Expectation And Hourly Rate The Fundamental Theorem Of Poker The Ante Structure Pot Odds Effective Odds Implied Odds and Reverse Implied Odds The Value of Deception Win the Big Pots Right Away The Free Card The Semi-Bluff Defense Against the Semi-Bluff Raising Check-Raising Slowplaying Loose and Tight Play Position Bluffing Game Theory and Bluffing Inducing and Stopping Bluffs Hands-Up On The End Reading Hands The Psychology of Poker Analysis at the Table Evaluating the Game


Poker logic is not tricks and ploys. In weaker games tricks and ploys may sometimes work for example, gesturing as though to flod your hand and them raising after the third man in the pot odds has called.

However, a super hustler with an arsenal of tricks and ploys who is not also a good player will not get the money against tough competition.

Some poke writers make tricks and ploys the essence of poker; the best that can be said of them is they are misguided.

Some players substitute tricks and ploys for sound precepts and sound play.

They act surly, try to anger other players in the game in a word, use almost any gimmick other than good play to win the money on the table.

In the world of professional Las Vegas poker, such players never rise to the bigger games, and eventually, their tricks and ploys played out, they fade into the Las Vegas night like so many failed gamblers guide, earning a living driving a cab.

Nor is poker logic purely mathematical. Knowing the mathematics of poker can certainly help you play a better game.

However, mathematics is only a small part of poker logic, and while it is important, it is far less important than understanding and using the underlying concepts of poker.

It is important to understand that poker is a much more difficult game than most people realize, that it can be more complex than bridge or backgammon.

The concepts in this book are intended to make you understand the depth of the game and to make you a good player  against tough competition. (Obviously if you can beat tough games, you will have little trouble destroying easier games.)

While the concepts discussed often apply to all pokur games, they relate particularly to limit games. Properly adjusted, they also relate to pot-limit and no-limit games.

However, they do not always relate to games like high-low split, in which there are two winners in a pot.

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