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Modern Poker Theory: Building an unbeatable strategy based on GTO...
by Michael Acevedo

Language

English

Pages

689

Publication Date

August 08, 2019

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Modern Poker Theory is a comprehensive, rigorous guide to the most important aspects of No-Limit Hold’em. It is based around an in-depth examination of what is meant by game theory optimal play (GTO) and how it can be applied at the table. Understanding GTO is fundamental to being able to make accurate poker decisions and being able to exploit players who don’t.<br /><br />Modern Poker Theory uses modern poker tools to develop a systematic approach to the analysis of GTO. It organizes the ideas and concepts in an intuitive manner that is totally focused to practical applications.<br /><br />Next time you are at a table some of the players will have studied Modern Poker Theory and some won’t. The players who have studied Modern Poker Theory will, without doubt, have a better theoretical and practical understanding of No-Limit Hold’em. They will be the favourites in the game. Make sure you are one of them.<br /><br />Michael Acevedo, one of the world’s leading poker theorists, is a game theory expert who is renowned for creating cutting-edge content for the world’s leading players. The production of Modern Poker Theory is the culmination of many thousands of hours of his research work with the most advanced poker software tools available. It is poker theory for the 21st century.<br /><br />
Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the ...
by Molly Bloom

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

June 24, 2014

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<p><strong>Now a major motion picture, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera—the true story of "Hollywood’s poker princess" who gambled everything, won big, then lost it all.</strong></p><p>Molly Bloom reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world—an insider’s story of excess and danger, glamour and greed.</p><p>In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen—she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play.</p><p>Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly’s game became the game for those in the know—celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exclusive restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the world’s most delicious gossip, until it all came crashing down around her.</p><p><em>Molly’s Game</em> is a behind the scenes look at Molly’s game, the life she created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process.</p>
Play Optimal Poker: Practical Game Theory for Every Poker Player
by Andrew Brokos

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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Think game theory is abstract and incomprehensible? Think again!<br /><br /><i>Play Optimal Poker</i> shatters the myth that game theory is only for elite poker players. Renowned poker pro and coach Andrew Brokos takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals, explaining core game theory principles and how to apply them in real poker situations. Whether you play small stakes or high stakes, cash games or tournaments, <i>Play Optimal Poker</i> provides powerful new tools to help you navigate tricky situations, hold your own against the toughest competition, and exploit common mistakes. Once you understand the fundamentals of game theory, you’ll approach the poker table with the confidence to handle anything the game can throw at you.<br /><br />You will learn how to:<ul><li>Use powerful game theory concepts like equilibrium and indifference</li><li>Apply game theory principles to everyday poker decisions</li><li>Build polarized and condensed ranges</li><li>Profit from both aggression and passivity</li><li>Manipulate your ranges to exploit common mistakes</li><li>Hold your own against world-class opponents</li></ul><br />Andrew Brokos has been a professional poker player for more than fifteen years, with hundreds of thousands in cash game winnings, final tables in major online tournament series, and three Top 100 finishes in the World Series of Poker Main Event. As a coach and host of the popular Thinking Poker Podcast, Andrew is widely regarded for his ability to explain complex concepts in terms anyone can understand.<br /><br />"Working with Andrew instantly leveled up my game, but more importantly it gave me a great foundation on which to build my skills over time by learning to think about the game in the right way. As a rec player the work we did has really had a positive impact on my life because I just get a lot more joy out of poker now that I’m winning much more consistently and moving up the stakes."<br />-Michael S., poker coaching student<br /><br />"There's just a ton of useful stuff here. I'm already starting to think... OK, every hand that I play, I need to be thinking about what hands out of my range am I bluffing here?"<br />-Eric L., lawyer and “serious amateur” poker player
The Theory of Poker: A Professional Poker Player Teaches You How...
by David Sklansky

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

July 01, 1999

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The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky discusses theories<br />and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game,<br />including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold 'em, lowball<br />draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to<br />the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should<br />affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception,<br />bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology,<br />heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and<br />semibluffing.<br /><br /><P>Many of today's top poker players will tell you that this is the book<br />that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the<br />ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who<br />read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don't,<br />and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the<br />best book ever written on poker.
Essential Poker Math, Expanded Edition: Fundamental No Limit Hold...
by Alton Hardin

