- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (14 May 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434892220
- ISBN-13: 978-1434892225
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,577,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves: Expert Plays For No-Limit Tournaments Paperback – 14 May 2008
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About the Author
Mitchell is the author of Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves, Play Razz Poker to Win and Tournament Poker for Donkeys (Kindle). His books are written for beginning and intermediate level poker player who want to improve their results and to do so faster than they thought possible.
Top Customer Reviews
What I especially like about this book is how Cogert combines personal experience (he's a very good player who has, among other things, won the Northern California Championship for no-limit hold'em in 2002) with knowledge from books and from watching some of the top pros. His basic point is that to get beyond the bubble in no-limit tournaments you have to be willing to take risks. Nobody ever won a big no limit tournament who didn't gamble, and some of the most spectacular wins (Chris Moneymaker in 2003 and Jamie Gold in 2006) came about after some really wild rick taking! The plain fact is that in any tournament luck is a huge factor. You can increase your luck (or decrease it!) by taking chances. What is taking a chance? It means not playing "scared poker." Yes, it will happen that 65 percent of the time an overcard to your pocket jacks will fall on the flop (as Cogert explains in the appendix on "Most frequently asked poker questions"). And yes, pocket rockets tend in no-limit to win a lot of small pots, but when they get cracked, they drain your chips seriously--although people tend to forget that some of the biggest pots are won when pocket aces improve, or when somebody decides to make a stand with a painted pair.Read more ›
The 101 moves is probably more like 91 since a few of them are repeated to fit into the book's structure of following the action, i.e. pre-flop, post-flop, turn and river, but I guess 101 sounds better and there's still plenty here to chew over.
For those who emphasize the importance of hand examples, each suggested play is backed up by case studies and there's a sprinkling of anectodes too, which add to the book's easy-to-read feel.
As it says on the back "If you take a way just one winning play from this book, it will pay for itself many times over". That may be something of an exageration, however it is fair to say that this book should get you thinking about the different ways you can play a hand and that can only improve your play and your profits.
I do play a lot and have read some very advanced books so I do know a lot of things already. If you don't play much, havent read many books it might help you out. But, I would say read Harrington if you aren't experienced, and Kill Everyone and/or Kill Phil if you know more.
This book does have some awful advice, example, one of the moves is "turn up late after the first 2 levels", because, apparently, in the first few levels people play loose and you won't get into trouble if you aren't there. Complete and utter rubbish.
There are so many far far better books that you really shouldn't waste money or time on this!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
This book is full of practical advice you can use right away. It basically tells you the "tricks of the trade" used by the pros extract chips from the rest of us. The "trick" is that the pros know that big hands are rare, so most likely, their opponents do not have a hand they're very confident in. These techniques work on that theory, but they let YOU be the one extracting the chips.
This book is well worth the little bit it costs. If nothing else, it will let you know what other players have been doing to you.
Some interesting tips behind the lines and a good reminder of important situations.
The book deals with hands and not with strategy ( even if there are some clues when short-stacked ).
It is quite noticeable that the author sometimes recommends folding ( yes that happens ! ) even it is not a winning move
i plan on using as much as i can remember. a must have for a serious money poker tournament player