The Theory of Poker has ratings and 67 reviews. Stephen said: to stars. In my opinion, the single best book ever written on practical poker. Hold ’em Poker For Advanced Players by David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth This book is about the general theories and concepts of poker play, which are. The Theory of Poker. Ву. David Sklansky. A product of Two Plus Two Publishing. FOURTH EDITION. SIXTH PRINTING. October Printing and Binding.

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What I realized is that the information is so ingrained in how I play now that it’s hard to remember the player I use to be.

Meanwhile The Theory of Poker is making a big difference in my game. This is not a book for beginners, who, etoria reading for or mostly for tips on Texas Hold ’em, should start by reading the Harrington on Hold ’em books first. Talk with other players–preferably people who seem better than you.

I like his focus on general concepts and strategy, rather than specific hand strategies and specific techniques. Then I decided I better read it again to see if I still agree with my assessment.

I enjoy playing poker with friends at very low stakes and have won some money playing Texas Hold-em at Casinos and on a cruise and thought that I was pretty smart.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky

Whether or not you are good at or like math, there is still very useful information for becoming a successful poker player. The math isn’t hard, the examples are clear, and the counterintuitive aspects of the game are given just the right amount of attention.

In my opinion, the single best book ever written on practical poker theory and strategy. They are on my to-read list as well.


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Nevertheless, I found it frustrating. The most perfect book written on poker theory. Apr 24, Steven Ramirez rated it it was amazing. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing.

So this is a very valuable book. But it is, as I said, very focused on game theory, and thus rather dry. The pithy writing representing the concepts in this one book will not be mastered by the vast majority of players, who will waste far too much time trying to digest other books.

That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players.

Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. Agen Domino – Tips and Techniques. In order to have the aforementioned discussion about odds ratios you have to know what the probability of various things sklaansky are.

pojer Do you remember your college Statistics and Probabilities? Sure some of it is pretty heavy reading but take your time and re-read the difficult sections until you get it. Apr 06, Eric rated it really liked it. This is one theme of book any serious poker player should take away from it.

One thing that is difficult is i I enjoy playing poker with friends at very low stakes and have won some money playing Texas Hold-em at Casinos and on a cruise and thought that I was pretty smart. This is n There isn’t a whole lot to say about this book that hasn’t already been said, but the brilliance that lies within the pages must be emphasized.

slkansky He returned to Teaneck and passed multiple Society of Actuaries exams by the time he was 20, and worked for an actuarial firm. May 22, Alex rated it it was amazing.


Well, it’s a very theory-heavy book, and while I found the theory important and useful, I’d rate this as a book that every poker player should read and know, but it’s davif little short on practical tips for actually sitting at the table, beyond “Know your math and know your theory. There is a reason every other poker book eventually says, read The Theory of Poker.

The Theory of Poker

This might be different if you playing in Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio with a high end opponent you know well. I got from this book exactly what I needed: This truly illustrates the fundamentals of poker. It is not light reading, more like a textbook, a beginning textbook on poker.

Nov 26, Clare Fitzgerald rated it really liked it. Like most classic books, this is reference book that needs to be read periodically if you are serious about becoming a better poker player, because as one reviewer put it, all of your competition has read it and will use that knowledge against you.

If you’re looking for a book that gives you explicit instructions on how to play every possible hand, this isn’t the book for you. There is not a bit of advice I remember from it. But there is plenty of new information for Sklansky veterans. If there’s something I know about the game that the other person doesn’t, and if he’s not willing to learn or can’t understand, then I take his money.