Language

English

Pages

279

Publication Date

October 25, 2016

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<h3>Expanded, Updated & Greatly Improved</h3><br /><strong>New Expanded Edition Includes:</strong><br /><ul><br /> <li>More Than <strong>150 Pages of New Material</strong> with Greatly Expanded Content and <strong>4 New Chapters</strong></li><br /> <li>Over <strong>75 Carefully Devised Practice and Example Poker Hands</strong> That Are Analyzed in Great Detail</li><br /> <li><strong>Free Enrollment</strong> into My <i>Essential Poker Math</i> eLearning Online Video Training Course</li><br /></ul><br /><b>Poker Math Is Easy to Learn</b><br /><p>Poker math is a vitally important aspect to No Limit Holdem poker, but it's often overlooked or simply not used because many poker players fear it is too difficult to learn. I'm here to tell you it is not. In fact, fundamental poker math is very easy to learn. More importantly, it can yield you a lot more profits at the poker table. Without using simple math at the poker table, you are simply playing a guessing game.</p><br /><b>Use Simple Math at the Poker Table & Increase You Winnings</b><br /><p>In this book I'll teach you how to use simple arithmetic at the poker table to gain a huge skill advantage over your opponents that will allow you to win more and lose less. Poker players that don't use math are simply guessing and you'll learn to no longer guess and know the correct mathematical move at the poker table. These simple mathematical concepts I'll be teaching you will drastically help improve your poker game and allow you to make the most profitable decisions at the poker.</p><br /><b>Contents & Overview</b><br /><p>First you'll be introduced to several fundamental overarching poker concepts that apply to poker mathematics. Then we'll begin our journey into poker mathematics where you'll learn about fundamental poker mathematics, including probabilities and odds, pot equity, pot odds, implied odds,the Rule of 2 and 4, expected value (EV) and much more. We'll then embark on a journey of learning about important pre-flop and post-flop poker mathematical concepts, such as pre-flop all-in situations, set-mining, steal attempts, 3-bet bluffing, betting with the best hand, semi-bluffing all-in, bluffs and hero calls. Lastly, you'll learn how to perform basic and intermediate expected value calculations and utilize card combinations, better known as combinatorics.</p><br /><b>Effectively Understand & Utilize Essential Poker Math</b><br /><ul><br /><li>Develop a keen understanding of <b>Probability & Odds</b></li><br /><li>Learn to quickly calculate <b>Pot Odds & Implied Odds</b> at the poker table</li><br /><li>Effectively use <b>Pot Equity & The Rule of 2 & 4</b> to Determine the correct poker play</li><br /><li>Understand how to use <b>Expected Value (EV)</b> both on & off the table to analyze your plays</li><br /><li>Understand how to properly <strong>Set-Mine, Steal & 3-Bet Bluff </strong>with basic mathematics</li><br /><li>Learn the important math behind <b>Bluffs & Hero Calls</b> to give you a skill advantage over your opponent</li><br /><li>Learn to utilize <strong>EV Calculations</strong> to analyze your previous play off the table</li><br /><li>Learn to leverage <b>Card Combinations</b> to further enhance your card reading abilities & develop balanced ranges</li><br /></ul><br /><b>What You'll Get out of This Book</b><br /><p>Suitable for both beginning and experienced poker players alike you'll learn many essential fundamental poker mathematical concepts that'll help you drastically improve your poker game. After reading this book, you'll have mastered fundamental No Limit Holdem mathematics. You'll have gained a huge skill advantage over your opponents and will be able to effectively use math at the poker table to make profitable moves. Most importantly, you'll become a much better and profitable poker player!</p><br /><b>What are you waiting for?</b><br /><p>Purchase this book today to start advancing your poker game with simple poker math!</p>
Self-Actualized by Poker: The Path from Categorical Learning to F...
by Roman Gelperin

Language

English

Pages

114

Publication Date

August 21, 2019

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<h2>Learn the Single Most Powerful, Enlightened, Correct Method of Thinking:</h2><br />Your brain is a far, far more powerful computer than any that’s ever been built. And your conscious mental processes—<u><b>the methods by which you think,</b></u> acquire, and organize your knowledge—are that computer’s software.<br /><br />Your mind comes with default software—your instinctual method of thinking—which fails, however, to unlock even <u><b>a tenth of your full intelligence.</b></u><br /><br />If you’re like most people, your software has never been upgraded—and you’ve ended up feeling unhappy, ineffective, and full of uncertainty, because your method of thinking falls short on the tasks needed for living, working, and analyzing the world. You have the ability to upgrade your software, by consciously learning a new and enlightened method of thinking that unlocks your mind’s fullest potential. <u><b>This method is called free-thinking;</b></u> as opposed to the rigid, categorical thinking that is your default software.<br /><br />This same method has been discovered, independently, by some of <u><b>the world’s greatest minds</b></u>—by leading lights as diverse as Albert Einstein, Abraham Maslow, and Bruce Lee. This book will teach you what that method is, and how you can acquire it—and how the author himself came to discover it through pursuing mastery in the discipline of poker. As an added bonus, it also reveals how the legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee, came to discover it by the same path.<br /><br />By the end of this book, you’ll have learned one of <u><b>the greatest secrets to human happiness,</b></u> productivity, and self-actualization: the correct method of using your mind.
The Course: Serious Hold 'Em Strategy For Smart Players
by Ed Miller

