One problem: the U.S. Department of Justice was gunning for them. . . .
Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, acclaimed author Ben Mezrich's Straight Flush tells the captivating rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of the largest online companies in the world, on par with some of the behemoths of the Internet. At its height, Absolute Poker was an online empire earning more than a million dollars a day, following savvy business strategy and even better luck. Its founders set up their operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica, embracing an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money.
Meanwhile, the gray area of U.S. and international law in which the company operated was becoming a lot more risky, and soon the U.S. Department of Justice had placed a bull's-eye on Absolute Poker. Should they fold—or double down and ride their hot hand? Impossible to put down, Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.
If it’s only your hand and how you should play it then you need to think again!
There is much, much more to being a good live cash player than simply playing your hand “correctly”. You need to develop a whole host of other skills. Jonathan Little, a top-ranking professional poker player, will teach you these skills. Jonathan has justifiably gained a reputation as one of the best instructors the game has ever seen. He has an almost unique ability to explain difficult poker concepts in simple terms.
Jonathan thoroughly examines the difficult topic of how to modify your play on all post-flop streets based on:The pre-flop action: limped, raised and re-raised pots have different dynamicsBeing in position or out of positionWhether you are the aggressorWhether you have a strong made hand, a drawing hand or a bluff
Jonathan analyzes the numerous different player types and explains how to adjust your game to play well against each of them.
In Live No-Limit Cash Games Jonathan also discusses key “non-poker” concepts including::Bankroll managementGame selectionSpotting and concealing tellsEmotional control
Built on 50 concepts and strategies covered in his first book, Hold'em
Wisdom for All Players, Daniel Negreanu offers 50 new and powerful tips
to help you win money at hold'em cash and tournament games! If you love
playing poker, you owe it to yourself to explore new ideas, learn more
way to polish your skills, and get the most enjoyment you can from the
game. See you at the felt!
* Leads the industry with more than $11 million in online cashes
* Excels on the tournament circuit with over $4 million in live cashes
* Placed in the top three in online tournaments 651 times to date
Many strong poker players have written books explaining their thought processes. However, players at the low- to mid-stakes who want to advance to the highest levels find the leap a daunting one. Chris, through years of hard work, has achieved this advance and now wants to help you do the same.
Moorman’s Book of Poker has a unique approach. Chris analyzes 80 tournament hand histories played by co-author Byron Jacobs – a typical mid-stakes player. The adoption of a coaching format allows Chris to explain in clear detail exactly what is needed to progress to the next level of expertise.
Mastering Pot-Limit Omaha is different. It is a unique and remarkable book, outlining a whole new approach to the game:teaches you an aggressive styleprovides you with clear guidelines on how to develop your game-plan and adjust to your opponentsteaches you how to analyse board textures – the key to success in PLO
Herbert Okolowitz (Huck3be1n) and Wladimir Taschner (Insyder19) are professional poker players, PLO experts and sought-after coaches on Pokerstrategy.com. They will explain in detail:pre-flop hand selection and pre-flop hand dynamics – including analysis of wide 3- and 4-bet ranges and the theory behind optimal bet-sizing.how to use equity shifts on turn and river to your advantage and how to bluff correctly.how to understand the game better and develop a holistic view of the play: connecting pre-flop decisions to action on later streets.
Plus much more…
A clear game-plan and the right mind-set will improve your win-rate tremendously and give you the edge against your opponents.
Mastering Pot-Limit Omaha will give you that edge!
If you've never tried Pot-Limit Omaha, you're missing out on the most exciting, most lucrative cash game around. Omaha has long been the most popular form of poker in Europe, and now it's spreading like wildfire throughout North America. The reason is simple: Omaha offers more action and bigger pots than Texas Hold'em. Isn't it time you got in on it?
Whether you're a cash-game professional or poker hobbyist--and whether you play live or online--this book will arm you with a winning big-play strategy that's easy to master even if you've never played Omaha before. You'll discover the subtle distinctions that set Omaha above other games.
Key topics include:
• The Big Play Objectives
• The Power of the Big Draw
• Straight Draws and Starting Hand Construction
• Playing the Position Game
• Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Complete with practice situations and hand quizzes, this is the most comprehensive Omaha book available--and the only one you'll ever need.
