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Texas Hold'em Odds And Probabilities: Limit, No-limit, And Tournament Strategies by Matthew Hilger

Release date: 04th June, 2009
Publisher: DIMAT

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An understanding of basic maths is an essential prerequisite for poker players mindful of improving their game. Many may have jettisoned maths at school as soon as differential equations arrived on the agenda, but regrettably, that's probably not going to do you any favours when you're heads-up with a large pot at stake.

Which is where Matthew Hilger's book comes in. Perhaps its greatest attraction is that it answers mathematical questions most poker players want to know without going off at a tangent (if you'll excuse the pun).

For example, you may wonder how often does each starting hand win against a specific hand? Hilger has the answer. So, what are the odds of your opponent holding a pocket pair when he raises? The prolific Hilger knows. Okay, how do you go about establishing whether drawing is profitable or not? Matthew Hilger will show you how to make the appropriate calculation.

Every decision made at the poker table, be it betting, calling, folding, raising, or even bluffing is at least partially related to odds and probabilities. It follows that understanding probability and odds is an absolutely integral part of your decision-making process - or it should be.

Matthew Hilger has written, or had a hand in, at least six poker-related titles and this is probably his best, primarily because with a modicum of application, it's so easy to pick up. What makes it so appealing is its practical approach: there's no obscure theory here. Hilger focuses on instances such as how much you should bet to protect your hand, or what are the chances of an over card flopping against a certain hand.

He also simplifies a number of otherwise complicated decision making - such as whether you should bet or call all-in, a potential minefield for the mathematically-challenged.

The book also features an interesting Limit Hold'em section and a CD-Rom which includes an impressive learning aid called the Poker Tutor. In short, Texas Hold'em Odds and Probabilities should become an essential piece of kit for the ambitious poker player who didn't really like maths at school. That's probably most of them thenÖ


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