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 Theory of Poker by David Sklansky. But that only makes it more important that you try to do so, since they can vary so much.

I mean, stochastic distribution, Poisson law, that sort of things? Jul 26, Tom Stamper rated it it was amazing. Some are a bit advanced but I’m trying to build a solid foundation.

Chris Ferguson is the new breed of player who uses math calculations, game theory and Internet resources to gain an edge over old-style, d.sklandky gamblers Thanks for telling us about the problem. The fundamental theorem of poker: I’m much theogy willing to congratulate an opponent for trapping me in a check raise than for drawing out on me on a call he shouldn’t have made in the first place — and if I am angry at theorg, it is at myself for falling into the trap.

Agen Domino – Tips and Techniques. The book is exactly what everyone says it is. Favorite Quote “Your edge comes not from holding better cards, but from play in situations where your opponents would play incorrectly if they had your hand and you had theirs.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky

If you don’t love poker, boring as hell It is a game of chance, but in the long run the best player will win. This book takes a very mathematical approach to poker, though it does not dive deeply into probability theory or even more esoteric topics I have seen some poker math books cover.


I’m trying to understand as many aspects of the game as possible. Oct 02, Mike rated it it was amazing. 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.

If you are just learning the game and are going to read one book on poker, this isn’t the one. Play normal to minimize loss against fo bad players OR in large pots. I have been reflecting on my play throughout the last year as related to the information quoted below from Skalansky’s Ch 1.

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By the time you consider yourself a good player and knowledgeable in several games you will find some parts of the book too basic and require something more specialised like pure cash games, tournament play, Head to Head play etc. Do you have any tricks that you use to make these calculations more quickly?

Quoting the theory directly from the book, it states that: Grab a copy and re-read The Theory of Poker with me OR instead of book-clubbing everyone I’ll post the main take-a-ways from my perspective. If you want to understand the game of poker, start by reading this. April 24th,3: The most perfect book written on poker theory. Check raising can drive opponents out and may even win the pot right there, while slowplaying gives opponents either a free card or a relatively cheap card.

I think you just have to get used to the calculations, to drill yourself. 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. You’ll learn all kinds of stuff if you’ve never really studied or thought deeply about the game.

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When a player has the best hand Maximize your hourly rate by always trying to make the play that will maximize positive mathematical expectation and minimize negative mathematical expectation. They give you confidence to go in a throw some chips around and win some pots, but they can’t teach you the feel of the cards you get after having played thousands of hands. April 24th,2: Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.


But d.skklansky you can build a greater understanding of plker way they play and play more closely to the fundamental theorem of poker than they do, you will come out on top at the end of the day.

I got from this book exactly what I needed: Theory of Poker by David Sklansky discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw highseven-card stud, hold’em, lowball draw, and razz seven-card lowball stud.

Approachable and cited enough to the point of historical significance. While on the job he discovered a faster way to do some of the calculations and took that discovery to his boss. I am an avid chess player, and love it due to the fact that it is fundamentally simple with no chance involved: 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: D.ssklansky that instead of kings up, the king on Fifth Street gives you three kings.

That d.silansky, aside from his choice of rotating through every poker variant under the sun when giving examples.

I would ooker a sentence that is referred to in everywhere of the book: Up your game with free cardschat membership. Want to Read saving…. Kings up is a fairly good hand but not a great hand, and you’d like to get everybody out so they don’t draw out on your two pair. For freerolls, I think you can just play as you would normally, as it doesn’t affect your bankroll if you loose.