Winning Low-Limit Hold'em, 3rd Edition

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For the last ten years, Winning Low Limit Hold'em has been the reference standard introduction to Texas Hold'em. Experienced hold'em players give this book to their friends who want to learn the game. Recently updated and expanded to include coverage of online poker and no-limit hold'em single-table tournaments, this is the one book that you need to start your hold'em career.
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Overview

For the last ten years, Winning Low Limit Hold'em has been the reference standard introduction to Texas Hold'em. Experienced hold'em players give this book to their friends who want to learn the game. Recently updated and expanded to include coverage of online poker and no-limit hold'em single-table tournaments, this is the one book that you need to start your hold'em career.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886070233
  • Publisher: ConJelCo, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 938,167
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents vi
Foreword viii
Foreword to the First Edition xii
Foreword to the Second Edition xii
Who Should Read This Book? 1
Introduction: Why a Book on Low-Limit Hold'em? 3
Conventions Used in this Book 14
Hold'em: The Game 15
Hold'em Fundamentals 16
Reading the Board 20
Playing Considerations Before the Flop 22
Odds, Pot Odds, and Implied Odds 32
The Typical Low-Limit Hold'em Game 37
Quiz on Preliminary Chapters 40
Answers to Quiz on Preliminary Chapters 42
Play of the Hand from Deal to Showdown 45
Playing Pre-Flop in Early Position 46
Playing Pre-Flop in Middle Position 49
Playing Pre-Flop in Late Position 54
Playing Pre-Flop in the Blind Positions 59
Trash Hands and How to Avoid Them 63
Deception in Pre-Flop Play 66
The Pre-Flop Raising War 69
Quiz on Pre-Flop Play 71
Answers to Quiz on Pre-Flop Play 74
Introduction to Play on the Flop 77
The Importance of the Check-Raise 80
Playing When You Flop a Pair 84
Pocket Pairs on the Flop 91
Playing When You Flop Two Pair 94
Playing When You Flop Trips 102
Playing When You Flop a Straight or Flush Draw 109
Playing When You Flop a Complete Hand 118
Playing When You Flop Two Overcards 125
Playing When the Flop Misses You 128
Free Cards and the Importance of Position 130
Confrontations on the Flop 134
Play on the Turn 139
Play on the River 145
Quiz on Post-Flop Play 153
Answers to Quiz on Post-Flop Play 156
Tournaments, the Internet and the "Sit & Go" 159
Tournaments 160
Poker, Computers, and the Internet 162
The No-Limit Sit-and-Go: Introduction 178
The No-Limit Sit-and-Go: Strategy 183
The No-Limit Sit-and-Go: Miscellaneous 203
Quiz on the No-Limit Hold'em Sit-and-Go 213
Answers to Quiz on the No-Limit Sit-and-Go 217
Miscellaneous Topics, Bibliography, Glossary, Index 221
Player Stereotypes 222
Bluffing and Implicit Collusion 226
Spread-Limit Games 230
Rakes and Tokes 233
Bankroll Considerations 236
Tips for Playing in a Public Cardroom 239
Discipline 242
Folding 246
Barry Tanenbaum's "Ten Common Errors" 248
Conclusion 250
Afterword 252
Bibliography 253
Glossary 257
Index 270
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2006

    Great read, and sound advice

    This was the very first poker book I picked up when I decided I wanted to improve my game, and it was probably the best decision I could have made. While not without its drawbacks, the book is very clearly written and provides an outstanding introduction to many poker concepts. The book does have its critics though, who argue that the recommended playing style is too passive and while I agree with this characterization, I think it¿s important to keep in mind the author¿s target audience. The seasoned poker player probably won¿t find much of value here, but as an only recreational player, I found that it improved my game immensely. After a few months of mastering the techniques, though, you¿ll be ready to move on to more advanced books such as Sklansky and Malmuth¿s. Nonetheless, the material here helped turn me into a winning player at the lower limit Atlantic City games, and against the terrible players that can be found playing online these days ¿ following up on another post here about sign-up bonus codes, I found that pokercroaker.com keeps their bonus codes updated, if you¿re going to start playing online. When you want to move up in limits, you¿ll probably want to pick up Hold¿em Poker for Advanced Players or Small Stakes Hold¿em, which advocate more aggressive play, but for any and all low to moderate stakes games, this book gives great advice.

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