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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hold 'em Poker For Advanced Players - A Review

Texas Hold 'em Poker is not something that is not familiar to people any longer these days. As a matter of fact, it has turned out to be a game that has the biggest fans base in the world today. Due to this, there have been quite a few poker guide books published. But one good book that may actually help people win may be the book that is written by David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth entitled Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players.
The book categorizes the starting hands to 8 categories. The book also explains how people should play each category in different situations. The book also emphasizes that raising will give players better chance instead of calling in the conditions where:
  1. There has not been any other player that enters the pot formerly.
  2. The player has got a considerably playable hand.
  3. The player assumes that there is a reasonably good chance - a percentage as low as twenty five may even be fine - that all the players that exist behind them, not excluding the blinds, are quite likely to fold.
Yet, the book also reminds that players should keep in mind that they will be better off calling when either condition 1 or 3 above is not met. But this is exceptional if the player has got best hands and they are supposed to fold the weak hands.
By reading this book, players will also be aware that taking the last turn to take action in a betting round may be very advantageous. Yet, raising the marginal hands may be wise in case the raise may fold the button.
About the Author: Michael Bush is the Webmaster of Strategies and Tools for winning at Small Stakes Limit Texas Holdem

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