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Moorman's Book of Poker: Improve your poker game with Moorman1, the most successful online poker tournament player in history Paperback – November 7, 2014
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… a must buy for anyone who is remotely interested in understanding how a world class professional thinks about the game. (Doyle Brunson, Godfather of Poker)
You will view the game differently after reading this, but most importantly, you will find a newfound respect for the game. With Christmas just around the corner, treat yourself to a copy. It’s class. (Lee Davy, poker columnist CalvinAyre.com)
..quite frankly, if you're a tournament poker player of any level, this will be the best poker investment you can make. Go buy this book, you can thank me later. (Steve Ruddock, poker columnist PokerUpdate)
From the Back Cover
- Leads the industry with more than $11 million in online cashes
- Excels on the tournament circuit with over $4 million in live cashes
- Placed in the top three in online tournaments 651 times to date
Many strong poker players have written books explaining their thought processes. However, players at the low- to mid-stakes who want to advance to the highest levels find the leap a daunting one. Chris, through years of hard work, has achieved this advance and now wants to help you do the same.
Moorman’s Book of Poker has a unique approach. Chris analyzes 80 tournament hand histories played by co-author Byron Jacobs – a typical mid-stakes player. The adoption of a coaching format allows Chris to explain in clear detail exactly what is needed to progress to the next level of expertise.
Top Customer Reviews
So many poker books out there speak in vague generalities. They address concepts that you read and think "yeah, that makes sense," yet have very little actual practical application at the table. The format of Moorman's book was very interesting--completely different from your typical poker book. Moorman speaks in specifics...in terms of actual hands that were played by his co-author. The level of thinking displayed during every is astonishing and gives fantastic insight into one of the best MTT players alive.
You will get very little out of this book if you try and read it like a novel. This isn't just something you can read though each page, rarely pausing to consider what was just said. I probably spent 30+ minutes on every ~4 page hand looking at the action and thinking about what I would do in a given spot before reading what Chris had to say about the situation. IMO, this is the only way to read this book while getting something out of it.
This is certainly not the best book I've ever read on the subject of poker and it isn't the only book you'll ever need to read but it is an excellent resource that will compliment other reading (the Harrington on Hold'em series comes to mind).
When you're reading, try not to get too caught up in the individual hands but think about the thought process Chris is applying as he breaks down a hand. This isn't a "do X, Y, and Z and you will be successful" kind of book, it's more of a "look at the way I'm thinking about the game, learn to think about the game by modelling my thought-process and you can be successful" kind of book.
Downside is it's mainly internet tournament (MTTs or SNGs). Still a good read.
I have 20 books on Hold-em and this would rank in the mid range....No criticism, but not much new info.
When I buy a book with the name Moorman on it, I am NOT looking for advice on why minraises deep in mtt's are advantageous to 2,5x's.
In conclusion: When you are looking to move up from micro stakes, this book should help you to get some new insights on playing mtt's. When you are an experienced grinder, you may feel like this book could have been reduced to 70 pages and be done with it. I don't think Chris invested the time he should have to create a solid book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really its a great book. The problem is if 1 of the best players in the world is going to call it his "book of poker" I'd expected something in the super system, Sklansky... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Anyone who doesn't see the value in this book is missing the forest for the trees. What Moorman offers here is an opportunity to sit in on a few hours of expert coaching and hand... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Munjoy Mitch
Some people love the format of a non-pro walking through their thought process, and Moorman rebutting. I... didn't.
But Moorman's thoughts are great. Read more
I have read pretty much every essential poker book. From super system to Harrington on hold em, this is definitely the book to help take your game to the next level. Read morePublished 4 months ago by EDWARD
Just average. I think Chris didn't put much time into the book. You'll pick up a few good pieces of info, surely, and for the price it's probably worth reading. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christopher Swerdmuffin