More than 250 illustrations, charts, and tables make understanding poker concepts simple. Beginners will see how cards and hands are ranked and how to bet and bluff, and they' ll master shuffling techniques and find out proper table etiquette. Intermediates can practice chip management, learn to recognize opponents' strengths and weaknesses, and discover smart strategies for both good hands and bad. Players will also benefit from the tactical discussions of variations of Draw Poker, Hold' Em, Five- and Seven-Card Stud Poker, and other casino games like Blackjack, Baccarat, Red Dog, Slippery Sam-- even Gin Rummy. The full glossary of terminology can get anyone up to speed.