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  • 1. Digital Poker Book a k a Electronic or E-BookWritten By,Jason Narog ofhttp://www.Pokermoneyclips.com andhttp://www.FreeTexasHoldEmSecrets.com1

2. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this report may bereproduced or transmitted in any form whatsoever,electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying,recording, or by any informational storage orretrieval system without express written, dated andsigned permission from the author.EARNINGS AND INCOME DISCLAIMERWe make every effort to ensure that we accuratelyrepresent these products and services and theirpotential for income. Earning made by our companyand its customers are estimates of what we thinkyou can possibly earn. There is no guarantee thatyou will make these levels of income and you acceptthe risk that the earnings and income statementsdiffer by individual.As with any game of chance, your results may vary,and will be based on your individual capacity,experience, expertise, and level of desire. Thereare no guarantees concerning the level of successyou may experience. Each individuals successdepends on his or her background, dedication,desire and motivation.There is no assurance that examples of pastearnings can be duplicated in the future. We cannotguarantee your future results and/or success. Thereare unknown risks in poker and on the internet thatwe cannot foresee which can reduce results. We arenot responsible for your actions. 2 3. PrefaceI originally wrote all the strategy guides for From Goldfish to Piranha back inJune of 2005 while working on the first ever batch of the Poker Money Clipwhich are available for purchase athttp://www.pokermoneyclips.com/ordermoneyclips.shtml. I was pretty goodat poker at the time but nowhere near where I am at now. From Goldfish toPiranha was started as a work in progress on my own theories on playingwinning poker and will never be 100% complete as my opinion on how to playand win the game will continue to change as I progress as a player. Everythingwritten in this book comes from my own head, its ideas and concepts shouldnot be thought of as concrete or even as right when it comes to playing poker.The game of poker can be played and viewed many different ways and peoplesopinions vary greatly. This guide should also not be seen as an answer tomaking money-playing poker. I cannot give you a winning strategy to winningmoney while playing poker. Bankroll management is the most importantstrategy and only playing with what you can afford to lose while in a soberstate of mind are the only ways to ever be a real winner, regardless of if youwin or lose at the table. Always gamble responsibly; never use this strategyguide as a rule of thumb on playing poker but more as a book of entertainingthoughts and concepts to think about throughout your day. I do not encourageyou to go out and gamble, if you want to play poker play with your friends,family, and coworkers with cheap plastic chips for no money at all, just enjoythe game. I am not responsible if you lose money trying any of the strategieswithin the pages of this book. If you employ any strategies found within thisbook you are doing so at your own risk. I am not a professional poker player norhave I ever claimed to be one, I just enjoy playing the game. Please learn yourlocal laws to stay within the boundaries of the law; the last place you want towind up is inside a courtroom. 3 4. Table of ContentsRules of Texas Hold Em Pg. 6Betting Variations Pg. 8Hand Rankings Pg. 12Strategy Introduction Pg. 16Pre Flop StrategiesEarly Position Pg. 19Middle Position Pg. 23Late Position Pg. 26Big and Small Blind Pg. 28Flop Strategy Pg. 29Turn Strategy Pg. 32River Strategy Pg. 35Betting, Raising, Checking, Calling, and Folding Pg. 37Bluffing Pg. 41Starting Hands Chart by Position Pg. 43The 106 Starting Hands You May (or may not) Want To Play Pg. 47The Trick To Placing In A Freeroll pg. 49AA Hand Matchups pg. 51AK Hand Matchups pg. 55Outs, Odds Against, and Pot Odds pg. 59Implied Odds, Bet Odds, Investment Odds, and Best Case / Wose Case Scenariopg. 614 5. Odds For The Following EventsPairs, Trips, Full Boats, and Quads pg. 64Straight Odds pg. 66Flush Odds pg. 68Types of Players pg. 69How To Beat A Tight Player pg. 78Strategy For Beating A Loose Player pg. 81Strategies For Beating A Passive Player pg. 85Live Tells pg. 87Online Tells / Betting Patterns pg. 90Starting A Home Game pg. 92Finding A Home Game pg. 94Poker Games and Casino Poker Games pg. 96Poker And The Law pg. 102FAQQ and A pg. 103Math Equations pg. 104Acknowledgements pg. 106 5 6. Rules of Texas Hold EmThe following rules apply to any form of Texas Hold Em regardless of bettinglimits. Depending on the betting limit of the game you are playing there maybe caps on the amount you can bet during a specific round. For more on bettingcaps check out betting variations.Before the cards are dealt. Before dealing the first hand of the tournament orhome game each player is