By Allan Kronzek

It’s no information that dishonest pervades American tradition. americans cheat on taxes, assessments, activities and spouses. however the biggest enviornment for dishonest can be on the poker desk! With an anticipated 60-80 million americans enjoying poker each week—for the top stakes ever—you should be yes that no longer everyone seems to be enjoying by way of the principles! during this interesting examine the cardboard sharper’s art—from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech equipment of today—deception professional Allan Kronzek unearths fifty two of the main diabolical scams ever invented. issues contain codes and signaling platforms, 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 alternative devious units. each one bankruptcy zeroes in on a unmarried dishonest inspiration and offers professional recommendation on easy methods to spot and foil the rip-off (when possible!). You’ll research the secrets and techniques of coloration, flash, and juice—the subtlest marking structures; why slicing the playing cards doesn’t warrantly a decent 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 weigh down the competition with no marked playing cards or sleight of hand. completely illustrated and researched, and enlivened with old sidebars, fifty two how you can Cheat at Poker is vital analyzing for a person who performs playing cards for cash— or someone drawn to the inventive methods cheats scouse borrow your funds whereas showing to do not anything in any respect.

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Are discrete packets of discards being kept off to the side? Do these end up on top of the pack, or the bot- R 14 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker tom? Watch for the basics discussed elsewhere: crimps, bridges, false shuffles, and bogus cuts. THE ART OF MEMORY Most top card players have steel-trap card memories. Poker pros can name every up-card that’s been folded. Bridge experts recall every trick that’s been played. How do they do it? Practice, practice, practice. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have a system.

The same is true for these stacking procedures. The more you pay attention to what goes on between hands, the better the chances of catching this kind of thief. ♣♦♥♠ 12 MARKED CARDS—AN INTRODUCTION They read ’em. You weep. —Frank Garcia M arked cards—also known as paper and readers—are responsible for stealing more money than all other cheating methods combined. They’re easy to use, require no sleight of hand, are readily available, and will fool anyone unfamiliar with the particular system in use.

The more you pay attention to what goes on between hands, the better the chances of catching this kind of thief. ♣♦♥♠ 12 MARKED CARDS—AN INTRODUCTION They read ’em. You weep. —Frank Garcia M arked cards—also known as paper and readers—are responsible for stealing more money than all other cheating methods combined. They’re easy to use, require no sleight of hand, are readily available, and will fool anyone unfamiliar with the particular system in use. Cards can be marked on the fronts, the backs, and the edges; the work can be blended into the back design, the hue of the ink, or the feel and finish of the card.

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