This is the only book that shows players how to earn cash by playing in satellites for big buy-in no limit hold‘em tournaments like the World Poker Tour, European Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker. Tucker, who has won 18 World Poker Tour main event seats in two years using this exact same method, shows how to survive until the top two places of a single-table sit-and-go and either win the valuable main event seat or negotiate a deal for a huge cash profit. Players learn how to play aggressively in the short-stacked supersatellites, more conservatively in the deeper-stacked satellites, and when and how to negotiate deals. Dozens of hand examples, table graphics, and clear explanations demonstrate how decision making is guided by the objective of playing heads-up.
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Have you ever fantasized about playing poker for a living? If so, Professional Poker is your indispensable guide. You will learn poker odds and expert-level playing skills that form the foundation of a pro's playing abilities, along with career issues such as managing bankrolls, work hours, tournaments vs. cash games, travel, emotional control, paying taxes, getting staked, and online play.
It also addresses in detail many important questions that very few other poker books ever answer, such as:
* Do You Have What It Takes To Play For A Living?
* Should You Quit Your Day Job? * Should You Just Play Part Time Instead?
* How Much Money Can You Really Make?
* How Much Do You Need To Get Started? * What Do The Pros On TV Know That You Don't?
Professional Poker outlines each step you will take in your transition to the professional level, and, if you're already there, introduces skills and valuable advice that will empower you to always play your 'A" game.
Early Praise For Professional Poker:
"Most people think that in order to play poker professionally, you just need to be a great player. Mark Blade shows you how much more to it there really is. This is the best poker career guide ever written, and if you're thinking about playing poker for a living, please don't quit your day job until you've read Mark's book. "Professional Poker" is a must read for anyone considering poker as a career." Lou Krieger – Author of Poker For Dummies, Hold ‘em Excellence, and More Hold ‘em Excellence
"It is well-written, excellently organized, highly informative, very accurate, and a needed addition to poker literature." Bob Ciaffone - Author of Middle Limit Holdem Poker, Improve Your Poker, and Pot-Limit & No-Limit Poker
"I've written many popular poker books over the years and I've read over 400 more. Professional Poker by Mark Blade is the best book on the subject of poker ever written." Ken Warren – Author of The Big Book of Poker and Ken Warren Teaches Texas Hold ‘em
"A sobering and refreshingly frank examination of playing poker for a living. Anyone who has the romantic impulse to make professional gambling a career needs to read this book first -- and reread it for guidance when the chips are down and up."
Michael Konik – FoxSports Poker Commentator and Author of Telling Lies And Getting Paid
"If you're even considering making poker a career, the first hand to play is to buy this book." Greg Dinkin – Writer for Card Player Magazine & Author of The Poker MBA
The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing.
Many of today’s top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the best book ever written on poker.
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