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Some years after he had graduated, his state legislature had eventually given the go ahead for a card room to be constructed at the racetrack close to his house.

The card parties had no longer been a choice, and he still had great fondness for poker. He reckoned that stud poker had sounded like fun, so he had wanted to give it a shot.

He had gone to the track’s card room one day and he had discovered that he could persevere. It had been a great environment, full of friendly players, and he had left with more money than he had to begin with.

Although he had won, what he recollected most from that session had been a loss: a beautiful jack-high that he had had was beaten by an ace-high flush whose owner had pulled the ace on his last card (also known as the river). Ever since that time, he had tried to return to the card club as much as possible.

Even though he had had a great first-time experience in a public card room, he had known that he needed to learn more about the game. He had started reading books on poker. There was very little material on
his game of choice (stud), however he had found one good book.

He had even picked up some great poker text on other games like Texas hold’em. He played every time he got a chance, whether at the card club or in a home game. When he had not been playing, he could be found reading material on poker in books, in magazines, or even on the Internet.

When one reads that statement, one probably feels one of two things. Either one feels that this chap needs a life, or one asks oneself if he’s attempting to become a professional poker player.

He had no intention of letting poker be his full-time job. He had spent his summers working, and during the rest of the year he had been studying to become a Catholic priest (yes, it’s true).

However, since he had played it more, he had enjoyed poker. He’d turned into a die-hard low-limit player.

Some of the chaps had enjoyed plunking fifty bucks to play golf in an afternoon. But he had favored spending his free time at the low-limit stud tables.

What was the reason for writing this book? In all the years that he had been playing poker, he had turned into an accomplished player and a constant winner.

There are plenty of good things he had to say about the game. He had observed several players who enjoyed stud poker as much as he did – primarily low-limit players – who tended to commit the same mistakes over and over.

He believed that that these people could benefit with a few suggestions. This book wasn’t designed to get one to the final table of Binion’s World Series of Poker.

It probably won’t be of much help at the $30/60 stud tables. The only benefit one would gain from it would be to familiarize one with the superb game of seven-card stud.

This was mainly written for people who, like him, who were perfectly happy to play the low-limit tables purely because they find them reasonable and relaxing.

He sincerely hopes that his book will be helpful to someone if he/she hasn’t played in a public card room previously and are considering going, or if one is unaware about when he/she should bet, call, raise, and fold. Perhaps one is a regular home game stud poker player and is looking for some assistance in getting better.

Perhaps one wishes to beat one’s friends at the next game. This book would help you.