The 100 Biggest Mistakes That Poker Players Make
Alexander Fitzgerald 400 pages
Poker players make mistakes. All the time. And the mistakes they make are predictable and exploitable. The problem is, most people don't know what these mistakes are!
No longer. In this book, the highly experienced professional player and leading poker coach, Alexander "Assassinato" Fitzgerald identifies and analyzes the 100 BIGGEST mistakes that poker players make.
Your opponents are certainly perpetuating these errors but you may be making some of them too. This book shows you how to identify and fix these leaks in your own game and also how to exploit the other players who are making them.
If you can avoid the 100 biggest mistakes that poker players make then you will be 99% of the way towards NL Hold'em excellence.
Over a period of 15 years, Alex Fitzgerald has taught literally thousands of poker students. He understands better than anyone the typical mistakes that are made and how to exploit them. He also has a gift for clear and simple explanations. When Alex tells you something – it is easy to remember.
Poker books are insightful and helpful, but sometimes it can be difficult to remember each concept they address. In this new series, you will be able to test yourself on the most important concepts Alex Fitzgerald addressed in his three poker books. Through more than four hours of testing, you will get to drill key concepts again and again. Once these fundamentals are a part of you, you will be ready to dominate any poker game you play.
Short Stack open jam Playing at a loose passive table
When should we raise preflop?
Looking left/ Who's going to 3bet us?
The multi-way pot assumption
Facing a 3bet
When to cbet Table selection
When to give up on a bluff/ When to triple barrel
Preflop Facing a loose player
Cold Calling Preflop
It's not because you've 3bet that you MUST continue the story
What to do when facing a big call? (The thought process)
Don't forget to ask yourself: What are you going to do on the river?
Don't be scared to 3bet them. It's free money.
Pay attention to showdowns 4 card flop
Flopzilla analysis of why & when you should cbet vs a loose opener/3bet caller
SB vs BB theory, in BB facing a limp from SB
BTN vs BB theory
Can I 3bet?
If I 3bet, who's going to 4bet me?
North Americans love to open too much and not fold enough to 3bets
Calling flop with high cards when you know you'll fold turn
Flopzilla analysis facing BB check/raise
When there is no need to balance
Sometimes it's about simplifying your work
We do not want to fall prey to someone using the 3bet against us
On the lookout for those "inflection point" stacks
Hand selection to check/raise
Large preflop raise vs limpers
Facing the generic low to mid stakes player
Multiway pots theory
Making big calls, what to ask yourself?
3betting loose openers
Facing the min 4 bet
Timing for a trap
Shoving 25 to 30bb
Every time I play poker I make mistakes
The river bet!
Flopzilla analysis b vs b
The miss draw illusion
Extensive Check/Raise theory
Cold calling range theory
What do high cards do on this board?
Hammer that big blind
Multiway pot theory/Big bets
Bet sizes & capped ranges
Buying the showdown
CO-Weak Aces opens
Don't check/raise bluff the guy who doesn't want to fold
Betting with a purpose.
What are you targeting?
BTN vs BB cbet theory
Focusing on the fundamentals
Extensive cbet theory
Don't force plays, accept that sometimes that's poker (referring to the raise,cbet doesn't work, over and over and then getting impatient)
Getting a little out of line vs low to mid stakes players with bet sizes that cap our range
Getting the very loose/passive player all to ourself
No cowboy sh*t, stick to the plan
If you make sure you secure the big pots you can make a lot of mistakes
Get that river value!
Most players don't want to see reality on reality's terms when playing cards
3betting Ep Openers
3 betting OOP
Facing a 3bet
It's easy to do these plays in isolation; you have to make sure you are, actually, doing them when you play
Sb vs Bb theory / check/raising theory
Facing a river bet. Do your process. No one factor analysis
Pairs are good HU
The river bet is a big deal Hand reading fundamentals
Overbetting on the turn
Not capping your range with your bet size
Well if they don't fold, take advantage
Bet/Folding is an option!
Get that thin value Low to mid stakes players don't like folding much
Multiway pots theory b vs b betting theory
Doing a cute 3bet
You just gotta pump the breaks and let it go
3betting weak aces/ reverse implied odds
Donk betting theory
Slow playing sets/ Capping your range
Check/raising or donk leading?
Timing tell theory
Entitlement tilt, avoid it but make money off of it
Turning your hand into a bluff
Being careful buying the showdown multiway
Poker is a game of failure
Making a thin call
Be a detective, action on earlier streets really give off hand range tells
Slow it down play less tables when you're starting
Deep stack / cold calling, a rare exception
Buying a turn card
Most solutions are awkward...get comfortable with awkward
Sometimes someone does a reckless play against you and it works, that's okay, happens to all of us
Donk Leading Implied odd theory
Always gamble AGAINST someone having a thin fold in them
The small cbet spam and it's advantages
Use probabilistic thinking, it's an EDGE
Nothing is black and white at the poker table, shades of grey
You're playing low to mid stakes competition not high stake pros
Thinking actively at the table
Repetition is the father of learning