Jeff Hwang is a semi-professional poker player and an investment analyst who regularly writes about the gaming industry for the Motley Fool, a well known website about stocks and investing. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S./B.A. in both finance and management, Jeff has been an advantage player since 1999, when he took an interest in blackjack. After he graduated college, Jeff picked up poker, and he has been playing semi-professionally ever since. His regular lineup includes Pot-Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, with the occasional No-Limit Hold'em game. The material in this book is the result of playing various Omaha games nearly exclusively for over eighteen months, both live and online. Jeff lives in St. Louis eight months of the year and spends time in Fort Lauderdale, Washington, D.C., and on the road the rest.
In his Little Gold Book, Phil Gordon reexamines the game from the ground up. The key to competing with today’s top players is finding the post-flop edge, but to really understand this new playing style, you need to get comfortable with the underlying math. Don’t be intimidated. Gordon makes this challenging material as approachable and simple as possible. Beginning with the foundations of Poker 2.0, he unpacks the modern poker player’s tool kit, rigorously examines the new lines of play in No Limit Hold’em, dissects the fast and furious strategies of Pot Limit Omaha, and explores the winning poker mind-set that will take your game to an entirely different level.
The golden age of poker is upon us. Phil Gordon’s Little Gold Book will shorten your learning curve, and if you’re willing to put in the time and the work, big bankrolls await.
As well as outlining a technically accurate style of play, Jonathan also discusses a number of other topics that are crucial to success at poker. These include:How to spot tells (and avoid giving them)Correct etiquettePractical tips for tournament play
Managing life as a professional poker player throws up a number of issues in itself and Jonathan calls upon his many years as a pro to address these. They include:Developing your poker skillsMental & physical approaches required for successful play.
As well as being one of the world's best players, Jonathan has been a highly respected coach for many years. In the final section of the book he draws on his experience here to answer the most common FAQ's asked by students and also offers an in-depth analysis of 30 hands from tournament play which outline many of the concepts discussed in the book.
In his professional career he has won the WPT twice. In 2010 he cashed 5 times in the WSOP, including a third place finish.
This book is the only poker book available that caters specifically to online sit-n-go (SNG) single-table low-limit Texas Hold’em tournaments. More importantly, it is the only poker book that guides the reader on a progressive path upward through the various limits, with only the information necessary to win with any bankroll or skill level to beat that specific low limit. Presented in a series of steps, the book provides guidelines that help tell the reader when to move up to a higher limit.
SNG’s have very predictable durations (40-60 minutes) so the reader could effectively set aside blocks of time to play. Unlike other games, the book contends that SNG’s have very predictable win/loss rates, can be defeated systematically, and offer an innate system of progression. That is, the various buy-in amounts can be viewed as a climbable ladder that helps gauge success.
As with any gambling, winning is not a sure thing. But this book gives you the tools you need to win.
should: Caro is the world's foremost authority on poker theory and
psychology, and his work has influenced every professional player
including Doyle Brunson, who relies on Caro for all his writing. Caro's
powerful advice covers every aspect of poker with a special emphasis on
winning money at hold'em. Packed with psychology, advice on reading
opponents, advanced moves, professional techniques, and much more, this
includes pecial sections on internet poker and tournaments.
provide winning strategies for the small buy-in ($100 or less) no-limit
hold'em tournaments that have exploded in poker rooms all over the
country-and on the Internet. The strategies for small buy-in no-limit
hold'em tournaments are similar to the big-money games, but the
important factors-hand value, position, aggression and others, and speed
of play-cause a radical change of strategy. Snyder recounts his own
experience with these methods at a win rate of almost 300% and gives
readers specific strategies for winning the big money available in
prizes at the hundreds of small buy-in no-limit hold'em tournaments
taking place weekly around the country and on the Internet.
If you want to win big at the tables, then you must buy this book.
In Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1 you will learn the fundamentals of play and how to handle varying stack sizes. You will learn:Why tournaments are the most profitable form of pokerWhen to play small ball and when to play long ballHow to understand effective stack sizeHow to tailor your play to winning, not just cashing
...plus much more!
Every serious poker player wants to be successful and many of them have the right technical skills. However, the truth is that there are key mental factors that separate the big winners from everyone else.
Patricia Cardner is a psychology professor, licensed professional counselor and dedicated poker player. She interviewed a select group of professional poker players who share two key characteristics: ALL of them have been successful over many years and ALL of them have lifetime winnings of more than $1,000,000.
