Hold’em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner

  • List Price: $19.95
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Date: Sept 8, 2000 (2nd Edition)
  • Publisher: ConJelCo
  • ISBN: 1886070148
  • Order from Amazon.com

Texas Hold’em is the fastest growing game in poker. With the continued growth of legalized card casinos around the world, the expansion of Texas Hold’em has been phenomenal. Most people who grew up on kitchen table stud poker have now become strong advocates of this better-paced game. It’s more fun, and doesn’t require memorizing discards.

What You’ll Learn From This Book

  • How Hold’em is played in public cardrooms.
  • Why game selection is critical.
  • Why choosing a bad game can make even a skilled player an underdog.
  • Grouping starting hands according to quality.
  • How to assess hands from a variety of perspectives.
  • Why hands often change dramatically in value on the flop.
  • What to do with each kind of flop you encounter.
  • How to extract the maximum profit when you have a big hand.
  • How to deduce what your opponents might be holding.
  • Dealing with common plays encountered on the turn.
  • What to do when picking up a draw on the turn that complements your hand.
  • When to try for a check-raise and when to bet.
  • When is an outright bluff worth a try?
  • What is a semibluff, and when to go for one?
  • Whether to come out betting or try for a check-raise when you make your draw.
  • Popular theories of money management (such as setting stop-loss limits, and quitting once you’ve won some predetermined amount) will be debunked.
  • Analysis you can and should be doing at the table.
  • Determining your opponent’s probable hand by analyzing betting patterns.
  • Playing in spread-limit games.
  • How spread-limit games offer golden opportunities to play “bargain” hands.
  • Practical benefits of working with computerized Hold’em software programs.
  • Keeping records: what information to collect, and how to gather it.
  • Simple statistical methods for analyzing data and using that information to improve your game.
  • How to make a firm and binding commitment to winning.
  • Additional knowledge and strategic concepts you should acquire in your continuous quest for growth and development as a poker player.
  • How your newly acquired poker skills have value in other aspects of your life.

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