’ll try to make a comparison table for you to decide finally which one of these two feats you the most. There are some features which coincide in both games, though it is rather hard to call these two poker variations similar. And now we are going to compare 5 card Draw poker and 7 stud Caribbean pokers. Which one is the better? It’s your turn now to decide. Here we go:

Caribbean 7-Stud

  • The game is played at home, casinos and online
  • The number of players rangers from 4- 8 players
  • Original 52 cards deck
  • Antes (not blinds) before each players is dealt cards
  • Each player receives five cards, face down. (hole cards)
  • The dealer is dealt 5 cards and can play only if his hand include ace and king or a pair of higher ranked cards, otherwise the is a “push”
  • The clockwise game
  • The first betting round occurs after the cards are dealt
  • The fourth street, the fifth and the six streets, showdown
  • The Players are not allowed to discuss their hands, touch their cards after seeing them before the showdown
  • A Progressive Payout feature (a player can bet on his poker hand and have an opportunity to win a progressive feature by ensuring 1$ after placing the ante )
  • Limits:
    • Low Limit
    • High Limit
  • Each player has the option of folding, calling or raising and to choose a progressive jackpot option
  • A showdown is the last action
  • 5-Card Poker (Draw)

  • Rather played at home, rarely in casinos
  • The max number of players at one table is 6
  • Original 52 cards deck
  • Blinds are used to make bets
  • Each player receives 5 hole cards
  • The dealer is a button, moving clockwise from player to player
  • The clockwise game
  • The first betting round occurs after the cards are dealt
  • Two rounds of betting. One is held after the cards are dealt, the next one takes place after the draw round takes place
  • Each player can exchange his cards during the draw round
  • Draw round (each player have a chance to replace from 0 to 5 of their cards with the same amount of new cards to create a better hand)
  • Limits:
    • Limit, LP
    • Pot-Limit, PL
    • No-Limit, NL
  • Each player has the option of folding, calling or raising and to choose a progressive jackpot option
  • After the second betting round took place, there is a showdown
  • The Conclusion

    As you can see these two poker variations are quite different in the basis though they have something in common which brought them to this comparison table. Both games has its pros and cons and there is a widespread idea that 5 card draw is one of those poker games that is likely to be played by the beginners in poker while Caribbean 7 stud calls for more poker experience. After all, the last word would always belong to the player. We wish you good luck in poker and enjoy the high pot!

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