Poker In Practice: Critical Concepts
Poker In Practice: Critical Concepts


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Poker In Practice: Critical Concepts

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Completed on 2014-08-14

About the Book

Once upon a time, the internet was a magical place where you could download special programs which enabled you to print money with a modicum of discipline and a smidgen of skill. These programs were called poker clients. While these “poker clients” still exist, their money-printing capabilities have been greatly obfuscated by hordes of hard-working regulars.

It’s no secret that poker has gotten tougher over the past decade. The fundamentals of solid play – tight and aggressive – are no longer a secret, even to recreational players. But there are still secrets left in this game. There are ideas that are foreign to many of the players who play millions of hands, even to many of the players who make a living at this game.

In this first entry in the Poker In Practice series, we show you these critical concepts up close and personal. These are concepts you need to understand in order to maximize your winnings in today’s tough games. Some of them are basic and almost self-evident. Others are subtle and harder to grasp. With each concept, we provide multiple real-life hand examples to show you exactly how to put the concept into practice. We will show you exactly how to make money by utilizing these concepts. We will help you learn how to print money again.

About the Authors

Dusty Schmidt
Dusty Schmidt

As his poker pseudonym "leatherass" suggests, Dusty Schmidt is the ultimate No Limit grinder. He has played well over 10 million hands and won over $5 million in his 9-year career. Despite putting enough volume in to become one of the first PokerStars SuperNova Elites in 2007, he has posted some of the highest win rates in the game. He later became a member of PokerStars Team Online. In addition to crushing games as high as $25/$50, he has written 2 books (Treat Your Poker Like a Business and Don’t Listen To Phil Hellmuth) and produced hundreds of poker coaching videos. He’s also awesome at golf, but that’s a story for another day. Or you can go read the feature that Sports Illustrated did on him.

Paul Christopher Hoppe
Paul Christopher Hoppe

Well known in Limit Holdem circles by his screen name "GiantBuddha," Paul has made poker his profession since 2006. He posted outstanding win rates in all formats of mid-stakes Limit Holdem before shifting his focus to No Limit in 2014. In addition to playing poker for a living, he has written two poker books (Way of the Poker Warrior and Don’t Listen to Phil Hellmuth), produced hundreds of poker videos, and coached dozens of poker students. He also teaches martial arts and yoga, writes fiction, and shreds a little lead guitar when time permits.

Table of Contents

  • How To Use This Book
  • Poker In Practice
    • Critical Concepts
    • Seven Booklets Collected
    • About Dusty Schmidt
    • About Paul Christopher Hoppe
  • Part 1: Pay Attention To Bet Sizing
    • Three Keys To Bet Sizing
    • What Specific Bet Sizes Mean
    • Uses For Different Bet Sizes
  • Bet Sizing In Practice
    • Hand No 1
    • Hand No 2
    • Hand No 3
    • Hand No 4
    • Hand No 5
    • Hand No 6
    • Hand No 7
    • Hand No 8
    • Hand No 9
    • Hand No 10
  • Bet Sizing In A Nutshell
  • Part 2: Turn Your Hand Into A Bluff
    • The Math
    • The Not Math
  • Bluffing With Showdown Value In Practice
    • Hand No 11
    • Hand No 12
    • Hand No 13
    • Hand No 14
    • Hand No 15
    • Hand No 16
    • Hand No 17
    • Hand No 18
    • Hand No 19
    • Hand No 20
  • Made-Hand Bluffing In A Nutshell
  • Part 3: Wait For It… Induce Multi-Street Bluffs
    • Knowing When To Wait
    • Knowing When Not To Wait
    • Waiting Is Not Just For Bluffing
    • Live Poker
  • Wait For It In Practice
    • Hand No 21
    • Hand No 22
    • Hand No 23
    • Hand No 24
    • Hand No 25
    • Hand No 26
    • Hand No 27
  • Wait For It In A Nutshell
  • Part 4: Exploit Capped Ranges
    • Identifying A Capped Range
    • Identifying An Uncapped Range
    • Exploiting A Capped Range
  • Exploiting Capped Ranges In Practice
    • Hand No 28
    • Hand No 29
    • Hand No 30
    • Hand No 31
    • Hand No 32
    • Hand No 33
  • Capped Ranges In A Nutshell
  • Part 5: Squeeze After The Flop
    • The Postflop Squeeze
    • Playing Multiway
    • Heads Up Versus Multiway
  • Squeeze After The Flop In Practice
    • Hand No 34
    • Hand No 35
    • Hand No 36
    • Hand No 37
    • Hand No 38
    • Hand No 39
    • Hand No 40
    • Hand No 41
  • Squeezing In A Nutshell
  • Part 6: Make Their Scare Card Your Scare Card
    • Understanding Your Perceived Range
    • Putting The Scare In Scare Card
  • Scare Cards In Practice
    • Hand No 42
    • Hand No 43
    • Hand No 44
    • Hand No 45
    • Hand No 46
    • Hand No 47
  • Scare Cards In A Nutshell
  • Part 7: Overbet
    • Overbet As Psychological Weapon
    • Scarcity Is Unpredictability
    • Opponents Matter
    • The Simple Math
    • Balancing Your Overbets
  • Overbetting In Practice
    • Hand No 48
    • Hand No 49
    • Hand No 50
  • Overbet In A Nutshell
  • In Closing
  • Postscript Backstory
    • XYZ Poker
  • Also Available On Leanpub From Dusty And Paul
    • More Books By Paul Christopher Hoppe
  • There Be Pirates

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Poker Is A Skill

a publisher dedicated to the idea that poker is a skill that we can teach and you can learn

Poker is a game of skill. In the long run, the good players win and the not-so-good players lose. If you want to know whether someone is skilled at poker, all you have to do is look at their long-term results.

Whether you play primarily as a hobby or for a living, we are here to help you improve your poker skills. We can’t do the work for you. That’s up to you. But we provide the tools to help you get the most out of your effort.

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