Kill Phil: The Fast Track to Success in No-Limit Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments

Kill Phil: The Fast Track to Success in No-Limit Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments

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ISBN-13: 9781935396314
Publisher: Huntington Press
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 892,546
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Blair Rodman made it into the prize money six times and played at three final tables in the 2004 WSOP. He topped it off finishing 54th out of 2,576 players (one spot behind the legendary Doyle Brunson). Blair continued the pace in 2005, making two final tables on the WSOP circuit, finishing second in the World Poker Tour finale at the Reno Hilton for a $327,000 payday, as well as second place at the Ultimate Poker Challenge at the Union Plaza.

Lee Nelson's style is opponent-dependent and varies according to table composition, psychological factors, and the meta-game. Lee, a retired doctor, is skilled at picking up tells and exploiting them. Lee is also a prolific poker-book writer, having co-written Kill Phil, Kill Everyone, and The Raiser's Edge.

Steven Heston is a professor of finance at a prestigious East Coast university who developed option and quantitative-investment models used on Wall Street. He designed the computer models used in Kill Phil and did the optimal departure analysis for Don Schlesinger's Blackjack Attack.

Table of Contents

Foreword-One of the Phils Fires Back xi

Introduction to the New Edition and Important Strategy Updates 1

The Mathematics Behind Kill Phil 9

Let's Kill Phil 15

Part 1 Beginning Considerations

1 The History of Poker Tournaments 31

2 Understanding No-Limit Hold 'Em 37

3 The Benefits of Big-Pot Poker 53

4 Characteristics of Winning No-Limit Tournament Players 59

Part 2 The Kill Phil Beginner Strategies

5 The Basis For The Kill Phil Strategies 67

6 Kill Phil Rookie 73

7 Kill Phil Basic 77

Part 3 The Kill Phil Intermediate Strategies

8 Kill Phil Basic Plus 111

9 Fine-Tuning Kill Phil Basic Plus 129

Part 4 Advanced Kill Phil Strategies

10 Kill Phil Expert 153

11 Kill Phil in Practice 175

12 Attitudes and Latitudes 197

13 Phil is Dead; Long Live Phil 227

Appendix I Poker Hands 231

Appendix II Basics of No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em 233

Appendix III How No-Limit Hold 'Em Tournaments Work 237

Appendix IV Glossary 239

Appendix V Pre-flop Match-Ups 253

Appendix VI Post-flop Match-Ups 255

Appendix VII Probability of Winning a Showdown with A<$>K<$> vs. Black Pairs 257

Appendix VIII Outs 259

Appendix IX Pair Probability 261

Appendix X Deal Formula 263

Appendix XI Recommended Reading and Websites 265

Appendix XII The Kill Phil Strategy Cards 269

Index 281

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