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Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories

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Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's clash of the titans hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European Tour. Phil provides insights into what the players were thinking and includes his own take on what they (and in many cases what he) should have done differently. Highly entertaining and instructive, Bad Beats and Lucky Draws gives you a seat at the table with the best bluffs, reads, and over-the-top plays such as the hand that won Phil his record-tying ninth bracelet at the 2003 World Series to the heartbreaking play that knocked him out of the Big One.

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws also includes special contributions by

  • Doyle Brunson
  • Johnny Chan
  • Annie Duke
  • Howard Lederer
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Ted Forrest
  • Jennifer Harman
  • Layne Flack
  • Men Nguyen
  • John Bonetti
  • Badass Girl's Poker Party

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    The phrase poker party used to conjure images of brawny beer-drinking guys crowded around a card table. But these days, girls want a piece of the action too. Full of smart, fresh ideas, The Badass Girl's Poker Party kit explains the basics of poker play - and party setup. Plus, it includes all the accoutrements necessary for hosting a fabulous poker evening.
    Balls on the Lawn

    Balls on the Lawn

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    The serious leisure aficionado knows that it doesn't take much to transform a ho-hum afternoon into a truly memorable one--just a few balls, some mallets, maybe a horseshoe or two. The transformative nature of lawn sports takes center stage in Balls on the Lawn, an ode to classic outdoor activities, from the common (bocce) to the obscure (Kan-Jam). Including the history and complete rules of 10 iconic games, plus appropriate accompanying cocktails (serious leisure requires serious sustenance), Balls on the Lawn will revolutionize Saturday afternoons through the long-held traditions, robust competition, and abundant camaraderie of lawn sports.
    Bananagrams!: The Official Book

    Bananagrams!: The Official Book

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    Game of the Year winner at the 2009 International Toy Fair, Bananagrams is the international phenomenon that started with a simple idea: An anagram game that is so fast it will drive you bananas! Doing for letters what Sudoku did for numbers, it's the obsessive new puzzle craze that starts with 144 letter tiles in a banana-shaped bag and captures all the fun of crosswords and word games like Scrabble and Boggle.

    Now comes Bananagrams! The Official Book, which translates the brain-twisting word fun of the game onto the page, and adds much, much more. Even if you've never dipped your hand into the Bananagrams pouch, the book stands on its own with hours of challenging play. Written by the only three-time National Scrabble Champion, Joe Edley, Bananagrams! offers sixteen clever puzzle types, including Banana Trees, where the object is to build word grids based on a theme; Banana Splits, a collection of four quick anagram puzzles to be solved in rapid-fire style; Banana Leaves, with its four-, five-, six- and seven-letter words; Banana Filling--what happens when you add a K?; and more. The puzzles have four levels of difficulty, from one banana to four bananas. Plus, there are glossaries; special strategies for Bananagrams: The Game; a list of Weords--weird words that are cool to play; two- and three-letter words to take your game to the next level; fun banana facts; and, of course, an answer key.

    Bantam Crossword Dictionary

    Bantam Crossword Dictionary

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    Over 50,000 clues, over 160,000 solutions--more clues, more solutions than any other book in America. Completely alphabetical, comprehensive, up to the minute, here's the indispensable crossword puzzle dictionary, the one invaluable guide to solving the most difficult puzzles--including competitions. With a unique long-word finder listing no fewer than 22,000 words of six to ten letters, forty special tables detailing everything from Chinese dynasties to Vishnu's avatars, and a section with common words in six languages, this book belongs in the library of every crossword puzzle solver seeking instant information.

    Arranged for quick and easy reference, it's the crossword fan's home and traveling companion, the best in the U.S.A.

