A well-respected author of several well-received books, Kathy Liebert began writing when she was only 17 years old. Her first book, The Hustle, was released in 1996 and quickly became a bestseller.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: The Mystery of Poker is her second poker book. Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics presents the statistics and the history behind poker. All of these are great topics to learn about, but what makes it even better is that Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics is also about how to play the game of poker.
As with most other forms of gambling, poker is all about the math. In Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, the reader will find statistics that explain the math behind many of the poker games.
The poker math is entertaining, but also very interesting information. Most people can get by with the basics and if you are a little more advanced in the game, then it is always good to know how the game works.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics contains a wealth of information about what is known as the “beer” game. The beer game is played with seven cards, called “beer,” in a special formation. The object of the game is to get the last six cards (called “point”) into the pot.
Not surprisingly, Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, begins with an explanation of the “beer” game. The beer game is played with three cards, called “bird,” in a special formation.
The hole is another term used to describe the three cards found on the face down cards. Both the hole and the three cards are referred to as “the hole,” but the hole is also sometimes referred to as the “key.”
Once all of the cards have been dealt, the first player in a game of poker has the option of either drawing a card from the deck of cards or placing the card that they drew from the deck of cards face up in front of them. To be precise, the player has the option of putting any of the cards they drew from the deck of cards back into the deck. This is referred to as re-drawing the key.
Once the player has used their re-draw key, they may not draw any more cards. All of the cards dealt to the game will remain in the game. If a player has the choice to draw another card from the deck of cards, then this is referred to as re-drawing the key.
The “beer” is only part of the game and after each deal, players will choose a new key. This means that it will become a game of chance. During this time, a player will look at the amount of money they have to bet, and then choose the key that best fits their hand.
Kathy Liebert uses poker math to explain some of the techniques used in the game of poker. Like with many poker books, there is a lot of math in Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics. As someone who likes to play poker, I am very happy to see that her information is not only entertaining but also contains useful and relevant information.
If you are a novice player, or a seasoned pro, then this book will give you the basics and go a long way towards making you a better player. The poker math presented in Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics is just one aspect of how to play the game of poker, but it is definitely something to keep in mind when you are looking for information on how to play poker.