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Internet Poker: How to Play and Beat Online Poker Games

   by Lou Krieger / Kathleen Keller Watterson

    11 May, 2003


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Editorial description(s):

Lee Jones, Author, Winning Low-Limit Hold'em (from the cover) extraordinary introduction to the whole world of internet poker.

Doyle Brunson, Two-time World Champion of Poker (from the cover)
This book is a gem.

Linda Johnson, 1997 World Razz Champion, Card Player Cruise Partner, and former Publisher of Card Player Magazine (from the cover)
just what you need to play poker confidently at any Internet poker room.

About the Author
Lou Krieger learned poker at the tender age of seven while standing at his father's side during the weekly Thursday night game held at the Krieger kitchen table in the blue-collar Brooklyn neighborhood where they lived.

Lou played poker throughout high school and college and managed to keep his head above water. This wasn't necessarily because he played well, but because his cronies played so poorly. It wasn't until his first visit to Las Vegas that he took poker seriously, buying into a low limit seven-card stud game in which he managed -- with more luck than skill -- to break even. "While playing stud," he recalls, "I noticed a game that looked more interesting. It was Texas hold'em."

"I watched the hold'em game for about 30 minutes. The pots were bigger, there was a lot more action, and the players seemed to be having a lot more fun. I got my courage up, asked for a game change, and sat down to play. One hour and $100 later, I was hooked. I didn't mind losing. It was the first time I played and I expected to lose. But I didn't like feeling like a dummy -- so after that day I bought and studied every poker book I could find."

"I studied; I played. I studied and played some more. Before long I was winning regularly, and I haven't had a losing year since I began keeping records." A few years later Lou discovered Omaha eight-or-better high-low split and seven-card stud eight-or-better high-low split -- which we'll mercifully abbreviate as Omaha/8 and 7-Stud/8 -- as well as games like Razz, Draw, Lowball, and Omaha high.

More recently, he discovered that "brick and mortar" casinos are not the only place one can belly up to the table uttering those magic words, "Deal me in." Lou now alternates between playing in casinos and playing online, where the two things he and his opponents have in common are a love for poker and Internet connectivity -- courtesy of modern technology -- to a virtual green felt table.

In the early 90's, Lou Krieger began writing a column called "On Strategy" for Card Player Magazine, which he continues to this day. He's also written three books about poker: Hold'em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner; MORE Hold'em Excellence: A Winner For Life; and Poker For Dummies, co-authored by Richard Harroch. Along with Harroch and Arthur Reber, Lou co-authored a book about casino gaming entitled Gambling For Dummies. He's also a columnist for Gambling Times, Casino Player, Strictly Slots, and Western Player. In 2000, Lou was named one of the 100 best gaming writers of the past 100 years -- one of only five poker authors accorded that honor.

When not writing about poker, Lou -- who lives in Palm Springs -- can be found playing poker in either the card casinos of Southern California or in one of his favorite cyberspace haunts.

Kathleen Keller Watterson, a journalist who writes frequently about gaming and the Internet, has worked with Lou Krieger as a contributing author on two previous projects. She wrote Chapters 13 and 14: "The Computer: Your Shortcut to Poker Mastery" and "Internet Poker" for Poker for Dummies by Lou Krieger and Richard Harroch; and Chapter 15, "Internet Gambling: Uncharted Territory in the Virtual Beyond," for Gambling for Dummies by Lou Krieger, Richard Harroch, and Arthur Reber. A specialist in both technical writing and news editing, she holds a joint concentration degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism.

Kathy is also an accomplished poker player. After reading Big Deal by Anthony Holden, she spent 1997 doing her own version of Holden's yearlong sabbatical as a professional player by playing in both ring games and tournaments across the country. She garnered final table appearances in major events at the Four Queens, the Commerce Club, and Reno's Pot of Gold, among others.

This book is her first to be written as co-author with Lou Krieger."

Book Description
Playing Internet poker in real time against real opponents might just represent poker's brave new world. Whether for play-money or real money, it's an environment consisting of virtual tables, player icons representing you and your opponents, and specialized computer algorithms that randomly shuffle the "cards." It's a world where you can find a game day or night. Though it may be the wee hours of the morning in California, it's prime time in Europe, and someone, somewhere, is looking to play a little poker. But it's poker with a difference. The game is the same, to be sure, but technology does kick in -- sometimes in strange and unexpected ways. A reference as well as a tutorial, this book includes a CD with free poker software, and a special bonus chapter with 125 interactive hands to help you prepare to play the Internet games for fun or for profit.

Reader review(s):

For Beginners only, August 25, 2003
I was expecting a more advanced book based on it was written by "Lou Krieger" a well know Card player Magazine columnist. But this book was just written to capitalize on his name the growing popularity of online gambling. Only buy this book if you are new to both poker and online poker. There is a lot of fluff in this book and in the fast evolving arena on online poker most advice will be outdated in 6 months.

Not much here..., August 2, 2004
Signing up and playing for free at any online site will teach you 90% of what's in this book. I've played a little over two weeks online, and found nothing in this book that wasn't already obvious. The practice hands are a useful idea, but while I waited for this book to arrive, I've played hundreds and hundreds of hands and started reading books on poker.

I skimmed and understood everything in this book except the practice hands in a couple hours. It contains nothing that you would ever refer to once you know how to play.

