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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Drl to Read Currently Reading Read. He returned to Teaneck and passed multiple Society of Actuaries exams by the time he was 20, and worked for an actuarial firm.

The Theory of Poker uses a lot of mathematics to discuss what strategy to use given you and your opponents equity and pot odds. One of the salient facts lz this book is that Sklansky discusses poker strategy in the context of many variations, such as razz, stud, and draw poker. Looks like a book for beginners as it covers many different games Jazz, Stud Omaha not to mention Texas Holdem etc. Jun 11, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book makes that quite clear. As for poker, it’s indispensable.

It skpansky every aspect of the poker, and is inspiring in many ways. It’s too complicated for beginners, who would only benefit by reading the book over and over again.

But again, these are minor complaints. If you want to understand the game of poker, start by reading this. If you don’t know the nuances of those games you can go to the end of the book where the rules are explained. Apr 11, Justin Yeary rated it it was amazing Teoriz If you love poker, it’s still boring as hell but you need to read this.

I read Gus Hansen’s book the year it came out. Great book for beginner to intermediate players with detailed thought processes. I enjoy playing 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. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing.


The Theory of Poker

This book takes a very mathematical approach to poker, though it does not dive deeply into probability theory or even more esoteric topics I have seen some poker math books cover. David Sklansky is known on the poker circuit as “the Mathematician” and this book is considered one of the fundamental texts for serious students of the game, still recommended to new players despite its age.

Ditto what just about all the other reviewers have said. The chapter on game theory is the most complex.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky

He jumps games from page to page making it difficult to find a fit one fit all strategy. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Very little humor or entertainment of any sort, just a lot of great theory.

This was the first poker book recommended to me by an avid nonprofessional poker player who happens to be a sklansly. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies.

Open Preview See a Problem? Since I wasn’t sitting at a poker table as I read through, I accept that I should have taken better notes and will probably have sklajsky pick up the book should I ever decide I am serious about improving my playing. The book is exactly what everyone says it is. Sklansky’s famous Fundamental Theorem of Poker is laid out in this book and explained in great detail.

This isn’t to say Sklansky doesn’t talk about game play ppoker all. The explanations are clear and detailed, and the dell is actually pretty engaging for a two hundred book that is basically a lecture about odds ratios.


Originally posted at Wisdom of the olds. Jul 26, Tom Stamper rated it it was amazing. It is strongly emphasized how poker is a game of mistakes and that as long as you can induce mistakes from your opponents while avoiding them yourself, you will be a consistent winner in the long run.

Cloutier, and Mike Sexton, and then finally overcoming Doyle Brunson. Apr 24, Steven Ramirez rated it it was amazing. Like most classic books, this is reference book that needs to be read periodically if you are serious about becoming a better poker player, because as one reviewer put it, all of your competition has read it and will use that knowledge against you.

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I read Harrington 1 also highly recommended first then dove into Sklansky. Well, it’s a very theory-heavy book, and while I found the theory important and useful, I’d rate this as a book that every poker player should read and know, but it’s slkansky little short on practical tips for actually sitting at the table, beyond “Know your math and know your theory.

Sep 15, Alex Iltchev rated it liked it Shelves: In order to have the aforementioned discussion about odds ratios you have to know what the probability of various things happening are. 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.

PaperbackFourth Editionpages. He has all of required chapters on pot odds, slowplaying, giving free cards, etc.