The author of this work was a former professor at the University of Michigan in law and economics, and this book is a product of his background. It features far fewer "war stories" than the usual work in this field. It does offer a much more analytical, nuanced guide to the various types of poker games, backed by solid computer analysis. Potential purchasers should be warned that this work is much more intensive and difficult to truly understand than the "Thursday Night Poker" title may suggest. It contains very deep explorations of probability, player psychology, pot management, and tactics. It wasn't an easy read for me. Like the Bible, I can go back and reread it over and over again, and I see new truths in it every time. In fact, such rereading will almost be mandatory to really grasp everything the author is communicating. However, no one ever said that studying such a complex topic would be easy. The author writes like the high-level academician he is, and expects his "students" to put in the effort necessary to learn the lessons. However, I think this is a seminal work in the area, and a must for any serious poker player. I have read and reread my copy so much that the cover is falling off. I literally refer to it after every session. I can't recommend it highly enough.