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This new, expanded, fully updated and revised, edition of 'Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker' is a landmark in poker publishing.
Originally published in two volumes in 2011 and 2012 this was both a critical and commercial success. Over the last decade, the understanding of poker has changed dramatically and this new edition fully reflects current thinking on the game.This book will give readers a thorough understanding of everything they need to know about playing tournaments and Jonathan Little is undoubtedly the person best qualified to impart this information.The book is split into seven sections:1) How Tournaments Work –This explains why tournaments are a highly profitable form of poker and examines the basic concepts that need to be mastered.2) Playing Deep Stacked –This deals with situations where (most) players have stacks of 50 big blinds or more. All situations are dealt with including pre-flop and all three post-flop streets. There is further information on general topics at this stack depth.3) Playing Mid Stacked –This deals with situations where the basic stack depth is between 27 and 50 big blinds. These situations are tricky because with the shorter stack, players are often going all-in. This means that very clear adjustments are required compared to the deeper stack strategies. 4) Playing Short Stacked –This section focuses on play below 27 big blinds. Now play is almost exclusively focused on the possiblity of players going all-in. Knowing the correct ranges and plays here is vital to maximise your chances for tournament survival. 5) The Late Stages –As the prospect of serious prize money looms, huge adjustments need to be made. How to play on the bubble and concepts such as risk premium and the Independent Chip Model are fundamental to maximising your chance of landing a major prize and they are all thoroughly explained.6) Hand Examples –This will test your understanding of everything you have learnt so far.7) Other Considerations –You can improve your tournament results by also working on your general attitude and approach. This section encompasses all the non-technical aspects of playing, including learning, the mental approach, tells and practical tips. Jonathan Little has dedicated himself to educating players who are keen to improve their poker strategy, and in 2020, he was awarded the prestigious title of Global Poker Index “Poker Personality of the Year” – voted for by the poker-playing public.As well as being an immensely successful professional player with over $7,000,000 in live tournament cashes, Jonathan runs the highly respected coaching site pokercoaching.com. By interacting regularly with his students, he has developed a clear understanding of how to explain important concepts in a language that can be easily understood by players of all skill levels. The result is Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker – the definitive guide to modern tournament play.
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.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Pot Limit Omaha!
With four hole cards instead of two, PLO is a far more nuanced game than No-Limit Hold’em and one that emphatically rewards greater skill. This makes it a very profitable game for serious players – especially when playing at the small stakes where recreational players consistently make expensive preflop and postflop mistakes.
Mastering Small Stakes Pot-Limit Omaha is a thoroughly comprehensive guide that will give you all the tools you need to gain a huge edge at lower stakes play. Fernando “JNandez” Habegger is a successful high stakes professional player and leading PLO coach with his own training site at PLOMastermind.com. He has trained hundreds of players to become successful at PLO.
In Mastering Small Stakes Pot-Limit Omaha, preflop play is broken down by identifying nine different hand categories and analysing how hands within each of them are handled preflop. Postflop analysis is based around the powerful technique of the Four Pillars of Postflop Play. The combination of these two creates a powerful gameplan that constitutes a fast track route to domination at the lower stakes. Further topics include adjusting to live play, PLO tournaments, building the right improvement habits, dealing with variance, and managing your PLO bankroll.
Mastering Small Stakes Cash Games is a book where the key word is “mastering”.
The author, Evan Jarvis, is a professional poker player and highly respected poker coach. He takes a slightly different approach to that used by most poker coaches. The absolute fundamental, as always, is to help players master cash game play but Jarvis takes a holistic approach, recognising that being able to master people and master yourself are equally important in order to achieve poker success.
In order to succeed in cash play it is essential to have a rock solid pre-flop and post-flop game-plan. However, there are other factors to successful play (e.g. game selection, seat selection, buy-in level etc.) that are often neglected. These can be equally important and are all addressed.
Do you want to…
Make a good side income from your hobby?
Feel confident and in control when you play?
Be satisfied with your performance at the end of every session, regardless of the outcome?
Mastering Small Stakes Cash Games will help you achieve these aims and much more besides.
Modern Poker Theory is a comprehensive, rigorous guide to the most important aspects of No-Limit Hold’em. It is based around an in-depth examination of what is meant by game theory optimal play (GTO) and how it can be applied at the table. Understanding GTO is fundamental to being able to make accurate poker decisions and being able to exploit players who don’t.
Modern Poker Theory uses modern poker tools to develop a systematic approach to the analysis of GTO. It organizes the ideas and concepts in an intuitive manner that is totally focused to practical applications.
Next time you are at a table some of the players will have studied Modern Poker Theory and some won’t. The players who have studied Modern Poker Theory will, without doubt, have a better theoretical and practical understanding of No-Limit Hold’em. They will be the favourites in the game. Make sure you are one of them.
Michael Acevedo, one of the world’s leading poker theorists, is a game theory expert who is renowned for creating cutting-edge content for the world’s leading players. The production of Modern Poker Theory is the culmination of many thousands of hours of his research work with the most advanced poker software tools available. It is poker theory for the 21st century.
Excelling at Tough No-Limit Hold’em Games is a must-have if you have ambitions to move up the stakes. Renowned poker player and leading coach Jonathan Little brings together ten No-Limit experts to provide cutting-edge information for the keen student.
All the authors are established coaches for pocarr.com, the prominent backing company that features an immense private training site for backees. Pocarr has helped numerous players climb the poker ladder and succeed at the highest levels in events such as the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) and SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker).
Success beyond the lower stakes demands a highly specific skill set. Excelling at Tough No-Limit Hold’em Games will show you how to develop this so you can rise to the top of the game.
Quick tips for beating the low stakes games
Adjusting your preflop strategy
When to c-bet (continuation bet)
How to defend against c-bets
Navigating multi-way pots
Basic ICM (Independent Chip Model) and advanced ICM
Medium stacked final table strategies
Strategies to crush live poker
Excelling at Tough No-Limit Hold’em Games is the essential guide for anyone who is serious about wanting to succeed at the high stakes and make a significant income from poker.
Alex ‘msusyr24’ Carr
Alexandre ‘Cavalito’ Mantovani
Ben ‘BennyBills’ Shuster
Bert ‘girafganger7’ Stevens
Jon ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet
Luiz ‘AcePheres’ Feres
Mat ‘AussieStar’ Brown
Richard ‘ChipsFool’ Hoadley
Vlada ‘Vlada2108’ Stojanović
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INTRODUCTION TO MASTERING SMALL STAKES NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM
There is a lot of money to be made at small stakes no-limit hold’em because… surprise, surprise… most of the players aren’t very good.
However, few players understand exactly how to exploit these games. Competent players who generally play larger stakes will, of course, beat them. But they won’t beat them for nearly as much as they ought to. Why? Because they don’t understand how to adjust correctly.
Playing a solid, competent, decently aggressive style is a strategy that will be profitable. That said, you should not be content with just beating these games - you should be absolutely crushing them. The trick to doing this is to disregard a lot of “correct” poker and get way out of line at the right times. The methods required are far from obvious or intuitive but in Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em Jonathan Little explains them in great detail.
Jonathan constructs a basic strategy to crush small stakes games and also identifies the adjustments that need to be made when facing more competent opposition.
You need this book if…
You frequently play small stakes no-limit hold’em
You usually play larger stakes but (especially live) often have to make do with smaller stakes games
You play tournaments (such as WSOP events) that feature numerous recreational players