Decide to Play Great Poker: A Strategy Guide to No-Limit Texas Hold Em

Decide to Play Great Poker: A Strategy Guide to No-Limit Texas Hold Em

by Annie Duke, John Vorhaus

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Ask the great poker players how they'd play a hand and the answer is always "it depends." That answer can be infuriating. But guess what? It really does depend. The key to becoming a great poker player is in knowing what it depends on. At last there's a book that gives you that answer.
Poker is a game of so many variables; table position, flop texture, the number of players in a hand, the personalities of your opponents, and so much more. Decide to Play Great Poker teaches you how to identify and analyze those variables, interchange them within basic game-situation templates, and become knowledgeable, comfortable, and confident in any poker situation. Instead of just dictating a bunch of rules that work only some of the time, this book teaches you to become a great poker thinker and strategist so that you can expertly navigate any poker challenge you encounter.
Most players think the goal of poker is to make money. They're wrong! The goal of poker is to make good decisions. Money is simply the way you measure how well you're meeting that objective. So if you're ready to start making world-class decisions at the poker table -- and to reap the substantial rewards that those decisions will yield -- all you have to do is decide: Decide to Play Great Poker now. You'll never be vexed by "it depends" again.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012924148
Publisher: Huntington Press
Publication date: 06/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 835,882
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Annie Duke has dominated poker since 1994, quickly establishing herself as one of the world's best players. In her very first year at the World Series of Poker, she placed 13th. In 2004 she won her first WSOP bracelet. That same year, she knocked out nine poker legends to win the no-limit Texas hold em invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions. In 2010, Annie won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, beating 64 of the world's top players on her way to a $500,000 first prize. Annie parlayed her skills into an industry-leading career that encompasses tournament play, advising gaming companies, authoring instructional books and videos, and as a proponent of players' rights. She is also a prominent television personality, and is recognized worldwide for her runner-up finish on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice."
Today, she is League Commissioner of Federated Sports + Gaming. She's also an instructor at the World Series of Poker Academy. Her website is

John Vorhaus has written more than two million words on poker, including the Killer Poker book series and the poker novel Under the Gun. He has also penned the "sunshine noir" mystery novels The California Roll and The Albuquerque Turkey, as well as dozens of television and film scripts. He travels the world teaching and training writers -- 26 countries on four continents at last count. He lives in Southern California and secretly controls the world from, where he always welcomes your visits.

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