Patricia analyzed the results to determine exactly what psychological skills, techniques, and strategies they use. This book is the result of her studies.
Positive Poker outlines the mental skills that you need to develop if you want raise your game. Positive Poker will help you to:Optimize your brain for efficient learningIncrease motivation and stay positiveUse psychological skills to increase your win rateIncrease self-control and reduce tilt
Patricia is aided in her investigations by the highly successful poker pro Jonathan Little, author of the critically acclaimed series, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker.
In this fascinating look at the card sharper?s art?from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech methods of today?deception expert Allan Kronzek reveals 52 of the most diabolical scams ever invented. Topics include codes and signaling systems, hidden cameras and miniature ear pieces, false shuffles, cuts and deals, peeking and flashing, deck and card switches, culling, instant stacks, marked cards, ?location play,? the ?cooler,? and dozens of other devious devices.
Each chapter zeroes in on a single cheating concept and provides expert advice on how to spot and foil the scam (when possible!). You?ll learn the secrets of shade, flash, and juice?the subtlest marking systems; why cutting the cards doesn?t guarantee an honest deal, how a crooked dealer can stack the flop in hold ?em, why casino card rooms are not 100% safe, and how cheating crews crush the opposition without marked cards or sleight of hand.
Thoroughly illustrated and researched, and enlivened with historical sidebars, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker is essential reading for anyone who plays cards for money? or anyone interested in the ingenious ways cheats steal your money while appearing to do nothing at all.
Pros don't play with a game plan, they understand the game better than amateurs. Reading this book is like playing 500,000 hands of Texas Hold'em because it explains it all. Well worth the investment at ten times the price.
Read and profit from it.
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Now You Can.
One of professional poker's most intriguing and fascinating players, Gus Hansen has often been called "The Madman" for his crazy, fearless, aggressive style. But you can't dispute the fact that this poker superstar knows how to win--and win big. The holder of the inaugural Poker Superstars Invitational title as well as the only player to win three World Poker Tour tournaments, Gus won his fifth major international title when he became the 2007 Aussie Millions Champion, outlasting 747 players and nabbing $1.2 million. Now, for the first time ever, Gus analyzes the hands that he played during the tournament and reveals his secrets for winning in Every Hand Revealed.
• An extensive, easy-to-follow analysis of the more than 300 hands he played during the Aussie Millions. . .
• The radical, yet coolly logical, methods behind Gus's "madness" that have helped him to win consistently. . .
• Each and every bluff, precise calculation, educated guess, and read of his opponents . . .
• How to call large bets with seemingly unplayable hands. . .
• When to raise out of position with garbage holdings. . .
• How the prize structure should influence your play. . .
• And much more!
Offering unlimited access to one of the most successful, popular poker players out there, Every Hand Revealed will help you understand some of poker's most coveted secrets--and simply shows you the right way to play the game whether you're a beginner or a poker pro. Now with Gus Hansen by your side, you too can turbo-charge your game and watch it take off!
Superstar poker pro Gus Hansen has shaken up the poker world with his loose, aggressive style. Called "The Great Dane" as well as "The Madman," the five-time international title-holder transforms his hands with cool logic . . .and flattens his opponents. Voted one of the world's sexiest men by People Magazine, Gus is an avid athlete, backgammon player, and poker commentator for both Danish and American T.V.
Arguably the most successful poker crew of all time, they took advantage of the online poker boom to win tens of millions of dollars before most of them were old enough to set foot inside a casino. Then they did what any red-blooded teenagers with mountains of cash and no responsibilities would do: They partied like rock stars, transforming themselves from Internet nerds with zero life skills into legends, at least in their own minds.
In Ship It Holla Ballas!, Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback trace the rise and fall of Internet poker through the eyes of its most unlikely stars: A group of teenage college dropouts, united by social media, who bluffed their way to the top of the game.
intermediate Omaha players how to win from the first time they play.
You'll learn the rules, betting and blind structure, why you should play
Omaha, the advantages of Omaha over Texas Hold'em, glossary, reading
the board, basic strategies, Omaha high, Omaha hi-low split 8/better,
how to play draws and made hands, evaluation of starting hands, counting
outs, computing pot odds, the unique characteristics of split-pot
games, the best and worst Omaha hands, how to play before the flop, how
to play on the flop, how to play on the turn and river, and much more.
