The Theory of Poker has ratings and 67 reviews. Stephen said: to stars. In my opinion, the single best book ever written on practical poker. Hold ’em Poker For Advanced Players by David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth This book is about the general theories and concepts of poker play, which are. The Theory of Poker. Ву. David Sklansky. A product of Two Plus Two Publishing. FOURTH EDITION. SIXTH PRINTING. October Printing and Binding.

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OK for an average player but needs more explanations with actual hands shown in visual form. That said, if you ever want to progress past the beginner stage, you must read this book. One thing that is difficult is it uses all kinds of poker jargon that is defined in the glossary or on line and I had to look up things on every other page. Repeat these steps until you’re done playing poker. The total amount of money they cost themselves in incorrect play, assuming you play perfectly, minus the rake, is the amount of money you will win.

Dep pretty new to poker. You’ll learn all kinds of stuff if you’ve never really studied or thought deeply about the game.

But it’s definitely a classic everyone should read. Most poker books are a necessary substitute for not having ddel enough hands in a casino. Trivia About The Yeoria of Poker. It doesn’t matter whether you win any given hand, or whether you get busted out of a game by a bad beat – it matters that you play correctly, which means a positive expectation over the long term.

It is not light reading, more like a textbook, a beginning textbook on poker.

The Theory of Poker

Lists with This Book. There is a reason every other poker book eventually says, read The Theory of Poker. You can never re-read Sklansky’s book too many times! Dec 16, Brook Davis rated it really liked it. Very little humor or entertainment of any sort, just a lot of great theory.


Great book for beginner to intermediate players with detailed thought processes. Sep 15, Alex Iltchev rated it liked it Shelves: This is n There isn’t a whole lot to say about this book that hasn’t already been said, but the brilliance that lies within the pages must be emphasized.

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They give you confidence to go in a throw some chips around and win some pots, but When a friend recently asked me to recommend the best book on poker Favid said The Theory of Poler without even thinking.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky. Like most classic books, this is reference book that needs to be read periodically if you are serious about becoming a better poker player, because as one reviewer put it, all of your competition has read it and will use that knowledge against you.

I felt like I was missing out. He returned to Dell and passed multiple Society of Actuaries exams by the time he was 20, and worked for an actuarial firm. The most perfect book written on poker theory. Nov 09, Barrie Penman rated it really liked it Shelves: I like his focus on general concepts davud strategy, rather than specific hand strategies and specific techniques.

Rather, the book goes over all sorts of general con A must-read book for anyone looking to get serious about poker and take their game to the next level.

Apr 11, Tim O’Hearn rated it really liked sklanksy Shelves: The author doesn’t at any time make things complicated. Both are easy sklznsky learn and impossible to master, and both are infinitely replayable. Meanwhile The Theory of Poker is making a big difference in my game.

Bear thru it, survive it, drink a lot of coffee, but read it if you play. So I am studying the book and see if I can get a little bit smart.


If you want to understand the game of poker, start by reading this. If teeoria don’t know the nuances of those games you can go to the end of the book where the rules are explained.

The key of this book is it teaches you how to think about poker. It teaches every aspect of the poker, and is inspiring in many ways. Rather, the book goes over all sorts of general concepts that sjlansky can use to improve your game.

But it is, as I said, very focused on game theory, and thus rather dry. The author says repeatedly, that the estimates of opponents hand strength are for didactic convenience, and that in actual play you attempt to glean this knowledge from learning how your opponent plays and reading their hand strength, the author also talks some about how to do this.

May 10, Shaun rated it liked it. Honestly, while I am not very good at math myself, I found the content dklansky understandable and took greatly from yeoria. It is a game of chance, but in the long run the best player will win. Since I wasn’t sitting at a poker table as I read through, I accept that I should have taken better notes and will probably have to pick up the book should I ever decide I am serious about improving my playing.

Do you remember your college Statistics and Probabilities? The book is both academic, philosophical and instructive, practical.