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
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.
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.