Issue 106
September 23-29, 2002
Volume 3
page 3

Renzey Pens Useful Poker Book
By Howard Schwartz

Fred Renzey's 77 Ways To Get The Edge At Casino Poker (218 pages, paperbound, $14.95) deserves consideration by those who are ready to progress to the next stage of their poker game. It is a pleasant surprise for those playing medium to upper-level games-not pot limit or no limit. As the title suggests, the author presents 77 concepts-some are general, others apply to specific games-that players must understand and control in order to succeed at the new level of play. He discusses what's wrong with playing too many hands or the need for courage to fold.

Renzey, who also wrote the Blackjack Bluebook, talks about the type of bankroll you'll need; the right time to quit; check and raise moves; pot odds and how to figure them; then moves to strategies for specific games.
Those games are the most popular casino games of the day--seven stud; Texas hold'em; seven stud, hi-lo 8 or better; and Omaha , hi-lo 8 or better. (He also includes a section on poker terminology.)

The book is illustrated and contains analysis of what to do or how to avoid pitfalls and traps; when to fold.

The transition from the lower limits of poker to the higher limits or from the friendly home game to thecasino game, where the "sharks" await the unsophisticated "tuna" who often swim aimlessly their first time out is chancy at best, traumatic at worst. Renzey's work is valuable in these situations because it gives the player a solid focal point as well as solid advice.

Books reviewed here are available from Gambler's Book Shop, 630 South 11th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. You may call 1-800-522-1777 to order, using MasterCard, VISA or Discover cards, but no American Express. You may see the store's entire catalog via the Internet at or order

from that web site. If you'd like, the store will send you a complete 80-page catalog at no charge, first class-just ask. Visit the store when in Las Vegas. It is located a block west of Maryland Parkway just off Charleston Boulevard about two miles from Downtown. It is now in its 38th year of operation.

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