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Modern Poker Theory: Building an unbeatable strategy based on GTO...
by Michael Acevedo

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English

Pages

689

Publication Date

August 08, 2019

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Modern Poker Theory is a comprehensive, rigorous guide to the most important aspects of No-Limit Hold鈥檈m. It is based around an in-depth examination of what is meant by game theory optimal play (GTO) and how it can be applied at the table. Understanding GTO is fundamental to being able to make accurate poker decisions and being able to exploit players who don鈥檛.<br /><br />Modern Poker Theory uses modern poker tools to develop a systematic approach to the analysis of GTO. It organizes the ideas and concepts in an intuitive manner that is totally focused to practical applications.<br /><br />Next time you are at a table some of the players will have studied Modern Poker Theory and some won鈥檛. The players who have studied Modern Poker Theory will, without doubt, have a better theoretical and practical understanding of No-Limit Hold鈥檈m. They will be the favourites in the game. Make sure you are one of them.<br /><br />Michael Acevedo, one of the world鈥檚 leading poker theorists, is a game theory expert who is renowned for creating cutting-edge content for the world鈥檚 leading players. The production of Modern Poker Theory is the culmination of many thousands of hours of his research work with the most advanced poker software tools available. It is poker theory for the 21st century.<br /><br />
Play Optimal Poker: Practical Game Theory for Every Poker Player
by Andrew Brokos

Language

English

Pages

245

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鈥檒l 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鈥檓 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 鈥渟erious amateur鈥?poker player
Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the ...
by Molly Bloom

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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鈥攖he true story of "Hollywood鈥檚 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鈥攁n insider鈥檚 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鈥攕he 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鈥檚 game became the game for those in the know鈥攃elebrities, 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鈥檚 most delicious gossip, until it all came crashing down around her.</p><p><em>Molly鈥檚 Game</em> is a behind the scenes look at Molly鈥檚 game, the life she created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process.</p>
Bluff
by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<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鈥攁nd 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

July 01, 1999

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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.
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鈥檛 often arise at the table by chance 鈥?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鈥檛 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 Biggest Game in Town
by Al Alvarez

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English

Pages

191

Publication Date

February 03, 2009

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<p>Al Alvarez touched down in Las Vegas one hot day in 1981, a dedicated amateur poker player but a stranger to the town and its crazy ways. For three mesmerizing weeks he witnessed some of the monster high-stakes games that could only have happened in Vegas and talked to the extraordinary characters who dominated them--road gamblers and local professionals who won and lost fortunes on a regular basis.</p><p>Set over the course of one tournament, <i>The Biggest Game in Town</i> is botha chronicle of the World Series of Poker--the first ever written--and a portrait of the hustlers, madmen, and geniuses who ruled the high-stakes game in America. It is a brilliant insight into poker's appeal as a hobby, an addiction, and a way of life, and into the skewed psychology of master players and fearless gamblers. With a new introduction by the author, Alvarez's classic account is "the greatest dissection of high-stakes Vegas poker and the madness that surrounds it ever written" (<i>TimeOut</i> [UK]).</p>
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鈥檚 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鈥檒l also get results just like everyone else.</p><br /><br /><p>There鈥檚 a saying in the golf world that you don鈥檛 worry about the other players. You just play the course. It doesn鈥檛 matter if you鈥檙e playing in a big tournament against a hundred other players or against just one. It doesn鈥檛 matter if you鈥檙e playing against Tiger Woods or against Woody the Woodpecker. You can鈥檛 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鈥檛 control. The things that ultimately don鈥檛 matter.</p><br /><br /><p><i>The Course: Serious Hold 鈥楨m Strategy For Smart Players</i>, cuts through all the noise. It鈥檚 a practical and effective, step-by-step guide to winning consistently at no-limit hold 鈥檈m. 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鈥檛. And it ignores the distractions. It doesn鈥檛 waste your time and attention with ideas that don鈥檛 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鈥檙e just beginning to get serious about hold 鈥榚m, the book starts you with a sound foundational strategy. If you鈥檙e 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鈥檙e 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.

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