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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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Community Poker Games

As soon as you are reading this article you probably know that there are community poker games and poker games without placing the cards in front the players so that they are to play only with those cards they were dealt. Right now we are going to dwell on the Community poker games. We are to present a list of the most played of them and the brief descriptions to create a certain impression for you to choose one or few that will suit you the most.

First of all the community cards are also called “window cards” and “shared cards”, we’ll use these terms to avoid the battology. View the top-5 most played community poker games here.

Texas Hold 'em

Texas Hold 'em and all the Hold’em variations are similarly popular. As soon as you already know anything about poker, you probably know the rules of this top-1 played community poker game. In case you do not know, each player here is dealt two hole cards and than a three community cards are dealt. A betting round takes place than and after that another community card is dealt followed by another betting round. When all the community cards are dealt and all the betting rounds took place, the showdown occurs. You will find this game among your favorites as soon as you give it a try.

Irish Poker

In this poker variant all the players are dealt four cards before the dealer deals the flop. All the players must discard two of his four cards after the betting round on the flop has ended. Another part of the rules is common for almost all the community poker games. The rounds of placing the rest of community cards, showdown and the better hand will win the pot.


This poker variant also requires the dealer dealing the five cards to the players. That is followed by the dealer laying out four or five hole community cards depending on how the dealer or the host determines the number of community cards and places them in the center of the table. All the community cards will be flipped one per one betting round. When the last betting round takes place and all the community cards are face up, the showdown occurs.

Crazy Pineapple

This variant is similar to the Texas hold 'em in everything excepting the fact that initially each player is dealt three hole cards not two. Each player has to discard one of the three cards and then the game goes just as in Texas hold 'em.

Tic Tac Toe

Currently there is a great number of this kind of poker game variations; the general rules for most of them are the following. The game involves dealing two hole cards to each player and then the community cards are dealt in the form of a grid 3x3, so that each players can create the best hand with his two cards plus three of community cards of a consecutive row (the diagonal raw can also be used). The rest game’s process remains the same till the showdown.

Good luck in creating the best poker hand no matter what game variation you will choose!

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Daniel Spolsky has PhD in philosophy. He is one of the famous poker players in Nebraska. This is his personal site about poker: rules, tips, strategies.

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