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This review is from: Doyle Brunson's Super System: A Course in Power Poker! (Paperback)
Before I begin to praise this book I'll give you an insight on the world class poker players who collaborated it. Doyle Brunson is one of the of the most skilful poker players ever to have lived. He won the Poker World Series in the consecutive years of 1976 and 1977 and decided to write 'Super System' to inform other players of all kind about the complex game we call "Poker". A few of the other excellent players who helped to produce this book are Mike Caro, David Slansky and Bobby Baldwin.
Now you know a little bit about the authors I'll tell you a bit about the content of this ingenious book. Firstly there is a brief introduction which tells Brunson's life story and poker career. Then the power poker courses begin. Draw Poker followed by Seven-Card stud, then Lowball and High-Low Split. Finally Brunson presents us with twin courses in Hold'em: Limit and No-Limit. In all of these Power Poker courses all aspects of poker are revealed such as reading opponents, bluffing, raising, use of position, aggressive play and many more. They truly are super systems! (Throughout these sections, Doyle continuously makes references to interesting past poker situations, often when some sort of problem arises. However he always supplies us with a solution). One of the important factors that is stressed during the book is that you should always play Power Poker - You'll definitely end up being the winner.
Many argue that this is the best book on poker ever written. To be honest, after reading it for yourself you'll be the one doing the arguing. As Doyle Brunson once said: "The key to No-Limit is to put my opponent to a decision for all his chips." Don't worry you'll know what he means after you've read the book!