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Card Games for Dummies (Paperback) (Barry Rigal)

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Card games offer loads of fun and one of the best socializing experiences out there. But picking up winning card strategies is a bit of a challenge, and though your buddies may think that picking up the rules of the game is easy, winning is a totally different story.

With Card Games For Dummies, Second Edition, you’ll not only be able to play the hottest card games around, you can also apply game-winning strategies and tips to have fun and beat your opponents. Now updated, this hands-on guide shows you everything you need to know—the basics, the tricks, and the techniques—to become a master card player, with expanded coverage on poker as well as online gaming and tournaments. Soon you will have the card-playing power to:

  • Pin down your opponents in Texas Hold’em
  • Show off your power in Stud Poker
  • Hit wisely in Blackjack
  • Break hearts ruthlessly in Hearts
  • Mix up the night with Gin and Rummy
  • Build yourself a victory in Bridge
  • Send them fishing in Go Fish

This straightforward, no-nonsense guide features great ways to improve your game and have more fun, as well as a list of places to find out more about your favorite game. It also profiles different variations of each game, making you a player for all seasons!

The card shark's favorite-now revised and expanded with 30 percent new content, including lots more poker coverage


Card games, especially poker, are more popular than ever. This fun and easy guide not only explains the rules of favorite card games-from blackjack, bridge, and gin rummy to euchre, hearts, and spades-but also maps out the strategies players need to win! For this new edition, professional card player Barry Rigal offers expanded coverage of poker games, including favorites like Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Stud, and Draw. The book also includes a revised and expanded section on children's games, complete with tips for parents on teaching kids how to play responsibly.


Barry Rigal (New York, NY) teaches bridge, plays it professionally, and writes about the game for newspapers and bridge publications.

Number of Pages: 366
Genre: Games
Sub-Genre: Card Games / General
Series Title: For Dummies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Barry Rigal
Language: English
Street Date: October 7, 2005
TCIN: 12078754
UPC: 9780764599101
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-8845
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