The Theory of Poker (Revised)
David Sklansky (Author)
DescriptionDiscusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold 'em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing. Many of today's top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don't, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the best book ever written on poker.
Two Plus Two Pub.
July 01, 1999
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
David Sklansky is the author of 14 books about poker, gambling, and strategy. His best known book, The Theory of Poker, which was written about 40 years ago, is still considered the most important book on the subject. Sklansky has won three World Series of Poker bracelets along with dozens of other poker tournaments as well as other types of gambling tournaments. He has consulted with several casino companies and is the holder of five patents. In addition, he invented the game that was to become Caribbean Stud and testified in front of Clinton s Presidential Gambling Commission. He s still generally considered the number one authority on gambling theory and attributes his standing in the gambling community to the following three facts: 1. The fact that he presents his ideas as simply as possible (sometimes with another author) even though these ideas frequently involve concepts that are deep, subtle, and not to be found elsewhere. 2. The fact that David s teachings have proven to be accurate. 3. The fact that to this day a large portion of his income is still derived from gambling (usually poker, but occasionally blackjack, sports betting, horses, video games, casino promotions, or casino tournaments). Thus, those who depend on David s advice know that he still depends on it himself.