Small Stakes Hold'em by Ed MillerSmall Stakes Hold'em by Ed Miller

Small Stakes Hold'em

byEd Miller, David Skylansky, Mason Mason Malmuth

Paperback | January 1, 2005

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For today's poker players, Texas hold 'em is the game. Every day, tens of thousands of small stakes hold 'em games are played all over the world in homes, card rooms, and on the Internet. These games can be very profitable -- if you play well. But most people don't play well and end up leaving their money on the table. Small Stakes Hold 'em: Winning Big with Expert Play explains everything you need to be a big winner. Unlike many other books about small stakes games, it teaches the aggressive and attacking style used by all professional players. However, it does not simply tell you to play aggressively; it shows you exactly how to make expert decisions through numerous clear and detailed examples. Small Stakes Hold 'em teaches you to think like a professional player. Topics include implied odds, pot equity, speculative hands, position, the importance of being suited, hand categories, counting outs, evaluating the flop, large pots versus small pots, protecting your hand, betting for value on the river, and playing overcards. In addition, after you learn the winning concepts, test your skills with over fifty hand quizzes that present you with common and critical hold 'em decisions. Choose your action, then compare it to the authors' play and reasoning. This text presents cutting-edge ideas in straightforward language. It is the most thorough and accurate discussion of small stakes hold 'em available. Your opponents will read this book; make sure you do, too!
Title:Small Stakes Hold'emFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:8.53 × 5.51 × 0.95 inShipping dimensions:8.53 × 5.51 × 0.95 inPublished:January 1, 2005Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1880685329

ISBN - 13:9781880685327


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Indispensable for the beginner This is an excellent book for taking your limit hold'em game to the next level. It is comprehensive, useful and stands up to multiple readings. It is very difficult to find fault with this lucid, wonderful book. A minor quibble would be that the extremely loose games this book is geared toward are more often found in bricks and mortar casinos rather than online. Still, I wouldn't be without this in my poker library.
Date published: 2006-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely the first poker book you should pick up This book, I believe, is the first one anybody should pick up, if they’re looking to improve their skills at the poker table. It explains concepts far more clearly and concisely than does Sklansky and Malmuth’s Hold’em for Advanced Players, which I – like most readers, I think –had a fairly hard time getting through the first time I picked it up. There is nothing that stands out as a noticeable shortcoming, although I think that readers may initially have a little trouble getting comfortable with the more aggressive style of play the book recommends. That being said, aggressive play is essential to improving your poker skills. The sections on post-flop play are outstanding; in fact that’s probably the most important piece of advice I internalized from this book: there are so many books and websites out there that devote tons of time to laying out preflop charts and guidelines, when post-flop play is exponentially more complex and important. I think readers still may not be equipped to handle the tougher games against super-aggressive opponents, but this book will go a long way toward helping you clean up against your buddies at your next poker night, or in the internet poker rooms – I was initially hesitant about doing the online thing, but you can find some free money sign-up bonus codes floating around the internet that will make it worthwhile…I find that updates their codes frequently. Bottom line is that this is where I recommend all of my friends begin their reading; by far the best and most concisely written book I’ve read on the topic.
Date published: 2005-10-01