No Limit Texas Hold'em For Winners

The complete poker player's guide to No-Limit Texas Hold'em for beginners, intermediates and advanced players, available in paperback and KINDLE editions

No Limit Texas Hold'em For Winners

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10 Digit ISBN Number: 184528464X
13 Digit ISBN Number: 9781845284640

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'This book will take you from mere pretender to serious contender' Stewart Reuben

On the Blackwell's 'Read This' and 'Books Everyone Should Read' recommended lists

Includes hilarious pics by Dennis the Menace cartoonist David Parkins.
 
Not just good writing, but sound tactical, mathematical and psychological advice about no limit hold `em. It's an impressive compendium of all the things a player should be looking out for in their first year or two of playing poker: the rules, psychology, maths, playing styles, money management, and so on. Plus there are a good few percentage tables to boot.   If you're a beginner I would definitely start with this book. If you're an intermediate player, there's a lot for you to sink your teeth into. Either way, it will improve your game.
 
See below for the amazing reviews PLUS comments from the authors.

Reviews

This book has massively improved my poker skills. I can't really compare it to others as it's my first poker book. I did find it pretty simple to understand and the exercises helped to consolidate my knowledge and understand the principles in action. One area it's lacking is related to tournaments, but they really require their own specialist books. Highly recommended introduction to cash games that I think would help make most small-stakes cash game poker players profitable.
Rob Collins

As a beginner at the game, I enjoyed No-limit Texas Hold'em For Winners and found it very enlightening and helpful. Of course, as a beginner, it's also apparent that I can't be certain whether the advice given is excellent, ruinous or where it falls in between those extremes, but I get a strong feeling that it leans heavily towards the former. The language used is lucid and the teaching is logically and clearly structured; the authors have talent in these respects and are fine communicators. Strategies for all four betting rounds are proposed. Crucially, the logic behind those strategies and for approaches towards other aspects of the game is well explained so that the reader doesn't merely follow a blueprint but becomes versed in the reasoning behind the advice given. Other facets of the game are discussed such as deception, playing styles, stacks and blinds. There is a splendid piece about the role of luck in the game which is useful to all of us who believe we don't get our fair share of it. Although the book is comprehensive, it would have been helpful to squeeze in a few more pages about tournament and internet play and there are a few slips in the text, a tad disappointing in a second edition. The book seems to be of considerable value to beginners who are serious about improving and, I suspect, to better and more experienced players, too. It does demand the reader works hard to get the best from it. I'm very glad I bought it.
A.P Derham

Yeah - what everyone else said., 5 Aug
I havent got anything to add except my own weight to the praise for this book. Excellent. Danny Briggs

Best beginning and intermediate poker book available, 5 Jul
Ok first of all if you're new to poker BUY THIS BOOK!! and if you've been playing for a while but have never very seriously studied the game BUY THIS BOOK!  Now i had been playing no limit texas holdemn for just a few weeks yet i had learnt quite alot from studying and played comfortably at the lower limits online turning a healthy profit.

But this book is sheer genius and the authors really do need a pat on the back this will as quoted from the cover take you from that guy who pretends he knows whats going on to the guy who rules the table, although its not the only book you'll ever need if you take the time to study this books, you'll be playing great poker.  
The book is also great value and light hearted in tone which is refreshingly nice to read, as if the authors are standing talking to you. The book leads you by the hand in a way which is very well structured first teaching you the rules etc in the best way i have seen presented then tells you some great theory, eventually explaining what you would do in different situations and why (with regards to the relative strength of your hand) later it goes on to tell you how you arrive at this information (since obviously you dont have it).

All in all this makes for a great book and i would recommend it to most people, i think even some more experienced players will find many great parts in this book to help their play. So really BUY THIS BOOK!! for a great grounding in no limit holdem. B J Hunter

Playing Poker to Win, 23 May
I hadn't played poker for a while and I read this book with a view to taking it up again. I found it a pacey and informative read, packed with information. I learnt much more than I'd ever known previously. Now ... where are those chips? Ms B Crockett

Start your poker book collection here, 19 May
A few years ago when the game wasn't so popular, the demand for poker books was dictated largely by the US market, which was dominated by limit hold `em. This was compounded by a simple but universal problem: good poker players couldn't write and good writers couldn't play poker.

Thoroughly comprehensive guide to No-Limit Holdem, 17 May
As almost a complete novice at poker, particularly Holdem, I wasn't quite sure what to look for in this book. However, I found it all. Whatever aspect of the game interests you, there's an excellent primer on it here.
Naturally, most of the book focuses on the strategy of the game. It's quite an intensive trip for a beginner; there are a lot of new ideas to take in. However, in my view that's a good thing - you really feel like you're getting your money's worth. Every concept is explained clearly, with helpful examples, and there are test questions throughout which help both for practice and to clarify more intricate uses of the techniques. The cartoons are a little distracting - the reference to Benny Hill below sums them up nicely. However, there aren't too many and the rest of the book is very sound, written in a style that's clear and precise, but still easy to absorb.
I was also impressed by the amount of consideration given to other aspects of the game. A section on online play reveals the differences between this, the reason for the game's sudden overwhelming popularity, and standard "live" play. There's a chapter on cheating (not how to do it, but how to avoid being suckered by it), a section on poker psychology, a discussion of other poker games, and - most helpful of all - a chapter on money management and how to use it to keep track of your progress as a player.

