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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His book cover art often features hand guns. It is not light reading, more like a textbook, a beginning textbook on poker.

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You can never re-read Sklansky’s book too many times! This truly illustrates the fundamentals of poker. Unless there is throry value in deception If you can see that you have the worst hand, you would fold. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies.

The Fundamental Theorem Of Poker

Call marginal hands only in early rounds streets and if your hand doesn’t improve, give up fold – when the hand does improve the small investment will pay off big. Imagine that the next time you play Texas Hold’emall of your opponents’ holecards will be turned up so that you can see them. Very little humor or entertainment of any sort, just a lot of great theory. Discusses theories and concepts applicable oc nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw highseven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball draw, and razz seven-card lowball stud.


Both involve deep strategy, but in poker, d.sklabsky of positions and calculation, you use probability and deception. If yes, this is an awesome idea! I am an avid chess player, and love it due to the fact that it is fundamentally simple with no chance involved: What’s the use of the fundamental theorem?

The Theory of Poker Book – David Sklansky

You do not want to drive players out because you want to get the correct odds for your raise. 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.

Much of this book is psychological, much of it is mathmatical, much of it is an expansion of the later od in Sklansky’s other books, things like bluffing, check raising and specific moves are discussed in greater detail. If you think your chances are worse than 5-to-1 then you should fold.

May 5th,5: Great book for beginner to intermediate players with detailed thought processes. Originally Posted by scubed Making money means saving it on pokeg nights leaving a game that is not profitable, where we are the underdog Do NOT continue playing in a BAD game in an attempt to get even.

Then you’re gonna love this Continuing Ed book, learning all about Reverse Implied Odds, Speculative Psychology, Pattern Analysis, etc – together with a refresher course on Game and Decision Theory, and of course money management.

We stand to make more from the hand through deception, so calling has a greater expected value than raising. While you generally check raise because you think you have the best hand, it is frequently correct to check raise with a second-best hand if the play will drive other opponents out.


I learned to play NL several year ago, but I just jumped in, so I don’t d.smlansky the foundation “book knowledge. Do you agree with this risk adverse approach when a bankroll is short or would you advocate that ANY time there is a mathematical advantage more chips get in the middle? 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.

It talks about pot odds and effective odds and ante structure and on and on. Originally Posted by scubed.

The Fundamental Theorem Of Poker | David Sklansky

The most important idea is just to be aware of the theorem and try your best to follow it as closely as possible by analysing your opponents’ plays and reading them as best as you can. Maybe Dan does that in 2 and 3.

The ability of the opponent. There were a few minor things that bothered me about this book. Implied Odds are the ratio of the total expected win when your card hits to the immediate cost of calling a bet.

If anyone can send me links in the forum with additional articles that will help me improve my game I will greatly appreciate. There are still cards to come out IS a math problem – you must evaluate your chances to improve and compare that to the pot odds to determine your action These are some of the factors that should be taken into consideration: Nice, once again thanks!