- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: Lyle Stuart; 1St Edition edition (July 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0818406313
- ISBN-13: 978-0818406317
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,177,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Killer Poker Online: Crushing the Internet Game Paperback – July 1, 2003
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In short, this book is a stinker. Anyone with common sense and a little poker knowledge already knows everything this book teaches.
Aside from that, there are some really disturbing cop-outs. For example Vorhaus admits that there are online casinos which have simply robbed players of their money, but he won't tell us which ones they are because he wants us to "do our homework". What a joke. Let me get this straight, the book is all about how to make money by "Crushing the Internet Game" yet deliberately won't tell us which online sites are the con-artists? Give me a break.
This book will be useful to some that struggle with the mental unpreparedness of online poker, but aside from that it's a real rag. Look elsewhere.
I have not read John's other Killer Poker books so I cannot comment on them. However, I did read this one and it sucked big time.
nothing that experience and common sense wouldn't tell you.
Poker is a game that lives within the very heart of the rapacious human soul. Because it is about money (and money is the electricity of the human enterprise) and because it is highly psychological, in that we ask not only what is the other person up to, but also what does the other person think WE are up to, poker is perhaps the quintessential human game. Vorhaus in this book, in contrast to most books on poker, goes to the very heart of the personal psychology of poker. After all people playing poker GET INVOLVED. They sweat BB's and they go on TILT. They rant at the screen and pepper their opponents with "trash talk" chat and other lies. It's an emotional game. A bad beat on the river in a huge pot can cause many an otherwise level-headed person to go bananas. Vorhaus, who cut his teeth in the California casinos, in particular at the spacious Commerce Casino ("The King Of Clubs") just down the road from his residence in Monrovia, hands out tips, exhortations, and advice, makes observations--some of them rude and off the wall--and using his own very extensive experience, attempts to guide the average Internet poker junkie into his or her own mind to see why he or she is a guppy amongst the sharks, as the case may be.Read more ›
They have lost all credability. Surely John does not play poker online as his "online suggestions" are pure common sense. If you want to waste your money, drive down the street and toss $15 out the window... it will be more satisfying than reading this book.
This book covers many topics that are critical to learn if you want to become a winning player such as "mood management", "money management" and gathering "book" on your opponents. I see that many people have slammed this book but these negative reviews also had fantastic phrases like "the advice is too general and time consuming to be of any value." I LOVE TO HEAR COMMENTS LIKE THIS!!
Yes, many of the topics covered in this book will take a great deal of time such as gathering data on your opponents. Nobody can ever say that playing winning poker is easy, if they do, they loose plain and simple.
Learning which hands to play and in what position will do wonders for your game. Learning how to calculate pot odds will take you further, however this will only make you an average player who may squeak out very meager gains at the lower limits. As you start climbing into the higher limit games you must be able to spot your opponents betting patterns, tendencies and then be able to quickly adapt to change. While your doing all of this you must also keep your ego and mood in check. This is easier said than done.
The topics covered in this book are very important for online play. This book is not Super System, Harrington on Holdem, Championship Holdem nor the Theory of Poker but it does have its place in your beginning poker library.Read more ›
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I purchased this book and volume II; luckily for only a few bucks. The title grossly misrepresents itself. Read morePublished 20 months ago by ricky nunez
I read this book in one week and I don't feel I got any useful information! This book really isn't about what cards to play or how, but rather planning a session in the most... Read morePublished on July 2, 2009 by Mario Leal
This guy is so funny. He thinks that after practicing a while at the play money, $3-6 is a good place for a $500 bankroll and for Data Managment he mentions no poker software and... Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by Jorge H. De La Cerda
This book was a real disappointment. The first hundred pages are all about the difference between online and B & M poker, and how you will probably lose at internet poker. Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by Big B
I'm a fan of John Vorhaus, but this one isn't his best!
I expected some more methodology specifically around technique such as early and late position approaches to areas like... Read more
This book is a JOKE. It is BY FAR the worst poker book I have ever read. In fact, I don't even think it's fair to call this book a "poker book" as the book does not contain one... Read morePublished on December 7, 2006 by Adam
This book is intended for the amateur poker player that is new to the online poker world. You should know the basics of poker, and have some experience playing for money... Read morePublished on August 19, 2006 by Trent M. Robertson
Lots of the information I consider true but obvious or not actionable. Other parts I don't agree with. Read morePublished on May 9, 2006 by David Nicoson