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In my never ending quest to improve my poker playing ability I read various poker books. One of my latest reads was Kill Phil. I was under the impression that Phil Hellmuth had written this book. I certainly respect Mr. Hellmuth accomplishment in poker. So I thought I would see what he had to say.
I picked up the book without checking contents and later found that he wrote a forward for the book, but not the book. One of my earlier reads was a book by David Sklansky on advance strategies for t In my never ending quest to improve my poker playing ability I read various poker books.
One of my earlier reads was a book by David Sklansky on advance strategies for tournament play. In this book Sklansky described how he developed a formula for play that would allow a complete novice to hold there own in a major poker tournament.
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The Strategy boiled down to shoving all in with certain hole cards and not playing any other hands. The Novice player lasted a considerable time in the tournament until she ran into pocket Aces with a lower pair. This strategy is the basis for this book and has been expanded upon some what.
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The book explains that for the most part the average player is no match for a seasoned tournament player. This strategy negates their advantage in post flop play. The problem is that an all in strategy works every time except the last.
So modifications needed to be made. The book defines status in the tournament by the relationship of your chip stack to the cost per round.
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In the beginning of play you have your buy in amount and and the blinds are small. So the cost per round if you do not get involved in any hand is 75 chips. With a stack of 10, you can afford to sit and wait. You have a huge stack as compared to the cost per round. Based upon this relationship you only play certain hands. AA and KK and you shove all in.
As the tournament progresses the cost per round increases. The blinds go up and the antes increase. By questioning your decisions, you will be able to progress as a poker player and increase your profits at the table. This book teaches you everything you need to know whether you are a beginner or an experienced poker player:. Phil Shaw will guide you through the early, middle and late stages of play, with clear explanations of the strategies required for success at each.
The World Series of Poker is the longest standing poker tournament in the world. This book chronicles 52 of the games finer moments. The collection serves as a reminder of how the WSOP has evolved to its current state and the impact history has played in defining each moment. Kill Phil introduces a strategy that allows even absolute beginners to compete against the best players in the world.
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To be successful in Texas No-Limit Holdem, you must be able to master proper hand selection, appropriate aggression, bluffing, semi-bluffing, understanding tells and telegraphs, choosing the right games, and reading hands. Many people know how to play properly, but play poorly. Learning strategy does not mean that you will apply it correctly. You will learn strategic adjustments to improve your results against different kinds of players that will help you to play better and enjoy the game more.
Arnold Snyder modifies his loose-aggressive fast tournament strategies from his first book to bigger buy-in events. The book also covers optimal satellite strategy, Sit-N-Go strategy, methods for estimating tournament win rate and edge, plus:. These stories teach, inspire and make you laugh.
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