One Terrific New Book; Two Terrific Upcoming Guests

by Lou on March 29, 2008

Last Thursday, March 27, my guest on Keep Flopping Aces, my Internet radio show that broadcasts every Thursday night at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (9 p.m. EST) on Rounder’s Radio, was Nick Christenson, who along with Russ Fox authored the just-released book Winning Strategies for No-Limit Hold’em.

The book is incredibly well-written, which makes it easily understandable for all readers, including those players who are just beginning to make the transition form fixed-limit to no-limit cash games.

Thei authors overriding themes are that every hand tells a story, and that astute players need to base strategic decisions on stories as they unfold at the poker table. They also discuss playing styles, the immense differences between no-limit games with a capped buy-in and those that are deep-stack games, and playing small-ball poker

The other major theme is bet sizing, a topic they devote 70 pages to, and it’s well worth reading. I have no vested interest in this book, but it is a terrific addition to the poker literature and is a book that all no-limit players ought to read.

Winning Strategies for No-Limit Hold’em is one of the best poker books I’ve come across in a long time, and I highly recommend it. You can go to and listen to my interview with Nick Christenson.

This week, April 3, my guests will be the First Lady of Poker, Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher (pictured at a press conference in Singapore a few weeks ago). There’s almost nothing the tow of them haven’t done in the poker world, playing, dealing, tournament directing, winning a WSOP bracelet, publishing a magazine, running a poker cruise business, and they’re now involved in bringing poker to Asia.

I’ve know Linda and Jan for nearly 20 years, so this should be a terrific show—with a look down memory land as well as a look into poker crystal ball for what the future holds.

Tune in. You’ll enjoy it.

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