Author: Phil Hellmuth
Number Of Pages: 416
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release Date: 06-05-2003
Details: Product description In Play Poker Like the Pros, poker master Phil Hellmuth, Jr., demonstrates exactly how to play and win -- even if you have never picked up a deck of cards -- the modern games of poker, including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz. Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time World Champion of Poker, presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player, including: The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable) The Elephant (plays too many hands) The Mouse (plays very conservatively) The Lion (skilled and tough to beat) Play Poker Like the Pros begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies. Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold. In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play. From Booklist Hellmuth is to poker players what Tiger Woods is to golfers. A seven-time World Series of Poker winner, he knows his craft and has now decided to pass a little of his wisdom on to less-skilled players. As the introduction stresses, this is not a book to be perused casually; rather, you read it like a textbook, a training manual for effective poker playing, at both beginning and advanced levels. As in Bellin's Poker Nation [BKL Mr 15 02], where the author explores the logic behind successful strategy, Hellmuth details card combinations and analyzes situations with the precision of a surgeon. And in both books the art of reading other players receives in-depth analysis. What's unique here is the breadth of coverage, focusing not only on traditional table play but also on online gaming, at which many high-end players now prosper. An extensive glossary makes for entertaining reading on its own, as does the impressive listing of Hellmuth's top-50 wins. A must for any gaming collection. Mary Frances Wilkens Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Review “Phil Hellmuth gave me the best poker lesson I’ve ever received.” (Matt Damon, actor and co-star in the movie Rounders) “Phil Hellmuth is the best poker tournament player that I have ever played against.” (Johnny Chan, Seven-time World Champion of Poker) “Play Poker Like the Pros is the best poker strategy book ever written. ("Amarillo Slim" Preston, Hall of Fame inductee and poker's greatest ambassador.) “From the moment I first played poker with Phil I knew that I was witnessing something special.” (Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson, Poker legend and eight-time World Champion of poker) About the Author Phil Hellmuth, Jr. is a ten-time World Series of Poker Champion and all-time leading money winner at the World Series of Poker. In addition to appearances on the Discovery Channel, E!, ESPN, and Fox Sports Net, he has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Time, and Esquire. Phil also contributes to Gambling Times Magazine and writes for many poker websites. He lives with his family in Palo Alto, California.
Package Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches