By Allan Kronzek

ISBN-10: 0452289114

ISBN-13: 9780452289116

It’s no information that dishonest pervades American tradition. american citizens cheat on taxes, checks, activities and spouses. however the greatest enviornment for dishonest will be on the poker desk! With an expected 60-80 million american citizens taking part in poker each week—for the top stakes ever—you might be certain that now not everyone seems to be enjoying by means 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. subject matters contain codes and signaling structures, hidden cameras and miniature ear items, fake shuffles, cuts and offers, peeking and flashing, deck and card switches, culling, speedy stacks, marked playing cards, “location play,” the “cooler,” and dozens of different devious units. each one bankruptcy zeroes in on a unmarried dishonest suggestion and offers professional suggestion on how one can spot and foil the rip-off (when possible!). You’ll examine the secrets and techniques of coloration, flash, and juice—the subtlest marking structures; 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 weigh down the competition with out marked playing cards or sleight of hand. completely illustrated and researched, and enlivened with old sidebars, fifty two how one can Cheat at Poker is key interpreting for someone who performs playing cards for cash— or someone drawn to the inventive methods cheats thieve your funds whereas showing to do not anything in any respect.

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It’s called rabbit hunting, and it’s open season for cheating. Prevent that and you prevent at least one form of discard culling. Shouting “Hey, no looking through the discards” will usually do the trick. ” A game unit starts with a series of shuffles; then cards are dealt, betting occurs, a winner is declared, and the game is over. The next game unit doesn’t begin, and attention doesn’t refocus, until the new dealer starts to shuffle. What happens in between—the tossing-in of hands, assembling cards, passing them to the new dealer—is given scant attention.

To peek at the top card, two things happen at once. The left hand rotates at the wrist, turning back up, and the left thumb firmly pushes the top card to the right. Because the card has no place to go—the left fingers acting as a stop—the upper right corner of the card “bubbles up,” exposing the index to the cheat’s downward glance (Fig. 2). With a little extra pressure, two cards can be exposed at Fig. 2 the same time. A common cover for making the peek is checking hole cards. The cheat uses both hands to lift the inner ends of the pocket cards.

2 the same time. A common cover for making the peek is checking hole cards. The cheat uses both hands to lift the inner ends of the pocket cards. The left hand, holding the inverted deck, is apparently there to prevent exposing the cards to the player on the left. At this moment, the card is peeked (Fig. 3). A peek can also be made with the deck perpendicular to the table and close to the body. In that case, the move needs more cover. Some sharpers keep a drink or a stack of chips to their left for just this purpose.

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