dealt 1 card face up. Depending on whether low cardor high card deals was selected either the lowest or highest card will be thedealer (have the dealer button) in front of them for the first hand. Normally itis high card is dealer but this may vary in different areas.Once a dealer is chosen. The player sitting to the direct left of the dealer willbe in the Small Blind. The Small Blind is a forced bet that the player must putinto the pot before receiving any cards. The Small Blind puts half of what thecurrent minimum bet is into the pot. Directly left of the Small Blind is the BigBlind. The Big Blind is a forced bet that must be put into the pot beforereceiving any cards. The Big Blind puts the current minimum bet into the pot.The dealer then deals 2-card face down to every player starting with the SmallBlind. Action will start on the player directly left of the Big Blind. They have adecision of whether to play their cards or fold. Action works its way around thetable in a clockwise fashion until everyone in turn (do not bet or fold if it is notyour turn to act) has called or folded. The first betting round is over when (inan unraised pot) the Big Blind has checked to see a flop or (in a raised pot)everyone to the right of the player who made the raise has called the raise orfolded.The Flop. The dealer places three up cards in the center of the table foreveryone to use. It is a good idea to place all three cards up at the same timeas opposed to one by one to avoid any players giving away a "tell" on which oneor more of the cards have helped their hand. The first person to bet or checkon the flop is the person directly to the left of the dealer who still has cards infront of them (if the Small Blind didnt fold the then the Small Blind is first toact, if the Small Blind did fold the Big Blind is first to act, and so on). Theround is over when every player has either called the bet or folded.The Turn. The dealer places one more up card in the center of the table foreveryone to use. The first person to bet is the same person that was first to beton the Flop.The River. The dealer places one final up card in the center of the table foreveryone to use. The first person to bet is still the same person who was first 6 7. to bet on the Flop. After everyone has bet each player reveals his or her holecards, in order to see who has the best five-card hand. If a player has a betterhand than you and showed it before it was your turn to show you may throwaway your cards without showing them.The Winner. The winner of the hand is the player with the best hand using any3, 4, or 5 cards in the center of the table used in combination with their 2down cards.Burning Cards - Depending on where you play / who you are playing with youmay burn 1 card before dealing to every player as well as burn 1 card beforeplacing the flop cards, turn card or river card. For the flop cards you will onlyburn 1 card for the 3 cards, not burn one play one, burn two play two.7 8. Betting VariationsH/L (8b)No LimitLimitPot LimitSpread LimitMixed LimitAnteBring InKill GameHalf Kill GameWild Card/JokerH/L (High/Low) GamesA High/Low game is a split pot game with a low hand qualifier (the typicalqualifier is 8b meaning if you have 5 different cards of 8 or below your handhas qualified for the low) where the high hand takes half the pot and the lowhand takes the other half. Your hand will not qualify for the low if you do nothave 5 different cards that are low (having 3 2s and 2 3s is not a low hand). Apair will disqualify your hand from being low. Straights and flushes do not workagainst your low hand. The best possible hand to win both the high and the lowis called The Wheel. The Wheel is A5 suited. 26 suited is definitely good enoughto win most high and low pots but would lose the low to anyone with A 2 3 4 5off suit or A 2 3 4 6 off suit.No LimitThe most popular form of poker played today. No limit simply means that youcan bet all of your chips at any time during the hand when it is your turn toact. There is a minimum bet, however, in No Limit. The minimum bet iswhatever the big blind is.8 9. LimitThe amount you can bet or raise is determined by the X/Y. In the first roundsof betting (for Hold Em, Pineapple and Omaha its pre flop and flop) (for any 7card game its any cards prior to the 5th card if no pair was on board or no onedoubled the bet when the pair was on board) (for any 5 card game its the first3 cards) (in Lowball is before the draw, Triple Draw its before the draw and thefirst draw) the bet/raise is whatever the X is assumed to be (in a 2/4 game thefirst rounds of betting would be call 2 raise 2.) There is typically a cap on thenumber of raises allowed. The most common is 4 for a cap (1. bet, 2. raise, 3.reraise 4. cap). Yahoo Poker uses 5 (bet 2 raise 4 reraise 6 reraise 8 cap 10).When the first rounds of betting are over the limits increase to Y (2/4 betting isnow 4).Pot LimitPot limit is played exactly the same as limit with the minimum bets beingdesigned by wha