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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>
Bluff
by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<p>"An irresistible social noir." —<em>New York Time</em>s bestselling author Linda Fairstein</p><p><strong>There has never been a better time for revenge.</strong></p><p>One-time socialite Maud Warner polishes up the rags of her once glittering existence and bluffs her way into a signature New York restaurant on a sunny October day. When she walks out again, a man will have been shot.</p><p>Maud has grown accustomed to being underestimated and invisible, and she uses her ability to fly under the radar as she pursues celebrity accountant Burt Sklar, the man she believes stole her mother's fortune and left her family in ruins. Her fervent passion for poker has taught Maud that she can turn weakness into strength to take advantage of people who think they are taking advantage of her, and now she has dealt the first card in her high-stakes plan for revenge.</p><p>One unexpected twist after another follows as Maud plays the most important poker hand of her life. The stakes? To take down her enemies and get justice for their victims. Her success depends on her continuing ability to bluff—and on who will fold.</p><p>Can she win?</p>
The Theory of Poker: A Professional Poker Player Teaches You How...
by David Sklansky

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

November 30, 1998

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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.
Poker Satellite Strategy: How to qualify for the main events of h...
by , Barry Carter

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 02, 2019

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<p>The best way for small stakes poker players to earn life-changing amounts of money is to win a satellite into a bigger tournament. Yet there is surprisingly little poker theory written about how to win satellite tournaments, until now. In Poker Satellite Strategy professional poker player Dara O’Kearney gives you a framework for how to approach every stage of a satellite tournament, from the early levels right up to the bubble. This book takes the stress and uncertainty out of satellites. <br /><br />You will learn:</p><ul><li>Adjustments you need to make from regular poker tournament strategy</li><li>What hands to shove, call and fold on the bubble</li><li>When to tighten up and when to keep accumulating chips</li><li>Easy poker math to do at the tables</li><li>The correct poker GTO ranges (and how to adjust to to different player types and situations)</li><li>When it’s correct to fold Pocket Aces preflop</li></ul><p>Dara O’Kearney is a professional poker player from Ireland with a long standing reputation as the best satellite specialist in the game. He has won over $1 million in satellite tournaments alone and twice won the PokerStars UKIPT satellite leaderboard. He is sponsored by Unibet Poker and is the co-host of The Chip Race Podcast.<br /><br /><em>“In the first 30 minutes of reading, I guarantee you will pick up something that will increase your future expectation to cover the cost of the book tenfold” – Marty “TheLipoFund” Mathis, partypoker PPL Satellite Leaderboard winner</em><br /><br /><em>“A highly recommended book for anyone looking to play satellites well or related formats like Double or Nothing where multiple finishers receive identical top prizes” ~ Collin Moshman – author of Sit N’ Go Strategy</em><br /><br /><em>“Dara has been ahead of the curve on satellites for years and his results show it. This book will change the way you think about, and play, satellites forever.”~Daiva Byrne - professional poker player and advocate for women in poker</em></p><p><em></em><br /></p><p>This book uses the most up-to-date <strong>poker ICM</strong> calculators, however it has been written in a way to make the <strong>poker math</strong> you need to do at the tables very simple. Every chapter starts from a <strong>poker GTO</strong> framework but then explains how you should deviate when the players or table dynamics change. </p><p>It covers every aspect of satellite play, from the important bubble stage, but even explaining the <strong>poker game theory</strong> behind late registering, post flop play, <strong>poker mindset</strong> issues unique to satellites and how to adjust in <strong>live poker tournaments</strong>. It has everything a texas hold'em player needs to qualify for big poker tournaments like the World Poker Tour, EPT or World Series of Poker. </p><br />
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>
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.
The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies For Improving Tilt Co...
by , Barry Carter

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

October 02, 2011

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The mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. It’s one of the only games in the world where you can play perfectly and lose—again and again. Hundreds of poker players have turned to mental game coach Jared Tendler’s revolutionary approach to help them play their best, no matter how badly they’re running. In this book you’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions and proven techniques to permanently fix problems such as tilt, handling variance, emotional control, confidence, fear, and motivation. With the games getting tougher, now is the time to take these problems head on.
The Course: Serious Hold 'Em Strategy For Smart Players
by Ed Miller

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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>
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.
No-Limit Hold 'em For Advanced Players: Emphasis on Tough Games
by Matthew Janda

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English

Pages

291

Publication Date

May 31, 2017

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In 2003 poker was put on television and no-limit hold em quickly became the most popular form of poker played in casinos, public cardrooms, and on the Internet. At first, because of the newness of the game to most participants, they could be easily be beaten by players with only a moderate knowledge of sophisticated strategy. But today, this is no longer the case.<br /><br />Even though no-limit hold em is not, from a Game Theory perspective, a solved game, many ideas and concepts which come from this branch of mathematics now play an important role in a strong, winning no-limit hold em strategy. But it s also important for the expert player to know when to leave what is known about optimal play and switch to exploitative strategies to maximize his profit. And this brings us to No-Limit Hold em for Advanced Players, Emphasis on Tough Games by Matthew Janda.<br /><br />In this text, Janda spends much time discussing sophisticated strategies that should be employed against tough opposition, some of which has never been published before. He then supports his ideas with the modern advanced software programs of PokerSnowie and PioSOLVER. Topics covered include, but not limited to, Linear, Condensed, and Polarized Ranges, Raising First In As the Button, Understanding High Variance Plays, Turn Play and Overbets, Understanding Counter Strategies, Opening Frequencies Based on Stack Depth, Playing Short in Button vs Big Blind Situations, and Denying Your Opponents Equity While Realizing Ours.

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