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  1. Small Stakes Hold'em by: Miller, Sklansky, and Malmuth.Part One: Gambling Concepts, page 24"Say you have five opponents, and you estimate that, on average, your ace-king will win the hand about one out of four times."I understand estimating pot odds, implied odds, etc. However, where does one come up with these estimations? I would like to know how these players make THESE kinds of estimations. If you know, don't just tell me. Tell me how you were taught. Where did your direction for these estimations come from. Was there a particular chapter from a particular book that helped give you some in
  2. Lately I've been trying to get a good recommendation on a great cash game strategy book. I went with what I was getting the most positive feedback from, and chose No Limit Hold'em Theory and Practice by David Sklansky, and Ed Miller. I get to page 5, "About This Book", and I read the following: I have been reluctant all these years to write a no limit book, even one that dealt mainly with theory, because I know that theoreticians without other talents will still be underdogs to talented non-theoreticians, especially if stacks are large relative to the blinds. By that I mean that many
  3. Both. Who are the authors of Professional, and Small Stakes NLHE?
  4. I need a good book to read on Cash Game strategy. I'd like to know how Cash Games should be approached differently than Tournaments. Thank you!
  5. Well, I must be honest... I skipped all of the other chapters, and went straight to Daniel's chapter on small-ball. This chapter has been AMAZING! I'm still pretty new (studying about a year now), and I must say that this chapter is so much different than all the other books I've read so far. All of the other books I've read have had a lot of similarities, and familiar strategies. This chapter has hit me broad-side. It's completely different, and it's awesome. I love it! I feel like the price of the book is worth his chapter alone. Hopefully the others are a nice bonus. : ) I highly suggest yo
  6. I like this answer the best, so far. Thank you. Question: How much do you call up to? Your hand is crap, so how do pot odds, and outs really go into consideration here?
  7. In the book it doesn't give us the luxury of this information, so go ahead and give me a few examples... Things according to the situation... If the board looks like (blank)... If your opponent is (blank). Whatever is fine. Just throw some examples in there. : ) Thanks!
  8. Besides Daniel's chapter...1.) Which one(s) did you enjoy, and find to be the most helpful? 2.) Was there a chapter you thought was a waste of space, and could have been filled in by a better poker player, or with a different, more useful strategy?What are your thoughts?Thank you.
  9. I like your answer, and I guess I'm expecting too much (just like a noob, LOL!). It can't be easily answered. I'm reading Daniel's "Power Hold'em Strategy", and am trying to understand the difference between a deep vs. short-stack is. (So far) he continuously talks about the small-ball strategy and how it relates to deep-stack, and hasn't mentioned (yet to my knowledge... I haven't finished reading the book yet) anything other than deep-stacked tournaments. I appreciate your answer, and your time... Thank you very much.
  10. Yeah, my question probably didn't clarify everything that I wanted to know... So, in the average tourney (I don't want to get into blind specifics).... What starting chip count (on average) constitutes a "deep stack" tourney?
  11. On page 305, or in Daniel's section on "Trash Hands" it states..."If you reraise a late position player with Q-2 offsuit and the flop comes with a queen, don't let yourself get carried away. Look to play a small pot and lose the minimum if you are beat."So, my question is... If the opponent calls your reraise, how do you "look to play a small pot"? How would you handle further betting rounds? What would you do?Thanks!
  12. What would you say the range is for short stack tournaments, and how much would be considered for a deep stack tournament?Also, what playing styles do you tend to lean towards in each? For example, would you be more aggressive in one opposed to the other?Thanks!Forgive me if I'm lacking in any certain information that is necessary for a complete answer... Therefore, fill in the blanks. : )
  13. Well I have HoH (Tournaments). Are his cash game books just as good? I heard a lot of mixed reviews about his cash game books. I really liked his HoH books. What are your thoughts on his cash game books?
  14. I like this answer the best...In a nutshell... You're going to be in the blinds more often in a 6 max than you are in a 9 max... Therefore your starting hand requirements go down. You have to play more hands to keep up. Does this make sense?
  15. I bet he doesn't know what a eugoogoly is.
  16. She's right.... All of these things need to be taken into consideration, and you will learn that, the more you study. I suggest picking up a few books devoted to your choice of study (tournament, or cash). I haven't studied cash games too much, but I highly recommend Harrington on Hold'em Tournament Strategies Vol I to start with, if you're going the tournament route. Good luck, and don't let the know it all's scare you off. They were beginners too once... The OP's second post explained that they were new to the game. I guess your reads at the table aren't too acurate as well. Pay attention, j
  17. The "floop"?! I LOVE it!!! I'm going to start calling it the floop from now on.
  18. Are the fundamentals of tournaments the same in cash games?If not. What are the differences? The reason I ask, is... If I'm a tournament poker player, and I decide to dive into cash games, and pick up a few books devoted to cash games... Do I need to understand different fundamentals, or will I pick up the theory behind cash games immediately?Thanks for your time.
  19. Is this an advanced book, or does it start you out with cash game fundamentals as well? If so (advanced), what is a good read to gain cash game fundamentals? Are tournament, and cash game fundamentals similar, or the same? (oooh that's a good question to post.)Thanks for your time.
  20. How would you (the poker players) rate Daniel's book, "Power Hold'em Strategy", and how do you compare them to others? For example how would you compare it to the HoH series? Whatever... You peeps just run with it, and have fun. Just curious.Also, if any of you know of a link to another thread with Power Hold'em Strategy forum reviews, please share. I'd hate to waste space.Thank you.
  21. I'm very eagar to join PokerVT, but I'm a little hesitant because I've never joined anything like it before.Is PokerVT just random information, or do they have a progressive, linear style or method of teaching its members?Do they have the information set at levels to learn? I just don't want to join if I'm unable to work, step by step. I don't want to miss out on important issues, and develop any bad habits, because I missed out on a section I should have learned prior to others.Your comments will be very welcome, and appreciated. Thank you.
  22. I've heard some talk about some books being outdated.What books would you say are outdated, and won't benefit a person eagerly wanting to learn from the beginning, or improve their poker skills?
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