The Theory of Poker

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Two Plus Two Publishing LLC, 1999 - 301 pages
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Discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold 'em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. 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. Many of today's top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. 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. This is the best book ever written on poker.

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Arguably the best book on the mathematics and game theory of poker. Lays out the Fundamental Theory of Poker, and then uses it (with copious examples) to walk the reader through exercises that will strengthen their game. A must-read for any serious poker player! Read full review

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User Review  - armyofbobs - LibraryThing

this is the book I tell everyone to read first. A bit mathematical, but if you read it, play, read it again, rinse, repeat, you can become a very solid limit player. I've read mine about 7-8 times, the spine broke on the first one so I had to buy a second one. Read full review

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