    Bard-It : For Ever and a Day

    Bard-It : For Ever and a Day

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    "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action." Following the words of the great dramatist, find your interest piqued as you draw out the legacy of Shakespeare's writing in modern English. "I am not bound to please thee with my answer"--the Bard dares you to say as you find his language alive in the mouths, ears, and hearts of men all over the world. So, try and breathe life into the pithy and enigmatic words of the dramatist of all times and of all ages.
    Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    Basic Chess Openings for Kids

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    Award-winning author Charles Hertan knows what kids really need to know (and want to know) about mobilizing their pawns and pieces. Traditional chess opening books concentrate on the variations in different openings. Charles Hertan believes that for beginners and advanced beginners memorizing lines in the Sicilian and Nimzo-Indian defenses is not only boring but also a waste of time. Hertan's approach is different. He helps kids to develop a solid understanding of the fundamental opening ideas and principles. What are the properties of each chess piece, and how can they be mobilized effectively to work together and get a strong position on the board? In his trademark humorous and kid-friendly way, Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most Common Opening Mistakes. This is a fun, easy-to-use, down-to-earth and accessible chess opening primer.
    Beat the Grandmasters

    Beat the Grandmasters

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    This book pits readers against grandmasters by placing them in real-game situations where there is a why to defeat a well-known player, Kongsted: Your task is to find the moves which lead to the defeat of some of the strongest players in the world. Quite often one move can change the course of the game, and calculating with precision at the right moment can mean the difference between winning and losing. Even if you have had a lost position for a long time, you may suddenly get the chance to turn things around if your opponent drops his guard for a moment. Contains 351 puzzle positions with full solutions.
    Beatles Coloring Book

    Beatles Coloring Book

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    Bring your own unique creative twist to the incredible story of the Fab Four, with pages of groovy coloring scenes. From iconic album covers to legendary concerts, from early days to the height of their success, you can recreate some of the most important moments in music history in your very own coloring book.

    Can use colored pencils, crayons, and markers to fill in the pages!

    Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math

    Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math

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    A coloring book that invites readers to explore symmetry and the beauty of math visually.

    Beautiful Symmetry is a coloring book about math, inviting us to engage with mathematical concepts visually through coloring challenges and visual puzzles. We can explore symmetry and the beauty of mathematics playfully, coloring through ideas usually reserved for advanced courses. The book is for children and adults, for math nerds and math avoiders, for educators, students, and coloring enthusiasts.

    Through illustration, language that is visual, and words that are jargon-free, the book introduces group theory as the mathematical foundation for discussions of symmetry, covering symmetry groups that include the cyclic groups, frieze groups, and wallpaper groups. The illustrations are drawn by algorithms, following the symmetry rules for each given group. The coloring challenges can be completed and fully realized only on the page; solutions are provided. Online, in a complementary digital edition, the illustrations come to life with animated interactions that show the symmetries that generated them.

    Traditional math curricula focus on arithmetic and the manipulation of numbers, and may make some learners feel that math is not for them. By offering a more visual and tactile approach, this book shows how math can be for everyone. Combining the playful and the pedagogical, Beautiful Symmetry offers both relaxing entertainment for recreational colorers and a resource for math-curious readers, students, and educators.

    Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg: How to Play the Game and Win

    Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg: How to Play the Game and Win

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    Learn the fascinating game of American Mahjong with this expert guide.

    This affordable best-selling book is one of the only available game strategy guides specifically geared toward American Mahjong (Mah Jongg) and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg includes simple, easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step of the game, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies. A key feature is the color text which shows various hands and tiles.

    This Mahjong guide includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions for gameplay.
  • Hands-on Do It exercises
  • Tips and quizzes for natural learning
  • Mahjong background and history
  • An explanation of tile symbolism
  • Glossary of Mahjong terms
  • A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn Mahjong--from Mahjong beginners to pros.

