The Theory of Poker has ratings and 67 reviews. Stephen said: to stars. In my opinion, the single best book ever written on practical poker. Review of The Theory of Poker, written by David Sklansky. Kings up is a fairly good hand but not a great hand, and you’d like to get everybody out so they. The Theory of Poker. Ву. David Sklansky Chapter Three: The Fundamental Theorem of Poker 17 .. book Sklansky on Poker Theory, written by David Sklansky and . poker champion, has said he’d bust his own grandmother if she was in.

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David Sklansky

They are on my to-read list as well. This is not a book for beginners, who, if reading for or mostly for tips on Texas Hold ’em, should start by reading the Harrington on Hold ’em books first. Let’s say on Fourth Street in seven-card theort someone bets with. I’ve known longtime poker players myself included that were so confused when first playing Omaha pkoer it took several attempts at playing before the game clicked.

I tried to play it on https: So, I guess, this book can help me.

Sklansky takes a very mathmatical approach to the games. Definitely a foundation among poker books, although I wish it had more hold’em specific dd.sklansky.

There were a few minor things that bothered me about this book. However, they are not identical. Win the Big Pots Right Away When a player is in a had where the pot that has become large, he should strive to win the pot right away. When you plan to check raise, you should always keep in mind that you could be making a serious, double-edged mistake if you check and no one bets behind you.


During live in-person play I find that I can calculate the pot odds themselves fairly quickly; however, I am sometimes slow to calculate the chance to improve for comparison.

After a while, you can sort of remember the odds of drawing a flush, a straight, All of the strategy articles on Texas Hold’em and on any other poker variant basically tries to help you play as closely to the fundamental theorem of poker based on the limited information that you have on your opponents.

The Fundamental Theorem Of Poker

Repeat these gheory until you’re done playing poker. If you can play poker with the intention of playing as closely as you can to the way you would play if you could see all of your opponents’ cards, you will do well. There are still cards to come out IS a math problem – you must evaluate your chances to improve and compare that to the pot odds to determine your action These are some of the factors that should be taken into consideration: Originally Posted by Eric Salvador.

If you’ve only ever played hold’em tournaments with your friends, you’ll learn even more.

In order to have the aforementioned discussion about odds ratios you have to know what the probability of various things happening are. He has written and contributed to fourteen books on pokerblackjackand general gambling. Also, if you haven’t played d.sklansmy poker hands this book will seem like gibberish or worse convince you never to play poker because of the complexity.

The Fundamental Theorem Of Poker | David Sklansky

Am I thinking about this incorrectly? I too have been playing a long time and just jumped in, got loads of books but didn’t really put enough into them to really benefit. Following is my working list that I’d like to make better so that it sticks to my memory and I can put the information to use.


It doesn’t matter whether you win any given hand, or whether you get busted out of a game by a bad beat – it matters that you play correctly, which means a positive expectation over the long term.

This is, of course, lf masterwork, so why only 4 stars? There is not a bit of advice I remember from it. Slowplaying, which we discuss in more detail tgeory the next chapter, is playing your hand in a way that gives your opponents no idea of its strength. May 13th, David Sklansky is known on the poker circuit as “the Mathematician” and this book is considered one of the fundamental texts for serious students of the game, still recommended to new players despite its age.

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We stand to make more from the hand through deception, so calling has a greater expected value throry raising. May 5th,8: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Check raising is checking your hand with the intention of raising on the same round after an opponent bets.

Even Doyle had to stop playing that style after he wrote the book. If yes, this is an awesome idea! April 26th,9: I apparently get very bored very quickly reading about math.

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