James McManus was sent to Las Vegas by Harper's to cover the World Series of Poker in 2000, especially the mushrooming progress of women in the $23 million event, and the murder of Ted Binion, the tournament's prodigal host, purportedly done in by a stripper and her boyfriend with a technique so outré it took a Manhattan pathologist to identify it. Whether a jury would convict the attractive young couple was another story altogether.
McManus risks his entire Harper's advance in a long-shot attempt to play in the tournament himself. Only with actual table experience, he tells his skeptical wife, can he capture the hair-raising brand of poker that determines the world champion. The heart of the book is his deliciously suspenseful account of the tournament itself-the players, the hand-to-hand combat, and his own unlikely progress in it.
Written in the tradition of The Gambler and The Biggest Game in Town, Positively Fifth Street is a high-stakes adventure, a penetrating study of America's card game, and a terrifying but often hilarious account of one man's effort to understand what Edward O. Wilson has called "Pleistocene exigencies"-the eros and logistics of our primary competitive instincts.
Barry Tanenbaum has played winning middle limit hold’em for over twenty years, and has been a full time professional for six. One of America’s top poker coaches, he fully understands these techniques and, in this book, he explains them.
Barry breaks advanced techniques into fundamental factors with clear instructions on how you can implement them to make much better decisions.
Advanced Limit Hold’em Strategy includes:An examination of the techniques used by top players to create confusion and score extra profit.An analysis of ‘card-independent’ strategies explains how to analyze all of the situational factors before you even consider your cards.A comprehensive coverage of blind play.
In complex situations, many authors will simply tell you, it depends. As a professional player and coach, Barry tells you what it depends on, and what to do about it. This is not a book for beginners, but if you already play and want to understand advanced plays that win more money, this book will tell you how.
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.
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.
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.
Molly’s Game 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.
Here are the rules of the game from the master, including invaluable advice on how to play the hand you are dealt—what to bet, when to raise, when to bluff, when to fold—as well as surefire techniques for developing and trusting in your own ability to "read" your opponents and interpret their moves.
Whether you're sitting in at a comfortable Limit Hold'em game or going for the gold at a high-stakes No-Limit table, this book will have you winning in no time, the Phil Hellmuth way!
Professional poker players themselves, authors Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback combine interviews, firsthand accounts, and extensive archival research into a comprehensive and highly entertaining look at this incredibly unique experience, recounting its history through the breathtaking and sometimes brutal hands played at the Horseshoe's tables. They introduce colorful and seemingly fearless characters who, over the tournament's thirty-five-year history, have been lured by huge paydays—and the chance to play against the best in the world, including the legends:
· Veteran road gamblers like Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim, whose success at the tables helped push poker into the national spotlight
· The troubled poker savant Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, who would eclipse his unlikely debut at the World Series with an even more improbable comeback
· And many others like "Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth, who proved that you didn't need to be old or from Texas to master the game, and Chris Moneymaker, the man with the impossible name who parlayed $40 into $2.5 million
All In is a no-limit look at the phenomenal transformation of poker from a vice hidden in shady back rooms into the hottest game on the planet. Where some of the World Series's simple charms have been lost, they have been replaced by a complicated human drama, huge in scope, where luck and skill forge an exciting and unpredictable intersection. Simply put, there is nothing else like it in the world.
"If my old pal Benny Binion were still with us, he'd wet his britches seeing that his little publicity stunt in 1970 between a few Texans became a tournament with over $25 million in prize money. If you've ever played a hand of Texas Hold'em, you won't want to miss this book."
—Amarillo Slim Preston, 1972 World Series of Poker champion and author of Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People
"Reading this book is like having Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, and every single one of the World Series of Poker champions over to the house for dinner, a beer, tall tales, and a fine game of No Limit Texas Hold'em."
— Phil Gordon, coauthor of Poker: The Real Deal and cohost of Celebrity Poker Showdown
But now, Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer specializing in nonverbal communication and behavior analysis—or, to put it simply, a man who can tell when someone's lying—offers foolproof techniques, illustrated with amazing examples from poker pro Phil Hellmuth, that will help you decode and interpret your opponents' body language and other silent tip-offs while concealing your own. You'll become a human lie detector, ready to call every bluff—and the most feared player in the room.
reader with real strategies, real options, and easy and fun way to join
the millions of online players around the globe. Readers learn the five
steps to getting started, how to move money in and out of accounts
safely, 21 advantages of playing online, how to play for free or for
profit, how to simultaneously play multiple screens and games, and much
more including how to make a living online! Internet poker has a vastly
different strategy that is only glossed over in other books and key
topics like playing for real money and side issues are completely
ignored. Other topics include Internet-specific strategies, how to sign
up and play, different games and levels available, and how to recognize
and protect against collusion.
