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Play Optimal Poker: Practical Game Theory for Every Poker Player
by Andrew Brokos

Language

English

Pages

302

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 Applied to No-Limit
by David Sklansky

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

July 10, 2019

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The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky has long been recognized as the foundational book for all of poker no matter what the game, and at the time of this writing is still the best selling book in poker. But that book, while applicable to many aspects of no limit and pot limit poker was originally written mainly with limit games in mind. Now, the most popular form of poker is no-limit hold em.<br />As a result, David felt it was time to write a new book that would methodically address each of the chapters in the original Theory of Poker, summarize them, and then go into lengthy detail as to how the ideas and concepts in those chapters need to be altered, when necessary, to best deal with no-limit and pot-limit games. There are also a number of new Bonus Chapters and Bonus Thoughts with new material specifically targeted toward those big bet games. There s an emphasis on no-limit hold em, (especially small to mid stakes), but the ideas almost always apply to pot-limit Omaha, no-limit single draw deuce-to-seven lowball as well as most other one winner big bet games.<br /><br />As with the original book, The Theory of Poker Applied to No-Limit is not a handbook that tells you how to play specific cards in various situations. (Except for example hands that are sometimes used to make ideas as clear as possible.) Rather it tells you what to think about before making your own decision. It shows your how to combine your knowledge of your opponents, your knowledge of poker math (including, where appropriate, the math known as game theory or GTO ), and astute logic to derive the best play (and its occasional alternatives).<br /><br />There are a few difficult sections that probably need to be read a few times. Most of the book, however, will be easily accessible to intermediate players, especially with the help of the Key Points at the end of most chapters.<br /><br />We at Two Plus Two Publishing LLC are proud to bring you this book, and expect it ll be quickly recognized as one of the most significant poker books in many years.
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>
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.
The Game Plan: How Casual Players Become Threats in No Limit Hold...
by Matt Matros

Language

English

Pages

152

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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"Poker is the only game I know where you can read one book and then hold your own against the best players in the world. <i>The Game Plan</i> is that book." - Ed Miller, author of nine poker books including <i>The Course</i><br /><br />Drawing from the most important strategic ideas in poker and distilling them into a rubric anyone can follow, <i>The Game Plan</i> allows home game players and other amateurs to vastly improve their tournament poker in weeks or even days. In addition to listing the rules such players should abide, the book also features 14 World Series of Poker Main Event hands from Matt's playing history, and shows how <i>The Game Plan</i> would've dealt with them. This book offers its readers the quickest route to poker competence.<br /><br />Matt Matros has won three World Series of Poker championship bracelets. He is also the author of the strategy memoir The Making of a Poker Player, along with more than 100 columns for CardPlayer magazine. <br /><br />"Matt's advice is very strategic, allowing aspiring players to focus on building a foundation for their poker success. Matt uses lots of quizzes and examples to illustrate concepts, and he is also passionate about language. It shows in the fluid, no-nonsense prose style." -Jennifer Shahade, chess champion & author
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 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>
Power Hold'em Strategy
by Daniel Negreanu

Language

English

Pages

504

Publication Date

February 26, 2012

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Super Stars of Hold'em does for hold'em what Doyle Brunson's Super System 2 did for poker. Negreanu gathers together the greatest young players, theorists, and world champions of hold'em, to present insider professional secrets and winning strategies for the only poker game that counts nowadays-hold'em. Ten powerful chapters cover every aspect of the major hold'em games-limit, no-limit, and pot-limit for cash games and tournaments -- with in-depth coverage on all aspects of play. This weighty volume will be an instant classic-poker players cannot ignore the professional advice from the greatest stars of the game.
Mastering Mixed Games: Winning Strategies for Draw, Stud and Flop...
by Dylan Linde

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English

Pages

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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Love poker but looking for a change from endless No-Limit Hold’em?<br /><br />Take up mixed games!<br /><br />Mixed games are becoming more and more popular. The World Series of Poker features events such as Omaha 8-or-Better, Deuce to Seven Triple Draw, Razz, Stud High and Stud 8-or-Better – all of which are covered in detail in this book. There are also formats such as Dealer’s Choice, H.O.R.S.E., and 8-game, which require expertise in many of these games.<br /><br />Dylan Linde is a professional poker player and mixed games expert. In Mastering Mixed Games he gives a thorough introduction to each variant, explaining the rules and basic strategy before moving on to discuss advanced concepts. With this book you will specifically learn:<br /><br />* solid pre-flop ranges and hand strategies<br />* how to apply generic concepts to each individual game<br />* how to recognise and exploit your opponents’ tendencies<br /><br />The basic themes of poker apply to all games and learning a new variant is, essentially, just understanding how to value new ranges in a new game.<br /><br />Mastering Mixed Games will enable you to join the whole new generation of players who are exploring the weird and wonderful world of mixed game poker.

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