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TitleWinning at Internet Poker For Dummies
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Table of Contents
                            Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies
	About the Authors
	Authors’ Acknowledgments
	Contents at a Glance
	Table of Contents
		About This Book
		Conventions Used in This Book
		What You’re Not to Read
		Foolish Assumptions
		How This Book Is Organized
		Icons Used in This Book
		Where to Go from Here
	Part I: Internet Poker Basics
		Chapter 1: Creating a Winning Combination: Poker, the Internet, and You
			Me, Winning on the Internet? You Bet!
			Stepping Out of the Casino Mentality
			Gathering the Basics
			Choosing Your Poker Path
		Chapter 2: Getting Online and Choosing a Site
			Creating Your Virtual Poker Environment
			Choosing a Site
			Getting Your Game Going
		Chapter 3: Putting Internet Poker’s Nuances to Work in Your Play
			Comparing the Real World Game to the Online Version
			Getting a Feel for the Virtual Game
			Playing Your First Hand
			Speaking the Poker Dialect of Internetese
		Chapter 4: Taking Your Cash to Cyberspace — Safely
			Getting Familiar with Online Betting, Payouts, and Losses
			Identifying Honest “Banks”
			Transferring Money
	Part II: Taking Your Poker to a New Level — The Cyber Level
		Chapter 5: Adapting to a New World: Internet Poker
			Grappling with the Psychological Basics
			Examining the Limit Differences Online
			Dodging (and Dealing with) Online Pitfalls
			Practicing Poker Patience Online
		Chapter 6: Figuring Out Your Opponents (Without Them Figuring Out You)
			Evaluating Your Online Opponents
			Keeping Your Opponents from Figuring You Out
		Chapter 7: Exploring Your Online Game Options
			Melding in Ring Games
			Taking On Tournaments
		Chapter 8: Building Your Online Poker Skills (Without Going Broke)
			Playing for Free
			Deciding You’re Ready for the Real Deal
		Chapter 9: Strategies for Short-Handed Ring Games
			Adapting to Short-Handed Ring Games
			Playing Mano-a-Mano in a Head’s-Up Ring Game
			Translating Ring-Game Play into Tournament Play
	Part III: Taking Over Tournaments
		Chapter 10: Perusing Your Online Tournament Options
			Examining Online Tournament Types
			Measuring Online Tournament Sizes
			Choosing an Online Tournament
		Chapter 11: Clueing in to Tournament Chip Standings
			Making Sense of Your Chip Standing
			Using Your Chip Standing to Your Advantage
			Re-Buying and Adding-On Chips
			Tip-Toeing on the Bubble: Finishing in the Money
		Chapter 12: Winning Single-Table Tournaments
			Entering the Land of Single-Table Tournaments
			Developing Table-Size-Specific Strategies
			Playing Short-Handed Stud, Hold ’Em, and Omaha
			Hitting the Home Stretch: Head’s-Up Play
		Chapter 13: When Your Chips Are Flying: Single-Table Strategies
			Analyzing Where You Stand — Chips-Wise
			Using Your Chips to Your Advantage
			Firing Up for the Final Stages
			Reflecting on the Tournament
	Part IV: The Part of Tens
		Chapter 14: Ten Common Internet Poker Mistakes
			Playing Too High of a Limit
			Playing Too Low of a Limit
			Playing Poorly Because You’re Anonymous
			Playing Too Quickly
			Playing When You’re Distracted
			Playing Without the Necessary Know-How
			Playing at the Wrong Table
			Falling into Common No-limit Pits
			Playing Without the Perks
			Playing Without Taking Notes
		Chapter 15: Ten Things to Keep in Mind in the Heat of Battle
			Don’t Bluff Lesser Opponents
			Don’t Make a 50/50 Bet Against an Inferior Player
			Don’t Insist on Winning Every Hand in Head’s-Up Play
			Drop Marginal Hands
			Take Your Time
			Don’t Give Up Prematurely
			Play When You’re at Your Best
			Pay Extra Attention to Unusual Behavior
			Shake Up Your Play
		Chapter 16: Ten Great Internet Poker Resources
			Card Player Magazine Online
			The World’s Largest Poker Newsgroup
			Book Stores
			The World Series of Poker Online
			Poker Odds Calculator
			Poker Analyzer
			Information Blood Hound
			Poker Potpourri
			Online Discussion
		Chapter 17: Ten Mistakes to Avoid during Live Action
			Playing Out of Turn
			Betting an Incorrect Amount
			Causing a “Chip Tell”
			Exposing Your Hole Cards
			Showing Your Cards During the Hand
			Mucking a Winning Hand
			Making a String Raise
			Leaving Your Hand Unprotected
			Giving Advice to Another Player on a Hand
			Forgetting About Your Dealer
	Appendix: Glossary

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