What to read to understand poker, the finest game ever

What to read to understand poker, the finest game ever
A poker tournament under way at SkyCity casino in Auckland. (Image: NZME)
The Economist
By the Economist's US business and society correspondentPoker sits between two poles of perfect chance (as with roulette, say) and perfect strategy (as in chess). In most variations, players can see some of their opponents’ cards – whether shared ones, as in hold 'em, or those dealt face up, as in stud – while some are known only to each player. Even in draw, in which each player is dealt their own hand unseen to the rest of the table, and can exchange cards to improve, play communicates information: exchange...

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