Poker has never been hotter, with the World Series of Poker and celebrity tournaments flooding television screens and online poker rooms drawing millions of visitors every month. While the basic rules of poker are fairly simple, learning how to win can be a challenging—and potentially expensive—experience for novice players.
Updated with the latest information, this essential guide from renowned casino insider Victor H. Royer reveals what it takes to more consistently profit from real-life situations. Here you'll find practical, easy-to-apply lessons to help achieve better, more consistent results when playing at the casino, in a local tournament, online, or just in a casual Friday night game with friends:
An easy-to-use odds chart for starting hands
Rules and techniques for Texas Hold'Em, stud poker, Omaha Hi-Lo, and others
The lowdown on low- and middle-limit cash games
How to play in tournaments both small and large
The ins and outs of playing online
The newest poker games, including Badugi, Badacey, mixed games like H.O.R.S.E., and more!
A smart player is a strong player—let Powerful Profits from Poker put you on the winning path.
poker tournaments has led to an intense focus on the theory of
tournament poker. The result was a re-examination of old ideas and the
introduction of many new ones. The fundamentals of no-limit hold em did
not change, but the game was revealed to have more depth than many older
players could have anticipated. As a result, no-limit hold em
tournament play has evolved into a newer, tougher, faster game, and good
players have had to evolve to keep up.
In Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker,
Dan Harrington takes a fresh look at the world of no-limit hold em
tournaments. He explains how the game is currently played, and what you
ll have to do to be a successful tournament player in 2013 and beyond.
The topics examined include how to play different hand types preflop,
when to 3-bet and 4-bet, how to analyze the flop, turn, and river, and
how to size your bets. Dan also explains how to adjust your strategy as
your stack size grows and shrinks, and how to handle the new breed of
super-aggressive players that you ll meet at the table (and, if you
want, how to play that way yourself).
Dan Harrington won the Gold
Bracelet and the World Champion Title at the Main Event of the 1995
World Series of Poker. And he was the only player in recent history to
make the final table in back-to-back years 2003 and 2004 considered by
cognoscenti to be the greatest accomplishment in WSOP history.
Maybe you’ve never played poker before and you don’t even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don’t know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you’re a poker expert, you still can benefit – some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger.
Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold'em Setting up a game at home Playing in a casino: Do's and don'ts Improving your play with Internet and video poker Deciphering poker sayings and slang Ten ways to read your opponent's body language Playing in poker tournaments Money management and recordkeeping Knowing when and how to bluff
Poker looks like such a simple game. Anyone, it seems, can play it well – but that's far from the truth. Learning the rules can be quick work, but becoming a winning player takes considerably longer. Still, anyone willing to make the effort can become a good player. You can succeed in poker the way you succeed in life: by facing it squarely, getting up earlier than the next person, and working harder and smarter than the competition.
Foreword by Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion.
Every serious poker player knows there's a big difference between playing well and winning: Winners successfully master specific attitudes and habits.
What Do I Need To Win?
It's right in your hands. Poker guru Dr. Alan N. Schoonmaker explains the key skills that enable winners to bring in the money. With his expert guidance you can master them, too. You'll learn to:
• Manage risk and information
• Develop better discipline
• Improve your decision-making processes
• Focus on the right issues
• Choose the information you give others
• Control your reactions to feelings
• Act decisively
By mastering the behaviors and skills that Schoonmaker teaches, you'll be able to play more confidently--and win more often.
Alan N. Schoonmaker, Ph.D, is the author of Your Worst Poker Enemy, Your Best Poker Friend, and the top-selling The Psychology of Poker; he is also a columnist for Card Player magazine. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from UC Berkeley, and has conducted research and taught at UCLA, Carnegie-Mellon, and Belguim's Catholic University of Louvain. He lives in Las Vegas.
Neil Timothy shows you how to go and get it. The author, a professional
player, shows you how to reach the last six places of lower limit
sit-and-go tournaments four out of five times and then how to get in the
money 25-35 percent of the time using his powerful, proven strategies.
