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Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker (D&B Poker Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 1, 2011
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From the Back Cover
Tournament poker is a tough game to play but the rewards for success can be huge. Even regular online tournaments offer substantial prizes running to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you want to win big at the tables, then you must buy this book.
Jonathan Little is a highly successful poker professional who has won over $4 million in tournament play in just four years. In,”Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1” he explains exactly how to succeed in this highly competitive field.
Playing technically sound poker is crucial but this is far from the only skill necessary.
In ,”Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1” you will about the fundamentals of play and how to handle varying stack sizes. You will learn:
· Why tournaments are the most profitable form of poker
· When to play small ball and when to play long ball
· How to understand effective stack size
· How to tailor your play to winning, not just cashing
...plus much more
More About the Author
Jonathan Little is a professional poker player who has won over $6,000,000 playing tournament poker over the last 8 years. He also plays high stake cash games on a regular basis. He owns and operates the poker training site, FloatTheTurn.com. He is part of 3bet clothing, InstaPoker and BluesharkOptics. Please follow him on twitter @jonathanlittle. Please email any questions to support@FloatTheTurn.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Additionally, how 'critical' it is to have a basic/estimated working-knowledge of poker math. He emphasizes that there is little need to 'memorize formulas'. But rather, it is critical to be able to 'quickly estimate' the math of a given situation within a given hand.
The first couple of chapters do a wonderful job of; building a strong poker tournament advantage. Again, Jonathan stresses 'understanding the concepts versus memorizing formulas'.
Jonathan stresses that in every hand you must consider: your hand, your opponent's range of hands, what your opponent thinks is your range of hands, the blinds, your chip stack size, everyone else's stack size, what level of the tournament you're in, your image, everyone else's image, the prize structure, the pot odds, your expected value within the tourney, your opponent's tells and hiding your own tells.
Finally, reading-the-board, calculating pot odds, knowing the remaining stack sizes will, and must, become second-nature.
Simply put: this is a must read for everyone from beginners to professional tournament poker players! I eagerly anticipate Volume 2 later this year.
However ... when he explains various points there are a lot of provisos to be aware of. In my first implementation of some of his advice I had missed one of his provisos and found myself rather deeply in a mess. So if you do read it, study his advice carefully. This book is a serious case of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" as his style of play is probably further out than the average player will feel comfortable with. Consequently, you should be willing to make an effort to genuinely understand exactly the principles he espouses.
Overall, he helped me learn how to play "my game" sensibly. Thank you, JL.
(For the record, I have no affiliations or biased groupy involvement.)
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Very average book. The author gives situation poker advice covering about 5% of tournament play. Also, he preaches an ultra-aggressive positional strategy that does not work... Read morePublished 9 months ago by MONY
A good guide to contemporary tournament poker. Always check a poker author’s record before buying their book. Mr. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
great tournie book for beginners, intermediates, and advanced (unless you;re already pro) playersPublished 12 months ago by aaron