"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited!” ~Plutarch
This following blog is from the Introduction to my book: Mastering Poker Math, It is intended to give you a high level view of what the book is all about.
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Texas No-Limit Hold’em is arguably one of the most incredibly complex, frustrating and fascinating games that has ever been created. For tens of millions of people, it is a significant part of their leisure time. For some, it is a serious endeavor.
At its core, playing excellent poker is all about making great decisions, patience, excellent hand selection, strategy, tactics, adaptability, learning from your mistakes and more. Harnessing the power of math is a significant factor in winning.
Mastering Poker Math has been created to help you learn the math of Texas No-Limit Hold’em. It is primarily geared towards tournament play. Yet, many of the concepts described within can be applied to cash games as well.
Some of the math is straight-forward. Some of it is more complicated.
The in-depth parts are to help you understand how the math is derived so you can internalize it, not just memorize a lot of boring numbers and tables.
This book is a learning tool. Ear-mark pages, highlight sections, attach sticky notes and review it time and again until your knowledge becomes automatic and visceral.
The reward for understanding the math at a gut level is a significant competitive advantage resulting in a higher level of confidence. You will know more than most players who depend heavily on good cards and good luck.
This Book is designed to help you:
Gain a Visceral Understanding of the Math
Learn to trust the numbers in the right situations and circumstances to improve your game.
Integrate the Math with Your Other Skills
Knowing the math isn’t enough. No-Limit Hold’em is incredibly complex. To be a complete player, your math skills need to be integrated with your other poker skills. This book will show you how to accomplish this. Using all your skills is crucial to becoming a feared shark at the tables.
In the next blog post we will cover Becoming a New Breed of Poker Player. This is an exciting blog with information every serious poker player should understand!
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