This book can turn a losing sit-and-go player into a winner, and a
winner into a bigger winner. Also effective for the early and middle
stages of one-table satellites.
His first two books, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Volumes 1 and 2, outlined how the modern professional plays the game and changed the face of the poker landscape. Now Jonathan has produced a third volume, allowing players to test their understanding of the nuances of tournament play.
The question and answer format allows the reader to examine each individual hand, consider the relevant factors and formulate their thinking about the best line to take. In this way the reader can compare his or her thought processes with those of a top flight professional who has amassed more than $5 million in career earnings.
Jonathan will teach you how to:Hone in on the relevant factors in any given situationFind the most accurate bet-sizings to maximise your expectationLearn how to profit on the bubble and at the final table
Jonathan Little is undoubtedly one of the world’s best poker players and also a highly respected coach. In 2010 he cashed 5 times in the WSOP, including a 3rd place finish.
be in every player's library. If you're serious about winning, you'll
realize that most of the profit comes from being able to read your
opponents. Caro reveals the the secrets of interpreting tells-physical
reactions that reveal information about a player's cards-such as shrugs,
sighs, shaky hands, eye contact, and many more. Learn when opponents
are bluffing, when they aren't and why-based solely on their mannerisms.
Over 170 photos of players in action and play-by-play examples show the
actual tells. These powerful ideas will give you the decisive edge.
You will learn:How to optimize your strategies for 6-handed, 3-handed, and even heads-up play.How to play every street at an expert level.How to select your site, limit and seat for maximum profit.How to master the mental game and cope with the swings of short-handed play.How to exploit bonuses and get the most rakeback for your time.How to use poker software and statistics to maximize your profits.
By carefully studying the 245 quiz questions and examples in this book you will improve your game and be able to dominate and control your table.
Terry and Lawrence have won hundreds of thousands of dollars playing on-line – exclusively in short-handed cash games. They have also consulted for an online gambling and poker website. Now they pass on their knowledge to you.
Barry, author of Advanced Limit Hold’em Strategy and regular Card Player columnist, has been a full time professional for many years and is widely acknowledged as a top poker coach and teacher.
This book starts with the fundamentals of hand valuation and continues up through advanced concepts. Topics include preflop hand strength, short stack play, wrap hands, blind stealing, marking aces, playing on the flop, which flops are good for bluffing, position and check-raising, pot size manipulation, blockers, and much more including numerous sample hands.
This book is a discussion of winning play, and more importantly, winning thinking on all streets. It should be of value to almost all pot-limit Omaha players from the beginner to the more advanced, and every effort has been made to give you the best information possible, with nothing held back.
Two Plus Two Publishingand William Jockusch are proud to bring you Pot-Limit Omaha
When novices won the World Series of Poker in 2003 and 2004, the word was out: you didn't have to be a pro to take the big prizes from even the toughest poker tournaments. Casinos across the world pulled out slots and put in tables, and thousands of new tournaments have sprang up almost overnight on the Internet.
Victor H. Royer, world-renowned gambling columnist and author, can get your tournament game where it needs to be—whether you're an average player in a card room or a novice in front of your computer. Royer shows how the smart players learn to adapt their strategies to beat those who are still using older methods. Updated with the latest information, this book will teach you how to:
Bring your game up to tournament levels
Avoid common pitfalls of poker tournaments
Compete at poker tournament speeds
Find the best online tournaments and satellites
Play all forms of tournament poker, including H.O.R.S.E., Badugi, and Big O
If you're ready to step up to the tournament level, Powerful Profits from Tournament Poker is ready to take you there?and to show you how to win!
Do you play hands you should fold? Do you sometimes go too far with hands, hoping to get lucky while knowing that the pot odds don't justify calling? Ever kept playing even when you knew you were off your game because you were losing and wanted to get even? Have you let anger or destructive urges affect the way you play even though you know better?
Don't despair! Now, in Your Worst Poker Enemy, psychologist Dr. Alan Schoonmaker shows you how to reap the full benefits of the poker knowledge you already have by helping you to identify and stop psychologically based mistakes. This must-have book also features detailed sections that examine crucial points far beyond the scope of most other poker strategy guides, including:
• Using Intuition vs. Logic
• Evaluating Yourself and the Opposition
• Understanding Unconscious and Emotional Factors
• Adjusting to Changes
• Handling stress
Dr. Schoonmaker will help you to recognize and defeat the often crippling psychological factors that distort your perceptions about yourself, other players, and the game itself and send you on your way to becoming the best poker player you can be!
