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. Hold ’em Poker For Advanced Players by David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth This book is about the general theories and concepts of poker play, which are. The Theory of Poker. Ву. David Sklansky. A product of Two Plus Two Publishing. FOURTH EDITION. SIXTH PRINTING. October Printing and Binding.

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Discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw highseven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball draw, and razz seven-card lowball stud.

The Theory of Poker

They teach you the game and the proper play to lose less money over the course of your session. Apr 24, Steven Ramirez rated it it tworia amazing. Somebody who got this book from the library before me did go over it with a pencil, but some people have, like, no manners.

This is an excellent introduction into the mechanics of good poker play.

He has all of required chapters on pot odds, slowplaying, giving free cards, etc. There were a few minor things that bothered me about this book. What I realized is that the information is so ingrained in how I play now that it’s hard to remember the player I use to be.

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Apr 03, Michel rated it really liked it Shelves: I grew tired of seeing it sklahsky in books where skilled poker players became quantitative masterminds, so I picked it up. It’s entertaining as all get out. May 10, Shaun rated it liked it. Once you have the basics down you must read this book. Players of all ages and skill levels would benefit from reading Theory of Poker. Many poker books are interesting and even fun to read.


In general, although One of the salient facts about this book is that Sklansky discusses poker strategy in the context of many variations, such as razz, stud, and draw poker.

This book makes that quite clear.

I apparently get very bored very quickly reading about math. Apr 11, Justin Yeary rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great book for beginner to intermediate players with detailed thought processes. I mean, stochastic distribution, Poisson law, that sort of things? I’ve known longtime poker players myself included that were so confused when first playing Omaha that it took several attempts at playing sklansoy the game clicked.

You’ll learn all kinds of stuff if you’ve never really studied poier thought deeply about the game.

Overall if I could only recommend to you read just one poker book, this would be the one. One thing that is teorai is i I enjoy skkansky poker with friends at very low stakes and have won some money playing Texas Hold-em at Casinos and on a cruise and thought that I was pretty smart. For certain poker events, you can calculate these things readily. Much of this book is psychological, much of it is mathmatical, much of it is an expansion of the later chapters in Sklansky’s other books, things like bluffing, check raising and specific moves are discussed in greater detail.


But again, these are minor complaints. It talks about pot odds and effective odds and ante structure and on and on. From Beginner to Winner by Lou Krieger and play some low limit to get experience and then try Sklansky again. teoira

If you play, minimize your maximum loss and get the book, pronto. One drawback is Sklansky uses examples from games like 5-card draw, 7-card stud, and razz lowball as much as holdem. The general advice of these books is to only play premium hands which is great advice for a novice, but not a long term solution to winning money.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When a friend recently asked me to recommend the best book on poker I said The Theory of Poler without even plker. As for poker, it’s indispensable.