Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You About Winning Hold'em Poker

Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You About Winning Hold'em Poker

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by Lou Krieger, Sheree Bykofsky, Lo Krieger
     
 

It takes a special book to take a player to the next level, and this is that book. —Amy Calistri, Poker School Online

While other highly touted books on hold'em poker offer enough tips to turn a committed beginner into a moderately successful player, none offers the strategies needed to turn an experienced player into a consistent winner—until

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It takes a special book to take a player to the next level, and this is that book. —Amy Calistri, Poker School Online

While other highly touted books on hold'em poker offer enough tips to turn a committed beginner into a moderately successful player, none offers the strategies needed to turn an experienced player into a consistent winner—until now. This guide even goes one step further by exposing exactly what the pros don't want you to know. "My only worry is that they have given away too much information." —Matt Lessinger, author of The Book of Bluffs

Revealed within these pages are the actual techniques—equally effective for virtually all poker games—that professional gamblers use to win consistently. You'll find out how to quickly recognize and capitalize on betting patterns, how to develop a table image that pays big dividends, advanced bank management techniques, and why the cards you hold are often less important than the way you play them, plus:

   • Why folding more can lead to winning more

   • How betting limits dramatically impact the way you should play your hands

   • Why women have an innate edge

   • Telltale signs to look for when choosing a casino table

   • Why it's smarter to be the one who bets and not the sucker who calls

"Easy to understand, helpful, and fun to read." —Dave Scharf, author of Winning at Poker Take that next step—armed with the secrets of the pros!

A popular columnist for several magazines, including Bluff and Fifth Street, the newspaper The Nevada Sunday, as well as the author of seven top-selling books on poker, Lou Krieger is one of gaming's biggest names. In 2000, he was dubbed "one of the most influential gaming writers of the past hundred years" by Casino Journal—an honor bestowed on only four others worldwide.

Sheree Bykofsky has been the winner or first runner-up in hundreds of poker tournaments, both in casinos and online, and won a seat as a participant in the 2004 World Series of Poker. She is also a literary agent and the author of more than twenty books, as well as countless articles on a variety of subjects, which have appeared in major magazines and newspapers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780818406591
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.35(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Sheree Bykofsky, the founder and owner of the Sheree Bykofsky Literary Agency, has written and represented hundreds of successful titles over her long publishing career. She regularly teaches university courses on publishing and speaks at writers’ conferences across the country.

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Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You About Winning Hold'em Poker 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent addition to most poker players' libraries would be this new release from Lou Krieger and Sheree Bykofsky, an effort that meets the high standards of Krieger's other efforts. 'Secrets' is aimed squarely at the intermediate poker player, and focuses on limit-style ring games, though much of its advice is universal. Broken down into a series of focused topics --- from psychological concepts, to bankroll and image concerns to easy ways to handle the poker math you need --- the book is at is best as a counterpoint to other books, such as those by Sklansky. The difference is in the approach. Sklansky is a poker 'instructor' who gathers the information and deals it out from the top level down, focusing on the concepts themselves, whereas Krieger and Bykofsky stand here as poker 'teachers,' fitting their communications into a form well suited for their target audience. If you struggle conceptually with a Sklansky/Malmuth-type release, then by all means rush to pick up this release. You may find those tricky game concepts magically popping into place.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If knowing the correct starting hands to play was all it took to play winning poker, we would all be winning players. This book goes into detail on playing your opponents, in spite of and because of the two cards in your starting hand. The best chapter, in my opinion, is the one titled Minimal Math. It was also the hardest. I had to read it several time. However, at the conclusion I had a good understanding of how the math works, and how I could apply it to each hand I play in effect, having the mechanics to play high percentage poker. A lot of the points in the book were not secrets. They had been mentioned in other poker books I have read. What made this book good study material is that the authors did not merely ¿mention¿ playing tips they gave clear explanations as to why the pros play the way they do. For me, the book is well worth the time involved in reading it. It is not light reading. It is a text book for serious poker study.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good information, laid out well. I've been playing for a couple years, and found new information that I can use. Quick, easy ready and is a good book to add your collection.