Lou Krieger wrote Hold'em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner,
he aimed it squarely at beginners and low-limit Hold'em players.
His goal was simple: To provide enough information for them to
beat typical low-limit games found in card casinos all across
book, MORE Hold'em Excellence: A Winner for Life, goes
a few steps further. Of course there's ample information for beginning
players too. The chapters entitled What's Important In Winning
Poker, Solid Foundations, An Absolute Beginner's Guide, and At
the Starting Line offer a wealth of information to guide newcomers
from kitchen table card games to poker as it is played in card
casinos. He's even included an updated Start-Chart, a unique tool
that simplifies deciding which of your two-card starting combinations
are playable, and which should be discarded. Since the Start-Chat
is probably the single most important Hold'em learning tool to
be released in years, he's included it here, too, this time in
an easy-to-read four-color format.
MORE Hold'em Excellence goes beyond the basics: it takes
you into the mind and decision-making processes of professional
poker players by providing solid information and advice on a broad
spectrum of sophisticated topics.
this book and you'll learn about the most common mistakes made
by Hold'em players, and how you can take advantage of them. You'll
learn how to play in loose, aggressive games - the kind you'll
find at lower limits in most card casinos. You'll learn why taking
what they give you is often more important than trying to impose
your will on the opposition.
learn why aggressive play is absolutely essential for winning,
as well as why it is equally important to temper your aggression
with selectivity. Passive players are losing players. It's
that simple. So are maniacs, those ram-it, jam-it players
who fling their chips at the pot with equal vigor - never mind
whether they have good hands, bad hands, or anything in between
- until they have no chips left to fire. Many players are apprehensive
when there are maniacs at their tables. But you'll learn how to
take advantage of their wild play and win more money in the process.
learn about tells, those nonverbal declarations of hand
strength that your opponents toss your way all the time. All you
have to do is learn to recognize the signs and interpret them.
You'll also learn when the game you select is critical to your
chances of winning. So is choosing the right seat. There are players
you'd prefer to have on your right, so they have to act before
you do, and others you'd rather have on your left. You'll learn
how seat selection can increase your winnings.
you want to become a winner for life, you'll have to learn to
monitor your own play, to correct problems - and to capitalize
on opportunities found along the way. Learn about luck, and developing,
maintaining, and communicating an image at the poker table. There
are suggestions aimed at helping you decide whether becoming a
professional poker player is right for you.
book is packed with money-making tips and skill-building tools.
But underlying all of this is a much more important concept: the
lessons of poker are the lessons of life. It's not without reason
that poker occupies an almost mythical position at the core of
the American character. Self-reliant, creative, iconoclastic,
disciplined, striving, honest, fun-loving, strong, resolute, and
achievement-oriented: We the people like to think of ourselves
as possessed with all these qualities.
you ready to "Shuffle up and deal"? Then order
your copy of MORE Hold'em Excellence: A Winner for Life