Improving your poker game doesn’t have to be difficult. Yes, it does involve work, but do you really want to make poker your life? Just sitting at home watching poker reruns never will answer your prayers. So, what’s in it for you? Well, besides possibly helping you with your online poker game, poker books can help you with more than one thing. Do you remember the last time you visited a casino? Perhaps the first, but the only thing you remember is blackjack over a Zeal filled with flashing lights and people dropping money. Well, there’s a little something you need in your life besides Blackjack. A little reminder service, if you will, of the good old days.
There’s a reason casinos are so sought after. People are always up hopping and ready to go, but they never have the opportunity to go. Do you remember the last time you went to a casino? How you felt about the place? It probably felt good to get out of there and come back different. That’s because you went to a different place, in a different time, with different people. But you’ll never get that back home. You’ll always feel like a bum. Well, I’d like to help you get that feeling of great anticipation out of your game and bring it back to where it ought to be-back home.
You’ll never feel that good about your game if you allow the worst to get in the way of the best. I know, I know. It’s hard enough to think about the kind of lousy play your going to be doing after folding ten hands in a row. It’s much easier to think about the best play you can make than it is to think about the worst play you can make.
“The Game of Poker is the Analysis of the Game.”
“What makes a good poker game?”
Rests on the shoulders of the masters.
Master Number One would be David Sklansky. According to David Sklansky, there are seven factors that make up quality online poker. The most important factor, from his approximately seven opinions, is that a game must have good organization. He has published the book “Making the Money at Poker” which will teach you how to answer that question. What is quality organization, you ask? Good organization is making sure that between all the players at the table you have at your table, there is enough of everything. There is enough of the right things to do, and enough of the wrong things to do.
Master Number Two would be JamesCtrl, the only player to win three World PokerConoffs. Number two is Rich Reels, and he would be glad to share any lessons he knows. He is a very teaching man and an extremely philanthropic. He has written many books, has a column in the Los Angeles Times, and is often on TV with his Goodbye Johnny quiz show. He and Johnny Chan taught us a lot, and so can we all learn from them.
Master Number Three would be Phil Gordon. You can learn from Phil about really pushing the boundaries when it comes to technique and strategy. He is wary of risk and deadly, and has created his own method of playing known as being able to physically induce action. He is often called The Professor, and if you will make a comparison, he is like training with a boxing coach, except the punch is a thousand pounds ofeware grabbing the other end of the grappling hook.
Master Number Four would be taught by a man renowned in the industry as a shark, a veritable creatures of the deep, you will know in a few words what the odds are that your opponent will call you with a hand as terrible as QQdewa, and you will know that half the table is going to fold. This is the accredited position, the one you want to be in if you will succeed.
Then you have position at the table, and the benefits of being in that particular place, and why not, the very best place. If you are betting first, and you have position on your side, you will get more information than players who arrive after you. Being in that place is known as being in “the know” and it gives you a distinct advantage over everyone else at the table.