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Dealer's Choice: The Complete Handbook to Saturday Night Poker
Dealer's Choice is the ultimate guide to the world of low stakes poker, where fun and bragging rights count as least as much as the final tally. We all know that money won is twice as sweet as money earned, and there are plenty of books that will help you if you want to mortgage the house to play on the high-stake tables, but most of us are looking for a friendlier species ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by The Overlook Press
(first published 2005)
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First, it's hilarious. Second, it's informative. And third, it's awesome because it's completely about poker. Obviously, this book can turn you into a master of a zillion different kinds of goofy poker games, none of which you play at a real casino. Nonetheless, I loved the variety of games and some of the allusions, stereotypes, puns and anything else to make fun of somebody or just make the reader laugh. Dealer's Choice will certainly stay on my shelves (clearly as a reference book--I don't kn ...more
Dealer's Choice, by James Ernest, Phil Foglio, and Mike Selinker. I'm biased, since I booth for James "Cheapass Games" Ernest at the summer gaming cons, but: a lot of fun. The chapters on poker nights in general should be funny enough for even non-poker players (I read several passages aloud to my wife), and the poker variants are actually worthwhile too.
I think I bought this mainly for the authors (Ernest, Selinker), but my expectation I think was more about the night rather than the 200+ poker variations. Anyway, maybe if I ever want to start playing poker ... so, instead, donated to some poker players I know.