Though many books have been published on the subject since, David Sklansky’s Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (TPFAP) has been the definitive text. Tournament Poker for Advanced Players Expanded Edition by David Sklansky – read full book review here. Tournament Poker for Advanced Players has ratings and 2 reviews. Justin said: A must-read for any player looking to improve their tournament game. Sk.

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Have you ever come across a confusing poker term? For me is a one-read-through, but I don’t regret the purchase since I like seeing a cash-game perspective on tournaments. Slow-playing in tournaments can be dangerous, “Unless you have a ‘monster’ hand, slowplaying, while often making you more when it works, entails an extra risk of losing the pot.

The impact of your chips losing value and not being aware of the average chip stack in certain phases of the tournament are concepts that will probably change your view on tournament poker.

These pages are purely focussed on No Limit Hold’em, a tournament variant that has become increasingly popular since the original version came out. It assumes you already know how to play poker well, but aren’t knowledgeable about tournament co Tournament poker is different from standard ring game poker.

Tournament poker is different from standard ring game poker. He goes on to say that limping is generally not a good idea in tournaments, “In general, you should rarely limp in in a limit hold’em tournament.

This book will definitely make you a better player and change your approach to tournament poker. Show less Show more.

Book Review: Tournament Poker for Advanced Players

Editorial Reviews About the Author David Sklansky is generally considered the number one authority on gambling in the world today. Basically, that means you need a better hand to call a raise or reraise with than you do to initiate a bet or a raise.


Cinta I’D rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Luckily for us, he has decided to apply that thinking to tournament poker.

This is not luck. One thing I learned and still remember from this book is Sklansky talking about how to think about the hands J-J and A-K and why the former is better to defend with and the latter to attack with. If adganced, and my experience is that it probably is,that really does affect the optimal way to play a tournament. Get to Know Us. I disagree with some of the reviewers. There is simply too great a chance that you will steal the blinds davix a raise.

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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. This is not a gambling website. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. One example of this is when Sklansky was asked to prepare the daughter of a rich business man for the World Series of Poker within a week, although she had never played a poker hand in her life.

He has seminal works theory of poker, NL hold’em theory and practice which are absolutely poker AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He has written many books on poker, blackjack, and general gambling. I do have some problems with his NL strategy though. Sklansky, a brilliant theorist and mathematician, is much stronger on the first point than on the second.

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Steve rated it liked it Sep 22, That is something I had thought of before, but not to the extent which Sklansky skoansky it to.


Sklansky assumes the reader is familiar with the basic concepts of competitive poker, and has at least an above-average understanding and skill of the game. Cloutier, and Mike Sexton, and then finally overcoming Doyle Brunson.

You don’t know enough about poker. If you don’t know how I got that, stop reading this book right now. Admittedly, by playing more cash games it improved my tournament play. This is not luck — these are players who have a very strong understanding of what the proper strategy adjustments are, and when they come into play. Because of that, you choose to stay away from big pots where you are only a small favorite.

Sammer Sabri rated it really liked it Mar 31, I love just about everything by Sklansky.

He also advocates a strategy of shoving all-in which sounds crazy, but apparently works well enough. Top 5 Poker Rooms. This text is the first one that explains tournament strategies which only a small tounament of players have mastered.

These quizzes deal with the different poker variations and improve your understanding of tournament poker. You may click here to register. While they might appear the same from a distance, there are many differences in proper strategy that are often unknown to many experienced cash game players. People who bought this also bought. I feel that I have real pragmatic experience to compare his advice too when it plxyers to tournaments can’t say the same for my cash game.