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52 Ways to Cheat at Poker: How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and by Allan Kronzek

By Allan Kronzek

It’s no information that dishonest pervades American tradition. american citizens cheat on taxes, assessments, activities and spouses. however the greatest enviornment for dishonest should be on the poker desk! With an envisioned 60-80 million americans enjoying poker each week—for the top stakes ever—you should be yes that now not everyone seems to be taking part in by means of the foundations! during this interesting examine the cardboard sharper’s art—from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech tools of today—deception professional Allan Kronzek finds fifty two of the main diabolical scams ever invented. subject matters comprise codes and signaling structures, hidden cameras and miniature ear items, fake shuffles, cuts and offers, peeking and flashing, deck and card switches, culling, rapid stacks, marked playing cards, “location play,” the “cooler,” and dozens of different devious units. each one bankruptcy zeroes in on a unmarried dishonest notion and offers professional recommendation on tips to spot and foil the rip-off (when possible!). You’ll study the secrets and techniques of colour, flash, and juice—the subtlest marking structures; why slicing the playing cards doesn’t warrantly a decent deal, how a crooked broker can stack the flop in carry ‘em, why on line casino card rooms are usually not a hundred% secure, and the way dishonest crews weigh down the competition with no marked playing cards or sleight of hand. completely illustrated and researched, and enlivened with old sidebars, fifty two how you can Cheat at Poker is vital interpreting for somebody who performs playing cards for cash— or someone drawn to the inventive methods cheats scouse borrow your funds whereas showing to do not anything in any respect.

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Cheats pick their spots, going after the big pots and letting other players win the small ones. Sometimes the cheat never looks at the marks. Instead, the cards are read by one or more partners who signal the cheat what he needs to know. Often, only one player is targeted—the one with the tallest stack. R 42 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker Prevention and Detection The first line of defense against paper in public card rooms is to shield your hole cards. In stud games, slip the pocket cards under an up card.

It should come as no surprise that tricksters have taken up the challenge of overcoming this precaution. Stay tuned. ♣♦♥♠ R 10 FLASHING F lashing is the scammer’s version of indecent exposure. The dealer, in the role of exhibitionist, treats his partner to revealing looks at the undersides of cards that, according to the rules, should remain hidden. Flashing techniques are easy to do, hard to spot, and provide an advantage in all forms of poker. This is another example of multim in parvo. Put another way: a little goes a long way.

R 42 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker Prevention and Detection The first line of defense against paper in public card rooms is to shield your hole cards. In stud games, slip the pocket cards under an up card. In hold ’em, keep the pocket cards flush and pin them with a chip stack. In draw, avoid spreading the cards in a wide fan. While this is no guarantee—the cards can be read before they’re dealt, or on the way over—it sure beats leaving the cards exposed. In home games the best defense is to provide your own cards.

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