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by Allan Kronzek

eBook 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker: How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them download ISBN: 0452289114
Author: Allan Kronzek
Publisher: Plume (March 25, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 208
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Category: Humour
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Allan Kronzek tackles cheating in poker as a magician and treats the subject with a conjurer's dispassion. But even veteran card mechanics could probably learn a thing or two from this book.

Allan Kronzek tackles cheating in poker as a magician and treats the subject with a conjurer's dispassion. This is a relief; if there's one thing we don't need, it's another self-congratulatory, non-falsifiable "insider's" story of how to cheat people. Instead, we get a quick but surprisingly serious volume that manages to feed the reader some history amid the tricks. Whatever your level of experience, reading 52 Ways will at least help you appreciate the ways that you can be cheated.

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In this fascinating look at the card sharper?s art?from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech methods of today?deception expert Allan Kronzek reveals 52 of the most diabolical scams ever invented.

Poker cheats are everywhere-learn their methods and how to defend yourself How do cheats win at poker? . If you’ve ever wondered whatcard sharps do and how they get away with it, 52 Ways to Cheat at Pokerhas the answers that can help you and your game.

Poker cheats are everywhere-learn their methods and how to defend yourself How do cheats win at poker? What are the swindles, the marking systems, and other devious tools of the trade? In this fascinating look at the card sharper’s art-from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech methods of today-sleight-of hand expert, Allan Kronzek reveals 52 of the most diabolical scams ever invented. Allan Kronzek is a magician, writer, and educator.

Learn their methods and how to defend yourself What are the swindles, the marking systems, and other devious tools . If you've ever wondered what card sharps do and how they get away with it, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker has the answers that can help you and your game

Learn their methods and how to defend yourself What are the swindles, the marking systems, and other devious tools of the trade? In this fascinating look at the card sharper's art-from its origins. If you've ever wondered what card sharps do and how they get away with it, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker has the answers that can help you and your game. Pages 192 - Softbound. Questions about this product.

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Americans cheat on taxes, tests, sports and spouses. Each chapter zeroes in on a single cheating concept and provides expert advice on how to spot and foil the scam (when possible!). But the largest arena for cheating may be at the poker table! With an estimated 60-80 million Americans playing poker every week?for the highest stakes ever?you can be sure that not everyone is playing by the rules! In this fascinating look at the card sharper's art?from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech methods of today?deception expert Allan Kronzek reveals 52 of the most diabolical scams ever invented.

It's no news that cheating pervades American culture. Americans cheat on taxes, tests, sports and spouses. But the largest arena for cheating may be at the poker table.  With an estimated 60-80 million Americans playing poker every week, you can be sure that not everyone is playing by the rules.
Comments: (7)
Welahza
I bought this book as a joke. I was going to give it to a friend and tell him "this was his best chance to become a winner.....ha ha."

Well, there was a local player caught cheating using techniques similar to those included in this book. He took $$$thousands. Not so funny. This book demonstrates the importance of relatively simple techniques (such as using cut cards, plastic cards, always cutting, etc.).

Parts of the book are really dated and are used more for their historical value (and humor). But most of this book is a "must read" for anyone running a home game.
WOGY
Wonderful review of the history of card sharps and techniques from a magician's point of view. It gave me a lot to think about when I sit at a new poker table.
Forcestalker
Very informative. Wish I had this book 30 years ago. Someone brought a
mechanic' to one of my home games and this guy did a lot of these moves when he had the deck. He wiped everybody out but me.
Laitchai
Its okay, you do get some ideas.
Juce
This is one of the best books written on poker cheating, and should be in the hands of everyone who plays for money -- from friendly Friday night games, to people who play in card rooms, to tournament pros. The author has done his homework, and gives the reader a superb education in the varied ways that hustlers and cheaters rob you of your money. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. Then read it. You will not be disappointed.
Reddefender
I bought this book to help me identify how people cheat at the poker tables. It was very helpful. I found cheaters in some of the casinos in Laughlin, Nevada.
Vudojar
After hearing the author describe some cheating methods in a radio interview, I decided to check out the book. It turns out to be a really fun read. The chapters are short and packed with information, and there are lots of amusing anecdotes. I also enjoyed the historical approach, which explains cheating methods from the days of Mississippi riverboat con-men up to the present. I have no plans to cheat anyone at poker, but I do like knowing how it's done. Great for anyone who enjoys reading about clever and devious thinking.
Allan Kronzek tackles cheating in poker as a magician and treats the subject with a conjurer's dispassion. This is a relief; if there's one thing we don't need, it's another self-congratulatory, non-falsifiable "insider's" story of how to cheat people. Instead, we get a quick but surprisingly serious volume that manages to feed the reader some history amid the tricks.

The title isn't an attempt at misdirection: after a brief introduction, Kronzek runs through 52 short chapters, each detailing one or more methods of cheating. Generally, Kronzek explains the technique involved, offers notes on historical uses, and closes by telling the reader how he can protect himself. Miscellanea scatter throughout the text, such as reproductions of cheating house catalogs and excerpts from landmark books, enliven the story.

52 Ways is written to be accessible to a novice who doesn't know a shiner from a holdout. But even veteran card mechanics could probably learn a thing or two from this book. Whatever your level of experience, reading 52 Ways will at least help you appreciate the ways that you can be cheated.

That's the rub: Kronzek is honest enough to admit that no anti-cheating tactic is absolutely guaranteed. The final proof is in the pudding: if you find yourself losing one suspicious pot too many, you should suspect malfeasance.

If nothing else, incorporating some of Kronzek's anti-cheating suggestions into your "friendly" home game will, at the very least, raise the bar for cheaters and help to keep honest players honest. You'll also gain a deeper appreciation for the ingenuity with which cheaters have approached poker.

There's only one class of person who I'd warn away from 52 Ways: those that combine a tendency towards paranoia with an overactive imagination. If you're the kind of person who can't browse WebMD because you start imagining you have symptoms for every malady you read about, perhaps this book is not for you. By lifting the veil on cheaters and the innumerable deceptions, Kronzek has made sitting at any card table a supreme act of faith-and vigilance.