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Play poker like a pigeon and win by Anonymous

Release date: 01st January, 2008
Publisher: Lyle Stuart

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One should always be wary of books written by authors who decline to be acknowledged on the front cover. Sadly, the trend towards 'anonymous' tomes is a worrying one and is set back even further by the unattributed content of Play poker like a pigeon and take the money home.

The book's basic premise is this: to make money playing limit hold 'em, it is necessary to play well (duh!) and to maximise your returns when playing limit hold 'em, it is essential that you convince your opponents that you don't play as well as you actually do. Regrettably, "Anonymous" is not the first author to consider this subject and his book is littered with inaccuracies and plain bad advice.

Playing weak hands all the way through with the intention of eventually showing your opponents what a bad player you are is a frequently-used technique. "Anonymous" makes it sound as though he came up with the idea, but it's as old as poker itself.

Surprisingly, his mathematical analysis is incredibly poor. Given that poker maths is based upon absolutes, this is strange, but his sloppy conclusions are indicative of what appears in the rest of his book, as his chapter on tournaments and calculations of a player's tournament expectation confirm.

I'm not sure whether 'Anonymous' has ever played online poker, but he manages to write about it with the authority of a nine year-old; unfortunately, this is indicative of most of the book, which possibly explains why he has chosen anonymity.


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