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Poker: One Hundred and One Ways to Win

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ISBN-13: 978-0945983224
ISBN-10: 0945983220
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I am reading everything in books that is available on poker. There is absolutely nobody that has even come close to the books that you have written. As a reader of 110,000 technical books, I can really soak up a book and I then have the ability to teach it to another person. Therefore, I consider myself to be a good judge of an good author. YOU ARE A GEM! -- Joe Yotz, Independence, MO

I do like your style. I am a retired teacher with a master's degree and have ALL the poker books. I like yours the best, mainly the simplicity without a bunch of math. And yes, I am finally getting your message on "patience." Thanks. -- Hy Kaufman, Los Angeles, CA

About the Author

Life at the poker table is easier when you have an understanding of the many facets of poker. The French scientist, Louis Pasteur, is credited with the saying, "Chance favors the prepared mind." Andy Nelson helps you get that prepared mind. He illustrates theory with actual hands that you are likely to play. He is a teacher, writer, philosopher and a no-nonsense poker player. He will entertain you, enlighten you and coax you to play your best at the poker table.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Pokerbook Pr (June 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945983220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945983224
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,303,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on January 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
I am a serious poker player. I travel around the country playing in different poker rooms. I have read just about every book written on the subject of poker. Most of these books are okay, some are very informative. 101 Ways to Win is one of the very best. In fact I call it the Rosetta Stone of poker books. If you remember, the Rosetta Stone was discovered by French scientists in Eygpt in the late 17 hundreds. The inscriptions on the stone allowed researchers to finally translate the Eygptian hieroglyphics. These hieroglyphics had been unreadable up until then. This is what this book, 101 Ways to Win, does for the average poker player! It translates many of the finer points of the game unto understandable language. Mr. Nelson, the author, details so many new concepts that the reader can take directly to the table to help him win more. I especially liked the chapters, "Be As Good As You Think You Are" and "Coping With A Check Raise." Thanks, Mr. Andy Nelson, for writing this book. I shall be purchasing all of your other books.
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I really don't know whether to love this book or hate it.
As a 51-year-old novice player losing regularly, I decided it was time to buy a book or two on how to play poker. On Amazon.com there must be 100 or more such books so I began perusing the Reader Reviews of all of them. Two books floated to the top and I ordered both. I should point out that I put great faith in Reader Reviews because they are, generally, honest about content. I read Andy's book "Poker: 101 Ways to Win" and began to realize that the book should have been called 67 Ways to Win (or maybe 43 Ways to Win) because the writer's goal of 101 ways to win (apparently, so as to have a catchy title) forced me to slog through page after page of tripe masquerading as worthwhile content.
His sophomoric analogies drip with clichéd syntax and uninspired thought. Let me give you an example from the chapter on Trapping, (which he never did explain): "Visualize how a big cat stalks its prey. He chooses his victim and watches. Without movement or sound, he sets the perfect way to bring it down. The cat is sneaky, silent, serene and has the heart of a killer. He doesn?t move a muscle until the precise moment and with the ferocity of a tornado, he takes down the prey. With awesome quickness, with improbable power..."? Need I go on? This is a book about poker, right?
The trouble is, when he does deliver something good, it really is good. I was able to see the mistakes I'd been making and how to avoid them. Basically, I learned how to be a better player. And that's where this book shines. It's a great book for the once-a-month poker player because it will elevate your game to a higher level than that of most opponents. It's plainly obvious that Andy's won a lot of money playing poker and his somewhat unscientific approach to explaining the game is easy to absorb. I've also reviewed David Sklansky's "The Theory of Poker," a book I strongly recommend.
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This book is another must have for the serious poker player. It is filled with short, easy to read essays on a multitude of important poker topics. Need a quick refresher on emotional control, patience, strategy or proper attitude? This book has it.
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I bought this book mostly on the recommendations of the other readers here. But I have been disappointed with this book. I was hoping for more strategies and methods of winning poker. I understand this is a complex game and Andy Nelson does provide some good insights. But as a beginner, I needed a more basic book with techniques I could use. Also, this book uses some jargon that only more experienced players will understand. Maybe after I master more of the game, I'll reread this book and see if it offers more help.
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By A Customer on January 3, 2000
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I am a serious poker player. I travel around the country playing in different poker rooms. I have read just about every book written on the subject of poker. Most of these books are okay, some are very informative. 101 Ways to Win is one of the very best. In fact I call it the Rosetta Stone of poker books. If you remember, the Rosetta Stone was discovered by French scientists in Eygpt in the late 17 hundreds. The inscriptions on the stone allowed researchers to finally translate the Eygptian hieroglyphics. These hieroglyphics had been unreadable up until then. This is what this book, 101 Ways to Win, does for the average poker player! It translates many of the finer points of the game unto understandable language. Mr. Nelson, the author, details so many new concepts that the reader can take directly to the table to help him win more. I especially liked the chapters, "Be As Good As You Think You Are" and "Coping With A Check Raise." Thanks, Mr. Andy Nelson, for writing this book. I shall be purchasing all of your other books.
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