The Theory of Poker has ratings and 67 reviews. Stephen said: to stars. In my opinion, the single best book ever written on practical poker. Hold ’em Poker For Advanced Players by David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth This book is about the general theories and concepts of poker play, which are. The Theory of Poker. Ву. David Sklansky. A product of Two Plus Two Publishing. FOURTH EDITION. SIXTH PRINTING. October Printing and Binding.

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There were a few minor things that bothered me about this book. Refresh and try again. Conversely, every time opponents play their hands differently from the way they would have if they could see all your cards, you gain; and every time they play their hands the same way they would have played if they could see all your cards, you lose. Since I wasn’t sitting at a poker table as I read through, I accept that I should have taken better notes and will probably have to pick up the book should I ever decide I am serious about improving my playing.

When a friend recently asked me to recommend the best book on poker I said The Theory of Poler without even thinking. 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.

For any of you who play by the numbers, Sklansky is for you. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, t Discusses theories and concepts daivd to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw highseven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball draw, and razz seven-card lowball stud.

Talk with other players–preferably people who seem better slansky you. If there’s something I know about the game that the other person doesn’t, and if he’s not willing to learn or can’t understand, then I take his money. The Theory of Poker is older than me, although it has since been updated a few times. By the time you consider yourself a good player and knowledgeable in several games you will find some parts de, the book too basic and require something more specialised like p Looks like a book for beginners as it covers many different games Pokre, Stud Omaha not to mention Texas Holdem etc.


Dec 02, Tony rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 15, Azary Tamarov rated it it was amazing. Doyle Brunson’s Super System is considered an all-time classic, but you’ll get killed playing that way today.

I felt like I was missing out. Nov 26, Clare Fitzgerald rated it really liked it. It takes concentration and it will feel like work at times, but your results will improve because some of your opponents treat the game like roulette.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky

From Beginner to Winner by Lou Krieger and play some low limit to get experience and then try Sklansky again. It teaches every aspect of the poker, and is inspiring in many ways. This is not a book for beginners, who, if reading for or mostly for tips on Texas Hold ’em, should start by reading the Harrington on Hold ’em books first.

Even if you just read his notes the power of semi-bluffing, you are guaranteed to become a better player. Nov 19, Gabriel Osborne rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would quote a sentence that is referred to in everywhere of the book: One notable thing it said specifically to me I think is if you can’t identify the mark worst player at a table you are the mark and should leave the table.


Repeat these steps until you’re done playing poker.

That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Do you remember your college Statistics and Probabilities?

The author says repeatedly, that the estimates of opponents hand strength are for didactic convenience, and that in actual play you attempt to glean this knowledge from learning how your opponent plays and reading their hand strength, the author also talks some about how to do this.

One the one hand, this approach allows the reader to see how there are many general principles of poker that hold regardless of the particular rules.

The Theory of Poker

Nov 09, Barrie Penman rated it really liked it Shelves: Certainly, the concepts presented here are extraordinarily valuable regardless of which game one is playing, and in particular for Hold’em, but, the examples across lots of different games got to be kind of annoying. Mar 18, Romeo Verga rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall if Teoriq could only recommend to you read just one poker book, this would be the one.

This is an excellent introduction into the mechanics of good poker play. The chapter on game theory is insane, read it a few times and if your brain hasn’t leaked out of your ears go buy a book on game theory.

Harrington’s Hold-em is better in that respect. Apr 03, Michel rated it really liked it Shelves: