Poker Essays by Mason Malmuth contains many of the author's current ideas on poker and related subjects. As is shown, poker is an extremely complicated game. This is especially true if your form of poker is either Texas hold'em or seven-card stud. In addition, the typical opponent whom you will face has gotten tougher as the years have gone by. As a result, those of you who just play tight (also known as playing ABC) are unable to win more than just a small amount at the lower limits. This means that to win at poker in today's modern game requires not only numerous skills, but also a lot of thinking about the game. Topics covered include general concepts, technical ideas, structure, strategic ideas, image, tournament notes, in the cardrooms, and poker quizzes. In addition, advice is offered on jackpot games, handling pressure, why you lose, fluctuations, bankroll requirements, differences between stud and hold'em, too many bad players, limit versus no-limit, thinking fast, weak tight opponents, the best hold'em seat, playing short-handed, playing loose or tight, appropriate image, being an alternate in tournaments, taking advantage of tight play in tournaments, behaving professionally, the future of poker, and much more. The book is designed to make the reader do a great deal of thinking about the game. ln fact, very few readers will agree with everything the text offers, but the information provided should help most people become better players.
von Mason Malmuth, 262 Seiten, englisch