"How To Cheat Your Friends
at Poker: The Wisdom of Dickie Richard" - By: Penn Jillette
Between the huge ratings of TV shows like the World Series of Poker on ESPN and Celebrity Poker Showdown,
not to mention online poker, there’s been a great resurgence lately in home poker games. And there’s
certainly no lack of books about how to play and win at poker. But none of those books show how to win
money, guaranteed, every time you play. HOW TO CHEAT YOUR FRIENDS AT POKER: The Wisdom of Dickie Richard,
is just what the unscrupulous player needs.
Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of the comedy and magic duo Penn & Teller and New York Times
bestselling author, has distilled the secrets of his own “poker deep throat,” Dickie Richard, in HOW TO
CHEAT YOUR FRIENDS AT POKER: The Wisdom of Dickie Richard. Dickie is a lifetime poker player who
has made his living for 30 years by cheating at home poker games, sometimes taking up to $300,000 in a year.
Penn lays out in detail what it takes to be a “shark,” who plays poker to get money, and not a “fish”
who’s just there to lose it, at home poker games, as told to him by Dickie.
“To get money cheating in Vegas takes a lot of work,” Penn explains.
“To make money cheating at home games is much easier… All that makes it hard
are the morals and, unfortunately, there are ways to get over that problem. Sadly, this book will help.”
Dickie’s wisdom, filtered through Penn’s hilarious, in-your-face writing style,
fills the pages of HOW TO CHEAT YOUR FRIENDS AT POKER. Full of real tricks, feints, gambits
and hornswoggles, the book explains everything from how to mark cards, to how to spot your next mark,
to how to lose just enough to keep’em coming back. The book also includes a glossary of poker lingo and
ten tips on how to make your own home poker game cheat-proof.
In HOW TO CHEAT YOUR FRIENDS AT POKER, Jillette, who’s made a lucrative career out
of revealing the secrets behind magic tricks, now puts his own unique twist on America’s favorite new pastime.