The best-selling account of a year spent in the tough world of the professional poker player. Poker is not gambling but is like chess, a paradigm of life at its most intense, a gladiatorial contest that brings out the best as well as the worst in people. Its heroes and eccentrics stalk the pages of this remarkable book, along with all the hair-raising, nail-biting excitement of the games themselves.
Valuable sections include Cash Games AND Tournament Play; Sit and Gos; Satellites and Supersatellites. Nicely illustrated with many lessons, examples and analysis, it’s a balanced, smooth-reading textbook, some of which is based on the author's experience. This balance of common sense, strategies, ploys and an honest appraisal of what was going through his mind when he made his moves adds strength to this powerful, positive pack of lessons. One unique approach is to 'improve at poker is not by finding answers. It is by finding questions,' says champion Chris Ferguson in the foreward. This companion book to Gordon's Little Green Book does just that.
As with the previous two volumes in this series, this book talks about what it takes to earn better than minimum wage at poker. It contains those essays the author wrote from 1996 through early 2001. Topics include: General Concepts, Technical Ideas, Strategic Ideas, In the Cardrooms, Hands to Talk About, The Ciaffone Quiz, and Two More Quizzes. In addition, advice is offered on which game to play, controlling steaming, marginal hands, selecting the best game, bluffing, unusual strategies, raising with suited connectors, keeping poker honest, reading hands, checking aces, and much more. 'Absolutely must reading for all serious players.' -- Chris Ferguson, Winner 2000 World Series of Poker.
Limited Edition sequel to Ulvis Alberts' original Poker Face. This large-format coffee table art book weighs nearly 10 pounds and includes more than 400 images from "The Early Years" (1977-82) and "The Explosive Years" (2002-2005) of the World Series of Poker. (A beautiful protective box to store your book is included.) There are only a total 2000 signed and numbered copies available. No additional copies of this edition will be produced. Read Full Review of 'Poker Face 2'
One of a number of books with the same title, this one is written by a body language and image consultant expert and consultant. Here she actually spells out how to single, double and triple bluff to disguise your poker hand. The first part of the book concentrates on you as the player, where she helps you see who you are and sets the parameters for the actor you will become in order to pull the wool over the eyes of your opponents. The second part of the work focuses on both you and your opponent and tackles subjects such as How to Stare, Classic Poker Moves, Trash Talk, and also disucusses psychological factors that cause people to act and react in certain patterns. Read Full Review of 'Poker Face--Mastering Body Language to Bluff, Read Tells and Win'
Noted poker player/writer Vorhaus covers a little bit and a lot of everything here from the absolute basics to advanced points of strategies. The information is for those who want to excel at the most popular poker game in the world--the home game, where the pots aren't cut and the winning gets personal
Whether you are a newcomer to online poker or already play regularly, this book will provide you with the information you need to survive in the Internet poker jungle. Topics covered include choosing an online cardroom, comparison of online and live play, collusion and cheating, improving your play online, newsgroups and more. The author is an online poker addict who has spent the last year researching this book while playing online poker. He is also an international chess master and author of several popular chess books. Read Full Review of 'Poker on the Internet'
Steve Forte explains how cheaters operate today and how the grifters operated a century ago. The chapter discussing tournament play, the chance of collusion; how final table deals may occur and the often heard term "chip dumping" along with deliberate slow play should alert novice players, inexperienced supervisors or tournament organizers what might devastate their casino or reputation. Additional coverage includes Random Number Generators, the "core of every online poker hand," with an explanation of how serious security issues surfaced in 1999 and a valuable checklist of items to consider before sitting down in someone's home, in a private game or at a fraternal organization. Read Full Review of 'Poker Protection -- Cheating. . . and the World of Poker'
In this book, experienced poker player, tournament champion, attorney, and businessman David Apostolico takes core poker philosophies and applies them to various business situations. Readers learn how to develop a poker mindset to help them in all aspects of their business lives.
This fascinating collection of colorful poker words, phrases, and poker-speak features more than 2,000 definitions. Learn what it means to go all in on a rainbow flop with pocket rockets and get it cracked by cowboys, put a bad beat on a calling station, and go over the top of a producer fishing with a gutshot to win a big dime. You'll soon have those railbirds wondering what you are talking about Read Full Review of 'Poker Talk'
Following up on the success of his original book of the same name, the former blackjack expert has produced a controversial title which debunks the commonly held beliefs about how to win at poker tournaments . He explains the power of chip utility, covers utility ranks, tournament structures, small and long-ball strategies, patience factors, the impact of structures, crushing the Harringbots and other player types, tournament phases, and more. Includes big sections on Tools, Strategies, and Tournament Phases. Read Full Review of 'Poker Tournament Formula II: Advanced Strategies'
Poker Winners Are Different is the full realization of what Schoonmaker was trying to accomplish in his previous two books, Your Worst Poker Enemy and Your Best Poker Friend and represents his best work on poker psychology to date. Read Full Review of 'Poker Winners are Different'
There are 12 chapters to this effort, beginning with a brief history of the game; the basics of Texas Hold 'em including what to look for in starting hands and why; percentages and probabilities and then into the home game. Here you'll get some tips on how to set up a game including who to invite; why chips are better than money; how much to play for; the one-hour rule. Sprinkled throughout the book are excerpts from well-accepted books and classics, lending an interesting balance, with saying, advice, suggestions and a sort of flowing question-answer format, making for a well-balanced, easy-reading pattern Read Full Review of 'Poker: The Real Deal'
The two book canon of great poker literature that had previously included The Biggest Game in Town and Big Deal must now be expanded to include Positively Fifth Street. James McManus is articulate and engaging in his narration of the events that he experienced during the 2000 World Series of Poker. As poker literature goes, this is first rate. Read Full Review of 'Positively Fifth Street'
The first instructional work devoted exclusively to pot-limit and no-limit betting. The games covered include hold'em and Omaha; lowball draw; seven-card stud; and London lowball. Poker theory applicable to high -low split betting and tournament strategy are also thoroughly studied. Includes quizzes to grade the reader's progress, and a number of odds tables. The book is geared to readers who are already experienced poker players and who would like to learn more about the fascinating subject of big-bet poker, where the only limits on how much you can bet may be the number of chips in front of you and the size of your heart.
A journeyman poker player presents odds and probabilities for hold'em and Omaha for the average guy. Using red and blue text, his charts are easy to follow, as are his explanations of how to start at the beginning and figure all the numbers you need to gain an edge. He explains that the math will help you epand your use of common knowledge beyond what others are capable of. Information, he says, is equity and if the information is good the equity will likely increase Read Full Review of 'Practical Poker Math'
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