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. Review of The Theory of Poker, written by David Sklansky. Kings up is a fairly good hand but not a great hand, and you’d like to get everybody out so they. The Theory of Poker. Ву. David Sklansky Chapter Three: The Fundamental Theorem of Poker 17 .. book Sklansky on Poker Theory, written by David Sklansky and . poker champion, has said he’d bust his own grandmother if she was in.

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The Fundamental Theorem Of Poker

Explanation of the fundamental theorem of poker. If yes, this is an awesome idea! If you don’t love poker, boring as hell Reviewed as part of my books challenge: Both are easy to learn and impossible to master, and both are infinitely replayable. Much of this book is psychological, much of it is mathmatical, much of it is an expansion of the later chapters in Sklansky’s other books, things like bluffing, check raising and specific moves are discussed in greater detail.

Implied Odds are the ratio of the total expected win when your card hits to the immediate cost of calling a bet.

The Theory of Poker Book – David Sklansky

I yheory been reflecting on my play throughout the last year as d.sklansoy to the information quoted below from Skalansky’s Ch 1. We can be very confident that our opponent will call a raise, so we can get a lot more value from the hand by raising with our strong hand rather than attempting to induce a bluff like we did in the last example.

For example, in your effective odds definition, I am not sure if you think “pot odds” and potential win or loss are the same thing? I enjoy playing poker with friends at very low stakes and have won some money playing Texas Hold-em at Casinos and on a cruise and thought that I was pretty smart.

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. Checking a big hand early to give impression of marginal hand hoping to win big bets big theoey later. Exposed cards complete information – what is on the board?


Retrieved 30 March Let’s say on Fourth Street in seven-card stud someone bets pker. David Sklansky born December 22, [1] is an American professional poker player and author. Nice, once again thanks!

This is one theme of book any serious poker player should take Theory of Poker was written by poker player, gambling theorist, and author David Sklansky. Somebody who got this book from the library before me did go over it with a pencil, but some people have, like, no manners. It talks about pot odds and effective odds and ante structure and on and on. Join the Conversation at CardsChat.

If you think your chances are worse than 5-to-1 then you should fold. One thing that is difficult is it uses all kinds of poker jargon that is defined in the glossary or on line and I had to look up things on every other page. If you’re looking for a book that gives you explicit instructions on how to play every possible hand, this isn’t the book for you. Most poker books are a necessary substitute for not theofy played enough hands in a casino. Dec 08, Brian rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Looks like a book for beginners as it covers many different games Jazz, Stud Omaha not to mention Texas Holdem etc.

Does it include pictures with different poker schemes? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. D.sklansky Posted by scubed Understanding and remembering the difference between effective, implied and reversed implied odds is difficult! Sklansky, Theory of Poker p. Even Doyle had to stop playing that style after he wrote the book.

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Don’t worry, it doesn’t happen very often. I play almost exclusively Texas Hold’Em, while The Theory of Poker gives examples from 5 -and 7-card stud, draw, Razz, and other variants. Cloutier, and Mike Sexton, and then finally overcoming Doyle Brunson.


Poer is an excellent introduction into the mechanics of good poker play. I often find myself playing too quick because I’m scared to run out of time.

Find out how to qualify for this book in the Two Plus Two poker bonus program. Many of his books focus on a single games, usually limit play and are probably the best resource for studying the game.

Poker is not the game of tells, bluff, hunches and luck Hollywood have us believe the Cincinnati Kid is in fact a poor player, who makes all the wrong decisions and then draws out – a gutshot straight flush if memory serves.

All of the strategy articles on Texas Hold’em and on any other poker variant basically tries to help you play as closely to the fundamental theorem of poker based on the limited information that you have on your opponents.

The most perfect book written on poker theory.

David Sklansky

Nov 15, Azary Tamarov rated it it was amazing. If you’ve only ever watched World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker events on television, you’ll be astounded by how much the commentators couldn’t possibly attempt to discuss.

May 5th,3: None of the math itself goes beyond very basic algebra, but there is a lot to calculate on the fly, which as Sklansky points out, even geniuses can’t automatically do in the speed it takes to play a poker hand, especially as poker is a game of imperfect information. Sklansky has authored or co-authored 13 books on gambling theory and poker.

His book cover art often features hand guns. Well, we have 3 possible options. He has all of required chapters on pot odds, slowplaying, giving free cards, etc.

Once again, you are inviting your opponents to call a single bet twice and not a double bet once. Apr 11, Tim O’Hearn rated it really liked it Shelves: