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Of all of the books
I've read on Hold'em, this one covers the broadest range
of games. While other books tend to narrow their focus down
to a particular type of opponents, Mr. Carson emphasizes
changing your play to fit the game. There's actually a situation
for which he recommends a pre-flop raise with Qxs, which
I found quite revealing..
I have been playing NL poker
online and limit poker in casinos for about two years. My
preferred game is single table tournaments and after a year
of success online I decided to put my skills to the test.
This book really breaks down the art of poker (that is,
the ability to read people)into simple categories of tells
understandable and recognizable by anybody. Armed with my
technically sound online skills and my newfound ability
to understand the motives and intentions of other live players,
I journeyed to Atlantic City to try my first ever live tournament..
The Most Anticipated Book In
The History of Poker Super System 2 gathers together the
greatest players, theorists, and world champions and expands
upon the original with more games, new authors, and most
importantly, more professional secrets from the best in
the business. Poker's Greatest Players Share Their Secrets
This superstar lineup is led by Doyle Brunson, two-time
World Series of Poker Champion, nine-time WSOP gold bracelet
winner, and the greatest poker player of all time...
Matthew Hilger thoroughly and
completely explains in this book, you can really up your
per-hour win rate by playing online. He takes the worry
out of playing online, gives you a group of safe online
poker rooms to visit, and he gives you the winning strategy
you need to make money online (his basic strategy also works
for land-based games). Matthew uses his personal experience
to guide you through the learning process.
No one will become a winning player overnight. However,
with a good library (that includes this book), you can fairly
quickly become a winning player -- even with a modest bankroll...
There are individual chapters
on strategy for the most popular casino games (Texas Hold
'Em, Seven Stud, Seven Stud/8, Omaha/8), all of which were
very clear and helpful. However, unlike any title I've seen
before, this book is a COMPLETE reference, including chapters
on poker tournaments, becoming a pro, Internet poker, and
even video poker (which my mother found excessively useful).
Like all "Dummies" books, there are entertaining
sidebars about great games, poker legends, etc. All in all,
this is an entertaining book filled with invaluable information
for all levels of play. Highly recommended!
52 TIPS FOR TEXAS HOLD'EM is
simple and concise. It provides someone who has played little
or no Hold'em with a sound basic strategy that will add
to both his enjoyment of the game and his bottom line. Best
of all, it presents a strategy that helps you steer clear
of many of the common pitfalls in Hold'em, pitfalls that
can quickly erode your cash. Staying out of potentially
dangerous situations is very important to a new player like
I purchased this book because
I saw a TV show that said "Video poker can be beat".
I found this hard to believe but it is apparently true on
some machines with perfect play. Ah, there is the rub. Along
with the book I bought a computer program that teaches you
how to play and shows you each error you make. It isn't
real hard to learn how to play perfectly but requires a
person that can really keep focused for hours on end. Most
folks with the intellect to learn this could make much more
money doing something (anything ?) else but if you have
to gamble this is your best shot. This book with Frugal
Gambler and some real effort will make your Vegas trips
more fun. I don't think Vegas casinos enjoy losing so I
wonder how long this will last?
The best advice in the book
has to do with the psychology of online poker relative to
table games. Understanding this is critical for people like
me who migrated from neighborhood games to online, because
I was totally baffled by the style of play, and its a huge
mistake to assume that what one is seeing has to do with
an increase in players' skill. This alone can shred quite
a few hard-earned bills. On top of that, there are some
"gotchas" in the mechanics of internet game play
that the book explains (like thinking you're calling $1
when in reality its $100, or playing like a video-game zombie).
Buy this book BEFORE you waste your bucks.