The book dispels the fog of mystery almost harshly, but in doing so reveals that the game is, after all, learnable. It doesn't rely on gut feelings or some innate psychic ability. To start winning games, all you need is an understanding of some concrete, provable ideas - and this book shows you how. Clinking Dog

Poker for all levels, 12 May
This book provides a very easy and clear explanation of how to play poker. It is suitable for beginners but also goes into greater depth for more advanced players, especially when studying the complex gambling probabilities that underlie the game. Machiavelli "Card Player" London

If you only ever read one poker book then this should be it, 2 May
I've been playing poker for a good few years now and I really wish I'd been able to read this book sooner. 'Playing Poker to Win' is the only book I've seen on Hold 'Em that is useful both to complete beginners and to intermediate players who have been playing for a while and want to hone their games. The explanations and concepts are clearly and logically explained with a lot of examples to back them up. There are also quizzes at the end of each chapter to test your understanding of the material.

I've read a few other poker books and each of them has concentrated on some of the aspects of poker, but this is the only time I've had access to ALL the information I've needed in one place. This is an extremely comprehensive book, and covers all the aspects of playing poker, from betting strategy; general playing considerations; pot odds; playing the flop, turn and river; poker psychology; tells; deception; playing styles; cheating; online play; poker tournaments; game variations... and the list goes on. It also includes all the tables of probabilities and calculating odds, which are invaluable to any poker player.

The book has made me realise that a lot of the time during games I was making decisions based on gut feel, not always the right ones, and has formalised and clarified the decision making process and the reasons why we should choose one course of action over another. In additon to this, it has been invaluable in understanding why the people you are playing against would exhibit certain behaviour and betting patterns. I would urge anyone to read it who would like to gain a wealth of information in one place without having to invest in many different books. There is absolutely no doubt that my game has improved significantly since reading 'Playing Poker to Win'. Pokerette

What can I say, apart from "great book". I'd played a bit of poker with friends and online but had never read anything about the game before. A friend (who had regularly relieved me of money) gave me a copy of this book to read. What a revelation!
It's clearly written, easy to read and nicely laid out, with helpful reference tables, meaning that I have regularly turned back to the pages for a quick refresher. I'm not convinced by the (thankfully sparse) cartoons with their Benny Hill-esque humour, but otherwise it's hard to find fault. It covers everything from the rules for the absolute beginner, through simple strategy to more advanced concepts. There are also helful sections on online play, tournament play and managing your money, to name but a few.
So, as a releative poker new-comer, it gave me everything I needed and, as I have improved, I've introduced some of the more advanced strategy to my play. And, yes, it does appear to work, at least it has so far for me.... Overall, if you're looking for your first poker book this is definitely it. If you're a bit more experienced, well read the review above. Poker Novice London UK

A must have for beginners and experts, 27 April
I've read a few books by the likes of Sklansky, Brunson, Harrington etc. which have helped me improve but they are either on Fixed-Limit (popular in America I understand) or are aimed at tournaments or complete beginners. This book is different in that it contains everything about No Limit Hold'em cash games (and a bit on tournaments) that you could possibly want to know. It is by far the most comprehensive and well structured book I have come across with the author taking you through each stage of the learning process with clear explanations along the way as to why certain actions are preferable to others. Just reading the 10 pages on bluffing would turn most unprofitable players into profitable ones. Phil 'Poker Mad'

Great book for beginners and experienced players alike, 12 April 

I'm a reasonably experienced player - a few years online and also in casinos. However, I still found a lot of use in this book. And having raced through it in a few days, I suspect I shall return to it. You can never read (some) poker books too often. I say 'some' as many poker books are characterised by poor writing style / editing and terrible anecdotes. And despite the astonishing rise of poker over the last few years, in the main, this still remains true.

This book, on the other hand, impressed me. The breadth of content is excellent, the writing style is lively and coherent, and there is plenty of solid advice. The design is clear, the contents are well-organised and there are lots of examples/tasks throughout to make you an active reader - just what you need in a poker book. A few (sometimes groan-worthy) cartoons are scattered throughout for light relief but personally, I enjoy the odd distraction. After all, too much time at my desk led me to poker in the first place.
Reviewer: Hold'Em Addict "pokerhander" London UK

A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHORS

Over the years, we've read more than our fair share of poker books - some of them good and some of them not so good. But very few of them attempt to set out the fundamental principles of no-limit hold'em strategy in their entirety, and in a form accessible to the less experienced player. There are great books on poker theory by Sklansky, for example, but most don't focus on hold'em.

There are numerous good books on fixed-limit hold'em, but fixed-limit is so different from no-limit that the cross-over is minimal. And of course most self-respecting top poker pros have now made their own contribution with a book on expert strategy. Why would a pro stoop to write for beginners? Most of them can't remember what's it's like to learn the game, let alone struggle with it like lesser mortals do.

All this is a real shame since no-limit hold'em has recently undergone an astonishing explosion in popularity, and there are literally millions of enthusiastic new players out there crying out for a book that will help them become competent and knowledgeable in the shortest possible time. So - we set out to write such a book. Quite simply, we've written the poker manual that we would have liked to have had at our fingertips when we were learning the game. Playing Poker to Win aims to tell you everything you need to know about no-limit hold'em, so that you don't have to trawl through other volumes, extracting the relevant information, throwing away the rest, and puzzling over expert tips that leave you none the wiser about the basics. We're not claiming that this is the only poker book that you'll ever need. But we believe that if you read it first, all the others will make a lot more sense. Enjoy.

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