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

April 29, 2015

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<p><i>The Course</i> is different from other poker books you may have read. It’s written for players who are smart and who know that to succeed, you have to be different. Because in poker, if you play and think like everyone else, you’ll also get results just like everyone else.</p><br /><br /><p>There’s a saying in the golf world that you don’t worry about the other players. You just play the course. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing in a big tournament against a hundred other players or against just one. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing against Tiger Woods or against Woody the Woodpecker. You can’t control what they do, so they can only be a distraction.</p><br /><br />All that matters is the course. And the only thing you can control is how you play it.<br /><br /><p>This is a powerful idea, and it applies just as well in poker. Poker is full of distractions, and most players get hung up worrying about all the wrong things. The things they can’t control. The things that ultimately don’t matter.</p><br /><br /><p><i>The Course: Serious Hold ‘Em Strategy For Smart Players</i>, cuts through all the noise. It’s a practical and effective, step-by-step guide to winning consistently at no-limit hold ’em. It teaches the game as a series of skills. The first skill is the most important, but also the most fundamental. Each subsequent skill builds upon the last. Master the first few skills, and you can win at the 1-2 or 1-3 level. Master the next few, and you can win at 2-5. And master the final skills, and you can hang at 5-10 among the best players at your local card room.</p><br /><br /><p><i>The Course</i> focuses on the most important concepts that determine who wins and moves up and who doesn’t. And it ignores the distractions. It doesn’t waste your time and attention with ideas that don’t apply to the games you play.</p><br /><br /><p>Unlike many other books, this book is ruthlessly practical. The ideas in <i>The Course</i> transfer directly from the page to the felt. The book starts out by showing you where and how money is available to win. Everything after teaches you how to go get it. Skill by skill, you will learn to win more money and win it faster.</p><br /><br /><p><i>The Course</i> meets you where you are. If you’re just beginning to get serious about hold ‘em, the book starts you with a sound foundational strategy. If you’re an experienced player looking to get over the next hump, the book lays bare the challenge and teaches you what you need to do. Unless you’re already the boss player at your local card room, <i>The Course</i> is the perfect companion to help take you to where you want to go.</p>
Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One
by Edward O. Thorp

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

April 20, 2016

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<b>The Book That Made Las Vegas Change the Rules<br />Over 1,000,000 Copies in Print</b><br /><br /> Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in this classic guide he shares the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for generations. This book provides: <br /><br /> o   an overview of the basic rules of the game<br /> o   proven winning strategies ranging from simple to advanced<br /> o   methods to overcome casino counter measures <br /> o   ways to spot cheating <br /> o   charts and tables that clearly illustrate key concepts<br /><br /> A fascinating read and an indispensable resource for winning big, <i>Beat the Dealer</i> is the bible for players of this game of chance.<br />  <br /><b>**Bring these strategies into the casino: Perforated cards included in the book**  </b>
The Grinder's Manual: A Complete Course in Online No Limit Holdem...
by Peter Clarke

Language

English

Pages

689

Publication Date

May 28, 2016

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The Grinder's Manual is a 540 page highly theoretical textbook in Online No Limit Holdem Cash Games. It contains 80 colourfully illustrated instructive figures and 152 carefully chosen example hands that are analysed in great detail. This Manual is designed to teach all levels from near beginner to seasoned player. The book is very progressive with a steep incline in complexity throughout its 14 chapters.<br /><br />Peter (Carroters) Clarke, who is a very well respected instructor on various poker training sites, has been teaching online poker for the last six years and has finally compiled his knowledge into one huge, but highly structured poker syllabus. The reader will learn the essential skills necessary to succeed in the modern game in 2016 and beyond. From pre-flop opening ranges to game theory based post-flop balanced strategies, The Grinder's Manual covers it all. <br /><br />The Grinder's Manual ensures that the student knows WHY they doing everything that is recommended within. Every recommendation is firmly backed up by poker math, theory, logic, or all of the above.<br /><br />Never before has such a complete and detailed poker text been so easily accessible to the aspiring player. If poker were a university subject, as perhaps it should be, then The Grinder's Manual is the essential reading for the course.
Exploitative Play in Live Poker: How to Manipulate your Opponents...
by Alexander Fitzgerald

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

November 18, 2018

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Many poker players can make good decisions at the table with a reasonable frequency. Nevertheless, there are numerous situations where even very experienced players behave in predictable ways. These deeply-ingrained habits lead them to make mistakes. The problem is that these situations won’t often arise at the table by chance – you have to make them happen. Exploitative Play in Live Poker is a ground-breaking work that teaches you how to create the circumstances where your opponents will be likely to blunder and how to exploit them when they do.<br /><br />To achieve this you will need to put to one side starting hand charts, balance and GTO (Game Theory Optimal) play. Instead you will incorporate new concepts that may well place you outside your comfort zone. However, your style will now be forcing the other players at the table outside of their comfort zone and, unlike you, they won’t know how to adapt.<br /><br />Learn how to:<br /><br />* Counter the auto-continuation-bettor<br />* Develop a powerful donk-betting strategy<br />* Use the overbet, the check-raise and the three-barrel effectively<br />* As well as being a highly successful player, Alex Fitzgerald runs a poker consultancy that serves more than 1,000 professional poker players in 60 countries. As part of this work, he has very likely trawled through more hand history databases than anyone else. This gives him a unique insight into how players really play, especially when placed under pressure and forced into unfamiliar situations.

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