Alan N. Schoonmaker, Ph.D, is the author of the top-selling The Psychology of Poker and is a columnist for Card Player magazine. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and has conducted research and taught at UCLA, Carnegie-Mellon, and Belgium's Catholic University of Louvain. He lives in Las Vegas.
In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he’d never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator took the Greyhound to Atlantic City to learn the ways of high-stakes Texas Hold’em.
Poker culture, he discovered, is marked by joy, heartbreak, and grizzled veterans playing against teenage hotshots weaned on Internet gambling. Not to mention the not-to-be overlooked issue of coordinating Port Authority bus schedules with your kid’s drop-off and pickup at school. Finally arriving in Vegas for the multimillion-dollar tournament, Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event’s antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. Entertaining, ironic, and strangely profound, this epic search for meaning at the World Series of Poker is a sure bet.
An NPR Best Book of the Year
best heads-up tournament players think through every decision in more
than 600 hands as they battle their way to the final round in the
prestigious NBC Heads-Up Championship. You’ll see their cards and hear
their thoughts through twelve matches as they devise masterful
strategies to defeat world-class opponents. Annie Duke and Vanessa
Rousso give you a powerful mix of the practice, theory, and strategies
for heads-up tournaments—where you must risk chips on every hand you’re
dealt—and show you what they did to beat the best players in the world.
You’ll see what works and what doesn’t as amazing bluffs and poorly
executed tactics are deconstructed. You’ll learn how to design a game
plan for each opponent, how to adjust your plan as the match progresses,
how to play against pros and amateurs alike, and how to get the best of
it against superior opponents. Their detailed analysis of when to
change your strategy due to fluctuating chip counts, the flow of the
match, and dynamic maneuvers make this book the bible of heads-up play.
Texas Hold'em For Dummies introduces you to the fundamental concepts and strategies of this wildly popular game. It covers the rules for playing and betting, odds, etiquette, Hold'em lingo, and offers sound advice to avoid mistakes. This handy reference guide gives new and even seasoned players winning strategies and tactics not just for playing the game, but for winning. You'll learn:Rules and strategies for limit, no-limit, tournament, and online play How to "play" the other players The importance of your bankroll—recommended sizes and more Hands you should and should not play How to camouflage your play and dodge traps When, who, and how to bluff How to maximize your win with check-raising and trapping The different approaches for playing in private games, casinos, card rooms, tournaments, and on the Internet How to use mathematics to your advantage
Texas Hold 'Em is a game of both skill and chance. But it's a game that can be beaten, and whether you want to make money, sharpen your game, or just have a good time, Texas Hold 'Em for Dummies will give you the winning edge.
In Hunting Fish author Jay Greenspan sets out on a cross-country drive---from Connecticut to Los Angeles---looking for players he can outclass. In casinos, underground clubs, and home games throughout the country, Jay shared tables with the most inept gamblers America has to offer. In South Carolina he wiped out some racial-epithet-spewing good ole boys; in Houston he fleeced the country club set; and in Vegas he happily pounded drunken tourists.
Hunting Fish is, however, not merely the story of a hustler's travels. In addition to fleecing suckers, Jay was convinced he could beat the very best and make it as a full-time pro. This trip gave him the opportunity to build his bankroll to the point where he could test his mettle in high-stakes games when he reached Los Angeles. Although to play in the high-limit rooms at Commerce Casino he needed a steady nerve---and a fatter bankroll. In his three months on the road, he needed to pad his roll with an additional twenty thousand dollars. That's a lot of fish to hunt.
Tough, revealing and hilarious - this is long-awaited life story of poker legend Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott. The most successful British player in poker history, and one of only a few to crack America.
He takes us on the rollercoaster ride of a pro-gambler's life, never dodging the dangers, failures and fights. From a council estate in Hull to a penthouse suite in Las Vegas; from cracking safes to parties at the Playboy mansion; from losing $700,000 in a day to TV's Late Night Poker triumph.
Devilfish has seen it all, done it all, survived defeat, tasted victory, walked through fire, and still come out cracking jokes. And over five million quid ahead.
Welcome to the high life and high times of the Devilfish.