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Every Friday • 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. • Shapiro ABCD

January 5*, 12*, 19, 26 • February 2, 9, 16, 23 • March 2, 9, 16, 23, (30 holiday) • April 6, (**13 no class), 20*, 27* • May 4*, 11*, 18*, 25* • June 1*

Poker is a game of skill and chance emphasizing the ability to read situations and opponents to give you the advantage in the hands you play. It is also a game utilizing statistics where the better players are able to calculate the odds of either you or your opponent winning a hand in various situations. It cannot be assumed that people who utilize statistics will be winning players, but a sound knowledge of the odds can only improve your game and give you an advantage. Sophisticated players learn strategies such as bluffing and reading an opponent’s playing characteristics. Each week variations of poker will be introduced and practiced. We play games of Dealer’s Choice and Texas Hold’em. This course is a lot of fun with great camaraderie among the players. Some members go out to dinner together after class. Hope to see you there!

*This course continues to meet during the intersessions on the dates indicated by the asterisks above.

**No class April 13 in deference to In Memoriam gathering.

Coordinators : Dave Musante, Rod Collier, Dennis Wilson and Patti Chikahisa