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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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.

So, I guess, this book can help me. In sum, the way you bet or check raise depends on the strength of your hand in relation to what you can see of the other hands and the position of the player you expect to bet or raise behind you when you check or bet. Bob Addison Billy Baxter T. I learned to play NL several year ago, but I just jumped in, so I don’t have the foundation “book knowledge.

Cool, good luck with that! Nov 26, Clare Fitzgerald rated it really liked it. With a very good hand like three kings or three aces you play to induce your opponents to call a single bet; then you confront them with having to call another single bet. Jun 11, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: In order to have the aforementioned discussion about odds ratios you have to know what the probability of various things happening are.

There isn’t a whole lot to say about this book that hasn’t already been d.sklanxky, but the brilliance gheory lies within the pages must be emphasized.


Many of today’s top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their poer. Expectation and Hourly Rate Mathematical expectation has nothing to do with results! It teaches every aspect of the poker, and is inspiring in many ways.

Folding is out of the question, because we can see that we have the best hand. Checking a big hand early to give impression of marginal hand hoping to win big bets big pot later Betting with a weaker hand to give impression of big hand hoping an opponent will check later free card Disguise use deception to maximize profit against better players OR in small pots.

I’m trying to sort it all out – but unsure if I’ve understand and then interpreted correctly. If anyone can send me links in the forum with additional articles that will help me improve my game I will greatly appreciate. When you slowplay a hand, you are using deception to keep people in for a while in order to make your move in a later round.

Explanation of the fundamental theorem of poker. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game d.sklanwky, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing. Well, we have 3 possible options.

May 5th,5: So I’m trying to drill myself to make those calculations and decisions quicker. Pot Odds Pot odds are the ratio of the current size of the pot to the cost of a contemplated call. Therefore, you would use the opposite strategy you employed with kings up. Repeat these steps until you’re done playing poker. He has written many books on poker, blackjack, and general gambling.

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This particular poker theorem is different to the other ones described on this site, because it is a big general theorem as opposed to a smaller theorem that tells you what to do in X situation. May 10th, Play normal to minimize loss against worse bad players OR in large pots.


I found this somewhat v.sklansky. Just about everything you need to know to get started is in this book–lacking bankroll management, very little personal psychological advice, etc–but those topics don’t belong underneath the theoretical umbrella of this work.

Exposed cards complete information – what is on the board? He has written and contributed to fourteen books on pokerblackjackand general gambling.

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If you have a small bankroll, variance could just kill it, so you have to be more careful. Originally Posted by FailX Do you remember your college Statistics and Probabilities?

Refresh and try again.

You check, and when the player with queens bets, you raise. This is essential if you are moving from Limit to No Limit Poker where the expected odds are quite different.

They are on my to-read list as well. Lists with This Book. April 23rd,6: He jumps games from page to page making it difficult to find a fit one fit all strategy. Also consider this strategy when an opponent to the right bets; raise even with the second-best oof to drive other opponents out.

The most perfect book written on poker theory.

The Fundamental Theorem Of Poker | David Sklansky

In my opinion, the single best book ever written on practical poker theory and strategy. MIT poker theory and analysis.

That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical player.

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