By Allan Kronzek
It’s no information that dishonest pervades American tradition. americans cheat on taxes, checks, activities and spouses. however the biggest enviornment for dishonest could be on the poker desk! With an predicted 60-80 million american citizens enjoying poker each week—for the top stakes ever—you could be convinced that no longer everyone seems to be taking part in via the principles! during this attention-grabbing examine the cardboard sharper’s art—from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech tools of today—deception professional Allan Kronzek finds fifty two of the main diabolical scams ever invented. subject matters contain codes and signaling structures, hidden cameras and miniature ear items, fake shuffles, cuts and bargains, peeking and flashing, deck and card switches, culling, fast stacks, marked playing cards, “location play,” the “cooler,” and dozens of different devious units. each one bankruptcy zeroes in on a unmarried dishonest proposal and gives specialist suggestion on the best way to spot and foil the rip-off (when possible!). You’ll research the secrets and techniques of color, flash, and juice—the subtlest marking platforms; why slicing the playing cards doesn’t warrantly a good deal, how a crooked broker can stack the flop in carry ‘em, why on line casino card rooms aren't a hundred% secure, and the way dishonest crews overwhelm the competition with out marked playing cards or sleight of hand. completely illustrated and researched, and enlivened with historic sidebars, fifty two how you can Cheat at Poker is key analyzing for someone who performs playing cards for cash— or a person attracted to the inventive methods cheats scouse borrow your funds whereas showing to do not anything in any respect.
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Extra info for 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker: How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them
Cheats usually play honestly at the start and have a keen sense of when they can start getting away with things. Make it a point, from time to time, to focus on the dealer’s hands from start to ﬁnish. If you think he’s deliberately ﬂashing, watch the eyes of the guy next to him. When you see a dealer turn the deck faceup, point it out. It could be accidental. Then again . . Some dealers stand while dealing, especially when having to deal down a long table. Lots of cards get ﬂashed this way, intentionally and accidentally.
If your view of the cards is obscured by a tight shufﬂe, request that the shufﬂe be conducted more openly. Be certain that any shufﬂing sequence is followed by a genuine cut. If you don’t trust what’s going on, cut the cards yourself. Better yet, remember that every player has the right to shufﬂe the cards before the deal. The dealer is entitled to the ﬁnal shufﬂe, but one thorough shufﬂe on your part will undo any serious mischief. ♣♦♥♠ 8 THE TOP CARD PEEK Teacher: I hope I just didn’t see you cheating, Billy.
1). This peek is extremely powerful in home games when the cheat has an ally seated to his left. If the peeked card is a deuce, for example, the dealer calls a game with deuces wild; if it’s a three or a Fig. 1 nine, he calls Baseball; for the ace of spades, it’s Chicago. What starts out seeming like a small advantage—glimpsing a single card—can often be parlayed into a sure thing. The resourceful cheat can further exploit the rifﬂe peek by trawling for valuable cards as he shufﬂes. He simply ends each shufﬂe with a peek.
52 Ways to Cheat at Poker: How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them by Allan Kronzek