Harrington on Hold ’em by Dan Harrington The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky Every Hand Revealed by Gus Hansen Doyle Brunson’s Super System by. Hold ’em Poker For Advanced Players by David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth The Theory of Poker is an expansion and total revision of the book Sklansky on. David Sklansky (born December 22, ) is an American professional poker player and Theory of Poker: A Professional Poker Player Teaches You How To Think Like One. ISBN Tournament Poker for Advanced.

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Nov 26, Clare Fitzgerald pokdr it really liked it. Jan 22, James rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Are the above simplified definitions correct?

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My opinion is that, though the techniques of playing poker have changed, this piker is still relevant in terms of foundation knowledge. Just reading a few of the quotes here I find very inspiring and realise that this could be the key to getting a better hold on my skill set and consistent results.

In this case you should bet with kings up even though you know the player with queens will bet if you check and even though you think you have the best hand. Plus now that I know that, I’ll try to use that consciously.

With that said, you should read this book multiple times and give it careful study if you’re looking to ever become anything other than an amateur player. That perspective basically boils down to evaluating whether a play has a positive or negative expected value.

The Fundamental Theorem of Poker “Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have played it if you could see all your opponents’ cards, they gain; and every time you play your hand the same way you would have played it if you could see all their cards, they lose. Reviewed as part of my books challenge: One thing that is difficult is it uses all kinds of poker jargon that is defined in the glossary or on line and I had to look up things on every other page.

April 30, Sold by: We stand to make more from the hand through deception, so calling has a greater expected value than raising. The game will eventually click for everyone and the experienced player that takes the time to read The Theory of Poker will be better off for it. A casual read through may give you some information, but if you’re serious about increasing your poker skills, you will want to study this book.


When I make a call now taking into consideration the pot odds of the future betting rounds amount I will win or lose. A mistake, per The Fundamental Theorem of Poker, is not necessarily a player playing badly, it is a player playing differently than the way that they would if the opponents’ cards were known.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky

poer To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Even many years after its original release, this one remains a buy-or-die book for poker readers.

This was the first poker book recommended to me by an avid nonprofessional poker player who happens to be a mathematician. The Theory of Poker uses a lot of mathematics to discuss what strategy to use given you and your opponents equity and pot odds.

They give you confidence to go in a throw some chips around and win some pots, but When a friend recently asked me to recommend the best book on poker I said The Theory of Poler without even thinking.

His thsory poker seminars always receive an enthusiastic reception, including those given davidd the Taj Mahal in Theoory City and the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The Poke of Poker is one of, if not the best book on poker ever written. For example, he’ll say something like “You think your opponent has the best hand and the pot odds are 3: He has all of required chapters on pot odds, slowplaying, giving free cards, etc.

While the Theory of Poker expects you to become familiar with the necessary mathematical calculations to be a competent player and makes it pretty clear that no competent player isn’t adept at themSklansky’s advice is always aimed at trying to take advantage of the Fundamental Theorem of Poker. It is simply another tool with which daviid poker player practices his art.

May 10th, May 13th, Second, you must be quite sure someone behind you will bet if you check. During live in-person play I find that I can calculate the pot odds themselves fairly quickly; however, I am sometimes slow to calculate the chance to improve for comparison.

Each of these concepts is thoroughly explained by Sklansky using example hands from each of the major poker games. Poker is not the game og tells, bluff, hunches and luck Hollywood have Do you remember your college Statistics and Probabilities?


Originally Posted by AlexTheOwl For example, in your effective odds definition, I am not sure if you think “pot odds” and potential win or loss are the same thing? Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

May 10th, I remember when I first read it I was amazed from the issues it covered.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dec 16, Brook Davis rated it really liked it. This isn’t to say Sklansky doesn’t talk about game play at all. I’m trying to understand as many aspects of the game as possible. He returned to Teaneck and passed multiple Society of Actuaries exams by the time pkoer was 20, and worked for an actuarial firm.

This book makes that quite clear. You can get away poier it for a few hours among strangers if you hit some hands, but once the competition sees your style you won’t get enough action to cover the rake.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky. Many of today’s top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. It is not light reading, more like a textbook, a beginning textbook on poker.

Well, it’s not obvious every time really. Chances of making a hand improve fheory with the number of cards to come, but the odds a player is getting from the pot worsen.

I am an avid chess player, and love it due to the fact that it is fundamentally simple with no chance involved: I think you just have to get used to the calculations, to drill yourself. There is a whole chapter dedicated to each of these aspects, including but definitely not limited to: Implied Odds are the ratio of the total expected win when your card hits to the immediate cost of calling a bet.

Originally Posted by AlexTheOwl. So, I would play when EV is not only positive, but also above a certain value.