The Poker Pack: For the Girls' Night Out

9780764178368: The Poker Pack: For the Girls' Night Out

Poker has graduated from the sometimes seedy world of back rooms clouded with cigar smoke and inhabited by tough, hard-bitten gamblers. Today’s poker renaissance, boosted by the Internet and TV, has entered millions of ordinary households―and it will surprise nobody that contemporary women are not merely flocking to play the game, but are playing poker with all the skill and daring of veteran male card experts. One of the first things that poker beginners learn is that the thrill of the game extends beyond the risk of winning or losing considerable amounts of money. They quickly find that playing for pennies, matchsticks, or plastic chips can become just as compelling as playing for hard cash. Here’s an attractive set to introduce poker to those fair ladies who haven’t yet learned the game. It includes a color illustrated book that sets down the basic rules, game variations, and strategies. It also offers helpful notes on poker psychology and etiquette. Included with the book is a deck of playing cards, a set of poker chips, a scoring pad, and a pencil. Designed especially for girls, here is a great introduction to the world’s most popular card game.

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“For the
Girls’ Night

The Poker Pack offers everything you need to play and to win at poker. It includes playing cards, poker chips, a scorecard, and a pencil, all decked out in fuchsia pink to glamorize your game and distract your opponents.
The accompanying 96-page book tells you what you need to know so you can start playing like a pro in no time. You’ll find an overview of the rules, game variations and strategies, tips on reading the body language of other players, and advice on when to fold. You’ll also find a comprehensive glossary of poker terminology. Not for hard-bitten gamblers, or low-life hustlers, The Poker Pack is strictly for the girls.
Jane Barnstuble was born in Mississippi and is a southern girl at heart, even though she now lives in North Dakota. A poker expert, Jane participates in tournaments throughout the United States. She also plays online and in casinos in North Dakota. Jane is a regular contributor to Card Player magazine and writes a weekly column for a Fargo newspaper, The High Plains Reader.
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Women are joining today’s booming poker renaissance, and this book to introduces the game to every fair lady who hasn’t yet learned to play. It presents the basic rules, as well as the game’s most popular variations. Most important of all, it tells how to master winning strategies, including game psychology and reading other players’ body language. Designed especially for the girls, this introduction to the world’s most popular card game shows them how to win!

About the Author:

Jane Barnstuble lives in North Dakota but was born in Mississippi and still considers herself a “Southern girl.” She entered her first poker tournament in 1995. Her previous writing credits include stories published in Card Player Magazine and a newspaper column for the Fargo, ND, paper, the High Plains Reader.

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