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Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide Paperback – Large Print, June 30, 2005
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"I seem to win whenever I read it." -- Ted Forrest, winning high-stakes player
"It's the necessary complement to instructional poker books." -- John Hennigan, winning high-stakes player
"Other players don't think about poker like Barry does." -- Phil Ivey, winning high-stakes player
"This book contains a lot of stuff I knew but had never seen written." -- Doyle Brunson, poker legend
From the Publisher
This is the first truly "advanced" guide to poker. It's unique play-by-play section challenges readers and they will return again and again to this section for insight.
Top customer reviews
His chapter on poker society helped me get into the minds of the people who play this game a lot more often than I do.
The hand examples go over the most common tricky situations you find yourself in at the table. I think the information contained in this part of the book helped me overcome a serious flaw in my own game and make the transition from being an inconsistent player to a winning one. There was also something about his general poker and personal philosophy that really clicked with me.
I had been struggling at the intermediate level for a few months at the time i read this book. Immediately afterwards I became aware of some of the situations where I was donking off chips and began to avoid them and winning (of folding) in the same situations.
The charts in the back of the book showing certain hand match-ups, number of outs, and winning percentages will give you something to chew on after you finish the book.
Without the illustrations and photos, this would be a thin book but the value of what is written in is very high. This is clearly a case of quality over quantity.
I see Mr. Greenstein at our local casinos from time to time. I am going to start keeping this book in my car so I can have him sigh it. I'd also like to thank him personally.
Barry's book is called Ace on The River: An Advanced Poker Guide and it includes a foreword by none other than the godfather of poker himself, Doyle Brunson. The physical book is beautiful and includes tons of awesome pictures of the poker world and top poker players. Ace on The River is a unique poker book because it covers both poker history and poker strategy, and it also helps teach you both how to play player and how to be a poker player and conduct yourself properly in the gambling world.
The book starts out with the foreword by Doyle Brunson where he gives his thoughts on Barry and his book. Doyle says that Barry Greenstein is on his list of the "top ten all-time best poker players." And Doyle describes the book as "candy to a poker player." After the foreword, in part one of the book Greenstein writes about the poker world and his own career in it. Part two of Ace on The River is called "Philosophy" and it teaches you how to be a poker player. This section was my favorite part of the books and it covers everything from the proper attitude for a poker player, to the psychology of gambling, to how to hold on to your poker bankroll. Part three of the book is "Advanced Play" and in this section Barry gives his advice on how to play poker. Greenstein covers things like the mathematics of poker, money management, and tournaments. The book wraps up with an "Addenda" section that includes mathematical tables for Hold'em and a glossary.
This three hundred plus page beautiful book is a must have for anyone who is a professional gambler, and I also strongly recommend this book for the serious amateur poker player like myself. Ace on The River will help you build an edge over the less serious amateurs that you compete with on the Internet or at your local card room. The book is a beneficial read both as a poker fan and as a poker player. I refer back to Greenstein's book often and it really has helped me develop a proper mindset when I sit down to play a poker game. I am glad that I read this book and I strongly recommend Ace on The River to any poker player or poker fan.
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I really enjoyed reading the book Ace on the River by Barry Greenstein,
The book has a good layout and chapters are well organised with great images.
I would recommend this book to anyone that has at least 2 years minimum experience in playing poker and already understand all the technical ways of poker like what is good starting hands, and in what position they should be played etc,
The book tell you more about the poker community and how to behave with other players, it also give u lots of tips like what type of players and people to lend money to and who to trust and to speak to in the poker world, This is definitly a book for players playing offline at a venue like a casino and not really for online poker players as the book also tells a lot about poker tells and what to look for in your opponents and how they play in general to make a decision how to play your current hand.
The best part of the book for me was the odd's calculation section that tell u exactly what the odds is for a specific hand vs another hand with a specific flop - so u will know if u should call the specific hand based on odd's or fault.