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The Theory of Poker

By David Sklansky

Book Description

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud).

This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing.

Many of today’s top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the best book ever written on poker.

Book Review

This is probably the best book that generally covers all the important aspects of different poker variants. If you plan on getting serious about your poker skills, there is no excuse for not reading this book several times.

This book is definitely not an easy read and even after having read some chapters several times you will still will need lots of experience to understand what David is talking about. But once you understand the concepts they will help you in every single game for the rest of your Poker life.

You simply cannot get serious about Poker without learning and understanding the concepts in this book.

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