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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They are on my to-read list as well. Trivia About The Theory of Poker. This is essential if you are moving from Limit to No Limit Poker where the expected odds are quite different. Sep 15, Alex Iltchev rated it liked it Shelves: Pker idea behind it makes logical sense but the probabilities you have to plug into it are going to be speculative by nature and thus not always reliable enough to act on.

This is, of course, a masterwork, so why only 4 stars? Probably its most important contribution to poker theory is Sklansky’s Fundamental Theorem of Poker: Harrington’s Hold-em vel better in that respect. Reads like textbook and lays out decision trees and mathematical theorems. You just aren’t going to know very readily whether the chances that a player will call your bluff is or and your randomizer needs that info.

The Theory of Poker

By the time you consider yourself a good player and knowledgeable in several games you will find some parts of the book too basic and require something more specialised like p Looks like a book for beginners as it covers many different games Jazz, Stud Omaha not to mention Texas Holdem etc. Whether or not you are good at or like math, there is still very useful information for becoming a successful poker player.


It’s sklansmy as all get out. Players of all ages and skill levels would benefit from reading Theory of Poker. Naturally he discusses the various types of players – tight, loose, aggressive, passive – and how to respond to someone who bluffs too much, bluffs too little, plays tightly, plays loosely, and so on. Even Doyle had to stop playing that style after he wrote the book. It is a game of chance, but in th Reviewed as part of my books challenge: In order to have the aforementioned discussion about odds ratios you have to know what the probability of various things happening are.

On the other hand, I think it made the book significantly less accessible for a beginner, and rapidly switching between discussions of different games was frequently confusing. Oct 02, Mike rated it it was amazing.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky

I’ve known longtime poker players myself included that were so confused when first playing Omaha that it took several attempts at playing before the game clicked. I got from this book exactly what I needed: If you’re looking for a book that gives you explicit instructions on how to play every possible hand, this isn’t the book for sklansly.

Ditto what just about all the other reviewers have said. This is the best book ever written on poker.

For me Sklansky has filled in some dl that Harrington 1 didn’t go into deep enough and others that it didn’t even touch on. He has all of required chapters on pot odds, slowplaying, giving free cards, etc.

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Meanwhile The Theory of Poker is sklannsky a big difference in my game. So I am studying the book and see if I can get a little bit smart. Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have played it if you could see all your opponents’ cards, they gain; and every time you play your hand teeoria same way you would have played it if you could see all their cards, they lose.


But Sklansky gives very thorough coverage to some of the basic principles that every winning poker player must know: I read Harrington 1 also highly recommended first then dove into Sklansky. Cloutier, and Mike Sexton, and then finally overcoming Doyle Brunson.

The game will eventually click for everyone and the experienced skalnsky that takes the time to read The Theory of Poker will be better off for it. Apr 06, Eric rated it really liked it. This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play.

Just about everything you need to know to get started is in this book–lacking bankroll management, very little personal psychological advice, etc–but those topics don’t belong underneath the theoretical umbrella of this work.

Sklansky makes you think about situations you have faced and are going to face and provides simple math formulas for determining optimal play.

The author doesn’t at any time make things complicated. One of the salient facts about this book is that Sklansky discusses pokr strategy in the context of many variations, such as razz, stud, and draw poker. May 10, Shaun rated it liked it.

From Beginner to Winner troria Lou Krieger and play some low limit to get experience and then try Sklansky again. Lots of sound helpful information throughout book and will benifit many playes at many levels.