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
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.
Anthony Holden is an award-winning journalist who has published more than thirty books, including biographies of Laurence Olivier, Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare. He has published translations of opera, ancient Greek plays and poetry. With his son Ben, he has edited Poems That Make Grown Men Cry and Poems That Make Grown Women Cry.