Gordon's poker book gets right to the marrow of the game of hold'em. As a player, analyst, narrator, spokesman for the poker industry, he's helped make the game more understandable for millions ofHoward Schwartz, the "librarian for gamblers," is the marketing director for Gambler's Book Club in Las Vegas, a position he has held since 1979. Author of hundreds of articles on gambling, his weekly book reviews appear in numerous publications throughout the gaming industry. Howard's website is www.gamblersbook.com newcomers, especially those who watch tournament play on television. His book is both a tutorial and an informational gap-filler as it takes the novice through the basics with and understanding that there is need to rationalize and emphasize key points.
This kind of approach make both the beginner and somewhat experienced players better by making them prepare and focus for the situations they will eventually encounter at the tables.His short but drive-the-point-home sections on laydowns; what to do after a bad beat; handling "rushes" (streaks where everything seems to be going right); the importance of observing betting patterns; when to change gears; timing the bets, are all things successful players including the world class pros have learned to develop and continue to modify, depending on opponents and situations. Gordon knows the game as well as anyone. His ability to teach, suggest, offer examples is some of the best you'll ever read
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