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No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice Paperback – 30 May 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Two Plus Two Pub. (30 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188068537X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880685372
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.4 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Sklansky is generally considered the number one authority on gambling in the world today. Besides his twelve books on the subject, David also has produced two videos and numerous writings for various gaming publications.

More recently David has been doing consulting work for casinos and gaming companies. He has recently invented several casino games including Hold em Challenge and All In Hold em.

David attributes his standing in the gambling community to three facts:
1. The fact that he presents his ideas as simply as possible (sometimes with Mason Malmuth) even though these ideas frequently involve concepts that are deep, subtle, and not to be found elsewhere.
2. The fact that what he articulates can be counted on to be accurate.
3. The fact that for many years a large portion of his income was derived from gambling (usually poker, but occasionally blackjack, sports betting, horses, video games, casino promotions, or casino tournaments).
There is little doubt that the majority of the successful poker players today attribute a great deal of their success to reading and studying David s books.


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I would say this poker book is quite a bit more advanced than other books i have read (Harrington's, Brunson) so is most useful to read after the others.

The only problem i would mention is that it tends to focus on deep stacked games (200xBB) and all the live games i can find in the UK tend to very small stacked (20xBB).

The ideas are great however and i'd recommend it to the more experienced players.

If youre starting out and wanting to start taking poker more serious i'd read Sklansky's Theory of Poker then the 3 Harringtons in order. Then this.
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I've been playing online for several months and deliberately avoided books to see how well I could do without them and let my natural style develop.

Then I plateaued, so I thought it was time to read. The first few books I picked up seemed to state the obvious (obvious after 6 months of playing) but this book has really taken me to the next step.

It's a straight forward read but not at all boring. It covers most if not all of the different aspects you need to master to become a great player. It's not a receipe book but an awareness book. In other words it doesn't tell you what to do but what to look for how to look for it. Then decision making just flows from there...
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This is a no nonsense book which applies logic to ones action. The authors question and disect every possible move available useing a series of equations and probabilities which wont be to everyone's liking. If you want a book that shows you how to play and when to play without thinking too hard and for too long, then this isn't for you. For me, I had to re-read several pages each time to understand such details and I have been playing for over a year. However this book does make you think about the options available in any given situation from bet sizes, positional play to bluffin and raising. It is a book on theory and the logic on your actions or omissions, not a book on pratical play. This book is for people with a sound grasp of poker knowledge, meaning that you will have an understanding of the language of poker already.
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Not entirely sure about this book. I think it's the first no-limit book written by Miller who is a limit geek - and it really shows. It reads like he's taken all the limit concepts he knows and has a applied them to NL. I guess this is interesting as it is a particular way of looking at things but I'm not convinced that a lot of the stuff is what you should really be thinking about, or at least are not the main priorities whilst playing NL.

Although it's touted as been "deep" and "complicated" I didn't think it was. Sure you get lots of EV calcs but he didn't need to do them on the pages - the results would have done. it's not like one does those calcs at the table anyway. Some topics are very shallow. He talks about pot control but really just says - big pots for big hands and visa versa. So how are we supposed to keep the pot down in a QQ reraised hand against a guy who's just called our flop bet? What are the issues here?

I also found a lot of it is stating the obvious and making it seem insightful by offering a maths basis to it.
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