Tournament Poker and the Art of War

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780818406478
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 809,412
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

David Apostolico has won tournaments in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and online, and has finished in the money at the U.S. Poker Championships. He competes in dozens of tournaments every year, from low buy-ins to events on the WSOP circuit, and is the author of Tournament Poker and The Art of War and Machiavellian Poker Strategy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2005

    Bring it on!

    This book really got me thinking about a few things in my game that I never considered before. I read The Art of War at least once a year and the author did a great job of applying it to poker tournaments. The Art of War is a difficult text and the author interprets it in a useful and easy to comprehend way. I caution that this is not a 'how to' book but rather a book to help improve your tournament play. I can't wait to get to my next tournament!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2005

    From the Department of Redundancy Department

    I decided to buy this book because my company is sponsoring a No Limit Hold 'Em Tournament for clients and salespeople, and I want to win it (or at least place in the money). I play a lot of poker and I am a pretty good player (but not from watching Celebrity Poker on Bravo), but I don't play many tournaments. I was hoping to pick up some tips to sharpen my tournament game, and this title caught my eye. There is some useful information contained within, and the author seemed to know his subject well, but there were only a few main ideas that were repeated over and over and over and over, ad nauseum. I thought the author actually tried to get too cute by trying to relate tournament poker to the Chinese philosophical text The Art of War. The parallels hold up in some cases, but not so well in others, and again the author repeats himself to distraction (see -- now I'm repeating myself -- it must be contagious!). I wish I decided instead to read the tournament section of Super System 2, or Win Your Way Into Big Money Hold 'Em Tournaments. Too late, my tournament is tomorrow. Oh well, see you at the final table.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2005

    A new approach

    This book is different from any other poker book I've read. It takes age-old war strategy and applies it to no-limit holdem tournaments. The discussion of pre-tourney preparation and mental discipline during the tourney is first-rate. Also, by illustrating Sun-Tzu's principles with examples of actual hands, the author makes it easy for even novice players to grasp his points. I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to start playing no-limit tournaments, as well as veterans trying to reach the next level.

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