If you want to learn poker and play online, buy a book about POKER, not online play. You can figure out the online play without much time or effort.

Great for Beginners, but thats all, July 23, 2003
I was slightly disappointed with this book. I have been playing online for a month or so and have learned 96% of the information in this book myself. If you are a new poker fan (a la Travel Channel Wednesday nights) looking to play online, then this is a good read. If you are familiar with the internet and have a basic understanding of poker this book will not help you much. I would suggest taking the money and just playing some games online.

What is this game called poker?, April 24, 2004
I was greatly disappointed by this book, although I'm not an experienced player myself. If you've never played poker, and aren't quite sure what the internet is, this book might be a suitable start. However, for most people reading it is just a waste of time. The author spends as much time at telling you what's best of a flush and a straight, as what hands you should play; the lack of important information is the most striking feature of the book.

disappointment, July 1, 2003
I read this book after playing online poker for 2 weeks, and was disappointed. The best way to learn is get on and play with money you don't mind losing. This book would be for somebody that is uncomfortable doing even that. And if you're uncomfortable testing the waters with a small amount of real money, maybe you shouldn't be playing poker. Bottom line is you can learn more in an evening of real online action than you can from this book. A footnote, the index is completely off, if you're looking for specific data, it sends you to the wrong pages. Weird. Read some of the classics by Sklansky instead.

Save your money, October 11, 2004
I've purchased 5 poker books in the past few months and this is by far the poorest. It's Texas Holdem section doesnt go beyond pre-flop play - literally! No advice on what to do after flop, on turn, at river. It comes with a free CD which, from what I gathered, promotes an online poker site. My guess is that they are marketing the site. No real content in book.


An incredibly good book, July 9, 2003
As a beginner I was reluctant to invest my hard-earned money at an online poker site until I read this book. Everything was made simple, all was demystified, and with a little practice under my belt I'm now completely comfortable playing online.

I was also impressed with the CD that comes with the book. There are 125 poker hands from the Wilson "Turbo" series that you can play interactively on your computer, while reading how the authors would play those hands.

In addition, the CD includes downloads to some of the bigger, and more well-established online poker sites. The book is very well written, clear, concise, and easy to read and understand. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in playing poker online.

Now, if I can only duplicate Chris Moneymaker's feat by winning a $40 Internet tournament and parlaying it into winning the World Series of Poker, that would be icing on the cake.

The Ultimate On-line Poker Bible, June 22, 2003
Internet Poker tells you Everything You Always Wanted To Know About (online) Poker And Were Afraid To Ask - and then some. The authors, Lou Krieger and Kathleen Keller Watterson, have put together a step-by-step Poker Bible that guides the novice who can barely tell a Flush from a Straight as well as the poker professional who thinks he already has all the answers (and then finds he doesn't) into the poker cyber world.
When all the basics have been covered, Internet Poker goes into the specifics of online poker. First-timers may be timid about taking the step from the brick and mortar casino to the cyber version. We don't know what to expect, how to get started, how to find the right sites, the right games, understand the jargon, observe the online ethics, how to handle the money aspect and much, much more that is online-specific.
Internet Poker addresses every question, every concern an online poker novice might have that might stop him from even trying in the first place. This book, extremely well researched, written in a highly accessible way - the authors don't talk at you, they talk to you! - should dispel any notions of doubt or bashfulness. After reading through the chapters we come away with the notion that the cyber world isn't going to eat us alive, isn't going to crash and burn when we make mistakes. It can be a very entertaining and, if you play your cards right (sorry, couldn't resist that) lucrative and convenient way to play poker. It's a new world for many of us, but this book guides us through potential pratfalls and removes the fear factor that accompanies the unknown.
Online poker is on the rise. It is not a fad. It's here to stay. So, we might as well get on with it and become part of the phenomenon. After all, who won the $ 2.5 million at the 2003 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas? Chris Moneymaker was an Internet player!
The accompanying CD - all part of the $ 14.95 price-tag - is a must-have for anybody serious about online poker. While the sample hands in the book are very helpful, the CD with the Wilson Software demos is priceless. You can download it in the privacy of your own home and follow the instructions. It gives you a first look at the real thing.
Let Krieger and Watterson take you by the virtual hand and help you make the online jump. Internet Poker makes it easy!

Great beginners guide for online play!, December 3, 2004
Although the author is a well known, don't expect an advanced treatise on onlie play. What this is, however, is a good nuts & bolts guide for online play. Great for beginners and intermediate players who have want to transition from live to online play. Also servers as a good beginner's guide to limit Texas holdem. This is the most popular game being played online, at casinos, and in local card rooms. Learn this game and you can make a living anywhere in the world, online or live!

Free CD alone is worth the price!, June 29, 2003
I couldn't believe the book had a CD with over 100 playing hands on it. This was worth the price of the book alone. I didn't know it had the CD until I opened the book to look through it. Although the book says it has a poker CD in it, it is mentioned (on the cover) in very small print. They should have made "free poker CD" more prominent somehow because it makes this book far different than any other of its type. The book itself has everything the reader wants to know about poker as well as playing the game on the internet. "What happens if you are disconnected?" It's covered in this book along with most everything else the beginner, or the skilled player, would want answered. On those upcoming cold winter nights it will prove to be a great deal of fun and enjoyment. Players at every level will benefit from this reading (along with the free CD!)

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