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FossilMan’s Winning Tournament Strategies is the ultimate guide to practical tournament play. Greg “FossilMan” Raymer, winner of the WSOP Main Event in 2004, explains everything you need to know to become a successful tournament player. Raymer is not only a big winner at the tables, he also has a unique ability to explain difficult concepts in clear and simple language.

Raymer simplfies the learning process by breaking down the complex subject of tournament strategy into the key areas. Chapters on strategy include: the Independent Chip Model (ICM), game theory, poker maths and pot odds, correct bet-sizing, playing the big stack and playing the short stack.

However, Raymer does not focus merely on the correct technical aspects of standard NL tournament play. He also discusses many other important tournament formats that often confuse players.

These include:

  • how strategy changes in satellite and rebuy tournaments-
  • how to play heads-up events and other uncommon formats

and the one everyone wants to know about -

  • how to play the Main Event.

Having played a lot with Greg over the years, I know he plays a great game. Having taught with Greg, I know he’s even better at teaching poker. But what really sets Greg apart is his skill at the final table. He has won over 30% of the times he made the final 9, and has won 70% of the times he made the final 3 in a no-limit or pot-limit game! Amazing!

Joe Hachem

Greg takes a logical and mathematical approach to the game, and teaches that approach very well. He has taught for the WSOP Academy and held his own boot camps around the country for years helping players improve. This book will help any tournament player to improve their game.

Chris Moneymaker

Greg Raymer came out of nowhere to win the WSOP Main Event. Then he backed it up with two more deep Main Event runs, and impressed me! Greg has continued to impress with many more deep runs and wins!

Phil Hellmuth