    Beginning Chess:How to Master the Fundamentals

    Beginning Chess:How to Master the Fundamentals

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    The perfect primer for novice chess players.
    Best Ever Book of Crosswords

    Best Ever Book of Crosswords

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    This wonderful collection is packed with more than 350 puzzles and is perfect for all crossword fans. The striking flexi-bound cover and coloured end papers also make this book a beautiful gift.
    Best Word Search Puzzle Book for Kids

    Best Word Search Puzzle Book for Kids

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    The perfect word search puzzle book for kids (ages 4-8) who are just starting to read. The book includes 50 fun themes like holidays and the wild west! There is also educational content included, where basic addition and/or subtraction problems must first be solved to attain a word bank. There are even sight word (Dolch Words) themed puzzles and a list of 100 sight words is included for practice! The Best Word Search Puzzle Book for Kids makes a great summer workbook or activity book that reinforces everything learned in school! A true must-have for all young kids.
    Bet the House: How I Gambled Over a Grand a Day for 30 Days on Sports, Poker, and Games of Chance

    Bet the House: How I Gambled Over a Grand a Day for 30 Days on Sports, Poker, and Games of Chance

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    Over 30 days in early 2009, Richard Roeper risked more than a quarter-million dollars on practically every method of gambling currently available in America. Bet the House chronicles his wild journey. Follow Roeper as he travels from celebrity-filled Vegas tournaments to podunk dog races, negotiates illegal sports bets with shadowy bookies, trolls overseas-based Internet gaming sites, wagers against a radio comedian, haunts blackjack tables, and flips coins at a bar. As the wins and losses mount, you'll share his suspense over that next big bet, the one that might, just might, get him back to black by the end of his odyssey. Bet the House also explores: - What it's like to bet money you don't have, knowing that if you lose, you're in some serious trouble.- The worst referee's decision in the NFL in the last decade, and how it cost the author thousands of dollars.- The time Roeper won more than $20,000 on a single horse race. - Why the slots are such a bad play, why Roeper hates baccarat, and why state lotteries are worse than any numbers game run by the mob.- The 10 best gambling movies of all time. The true national pastime isn't baseball or football or basketball. It's gambling--on fantasy football, March Madness, poker, slots, the lottery, keno, church raffles, bingo, and more. Bet the House recounts with humor and pride the ultimate thrill ride of one American gambler.
    Bet You Can’t Do This Word Search

    Bet You Can’t Do This Word Search

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    Challenging, entertaining, and tear-your-hair out hard! These 115 puzzles will test the mettle of all solvers--and take word search to new levels of difficulty. With topics that range from 1970s Song Hits to Super Bowl Host Cities, from Harry Potter to Bruce Springsteen, the themes couldn't be more fun. The trick is that the searches get harder as they go along. In the earliest puzzles, you'll get a list containing nearly all the hidden words; perhaps just one will be missing. But gradually, the accompanying lists grow shorter and shorter, and by the end, there's no list at all: just fifteen well-concealed words relating to the subject. So, a good eye isn't enough--because you won't know what you're looking for in advance, it's also helpful to know something about the theme. For example, in Broadway Musicals, with no guidance, you'll have to find Camelot, The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables (written backwards), Sweet Charity (reading from bottom to top), and more, from a variety of eras. We're betting only the best can finish!
    Big Book of Killer Su Doku Book 1

    Big Book of Killer Su Doku Book 1

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    Containing a massive 300 killer sudoku puzzles packaged in a stylish paperback, this is the perfect killer sudoku gift book for adults of any age. With a mix of 100 easy, 100 medium, and 100 hard puzzles, the 9 x 9 grids are each arranged on their own page and solutions are easily found in the back of the book. Printed in a highly portable format, the book can be taken on your travels or sit neatly on your bedside table.

    Big Book of Poker

    Big Book of Poker

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    This easy-to-read and oversized guide teaches you everything you need to know to win money at home poker, and in cardrooms, casinos and on the tournament circuit. Readers will learn how to bet, raise, and check-raise, bluff, semi-bluff, and how to take advantage of position and pot odds. Great sections on hold'em (plus, stud games, Omaha, draw games, and many more) and playing and winning poker on the Internet. Packed with charts, diagrams, sidebars, and detailed, easy-to-read examples by best-selling poker expert Ken Warren, this wonderfully formatted book is one stop shopping for players ready to take on any form of poker for real money. Want to be a big player? Buy the Big Book of Poker! The first in Cardoza Publishing's new Big Book series, is guaranteed to teach players all aspects of the game.