The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide

Published By: Grand Central Publishing

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Sports & Recreation

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Reviewed by Mark M. Owen, Ph.D.

Imagine having several of the world’s top poker players each send you a personal communication describing their secret inner thoughts and winning strategies for Texas Hold ‘Em and other popular tournament poker games?

That’s exactly how the Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide (Tournament Edition) reads. The book, edited by Michael Craig, is a collection of priceless essays from final table regulars like Chris Ferguson, Ted Forrest, Howard Lederer and even Mike “The Mouth” Matusow. It’s a deep goldmine of
information, including pre- and post-flop strategies, styles of play, and hard lessons learned from countless poker hands and years of experience.

More than half of the book’s 400-plus pages are dedicated to No-Limit Hold ‘Em, the game with the annual weeklong championship offering a multimillion dollar purse televised on ESPN. The rest of the text provides strategy essays on other games, including Limit Hold ‘Em, Omaha,
Seven Card Stud and even Razz.

The essays get into specifics, such as how to play big and small stacks, and to play certain hands in early and late positions. Everyone will learn something to improve his or her game from this book. The only soft spot in the text was the minimal use of statistical tables, but those can be easily found on-line in more detail.

Overall, Craig has put together a real winning hand with the Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide and players shouldn’t hesitate to go all-in and get a copy.

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