Search for your sports books:

Featured Publisher: Pitch Publishing
The incomparable range of sports books produced by Pitch Publishing over the past few years has ensured theyÕve secured a place as one of the UKÕs leading publishers of sporting material.

From the unashamedly nostalgic Got, Not Got and the thought-provoking If Only: An Alternative History of the Beautiful Game, to Andrew MurtaghÕs superbly-written Gentleman and a Player, Pitch Publishing are always likely to come up with something different. Take a look at their current range: www.pitchpublishing.co.uk




Read Review
<back to archive

Every Hand Revealed by Gus Hansen

Release date: 30th March, 2012
Publisher: Citadel Publishing

List Price: £11.99
Our Price: £7.71
You Save: £4.28 (35%)
Buy Now

Looking like a cross between the Addams Family's Uncle Fester and former Italian football referee Pierluigi Collina, the brooding photograph of Gus Hansen adorning the cover of his latest literary offering might have some readers believe he's off on some Banksy-related art project or has compiled a book of poker poetry. [That's surely not a million miles off: Ed]

But looks, as regular poker players know, can be incredibly deceiving and Hansen, considered one of the game's most accomplished exponents of the bluff, has fooled us again for his latest book, published earlier this month, could become one of poker's benchmark texts.

Hansen goes through more than 300 of the hands he played during his run at the last "Aussie Millions" and analyses the thinking behind some of his (occasionally outrageous) moves and the psychology which drives the mechanics of his game.

There is no doubt that readers will pick up more than their fair share Hansen's bluffing techniques and discover how to win when their hand is worth about as much as Ed Miliband's dwindling credibility. One of the best techniques Hansen has little problem sharing with readers is how to raise with confidence when you're out of position and have absolutely nothing in your hand.

Hansen goes into great detail when explaining how a tournament's prize structure should determine how you play and he provides reams of information about how to work with unplayable hands without folding.

His advice is not for everyone - it would cause some players to have kittens, but in many respects, this makes it even more compelling; even if you don't follow his suggestions, it's worth reading. If nothing else, the book provides a great cover photo, although seriously, this is an excellent book for the contemporary - and courageous poker player.


<back to archive


Toolstation


SBOTM Current Top 10

England: The Biography The Story of English Cricket 1877-2018 By Simon Wilde
Simon & Schuster
Read Review Buy Now
Connie The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine By Harry Pearson
Little, Brown
Read Review Buy Now
Nice Jumper By Tom Cox
Black Swan
Read Review Buy Now
Rocky Marciano: The Brockton Blockbuster By John Jarrett
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now
Game Changers How a team of underdogs & scientists discovered what it takes to win By Joao Medeiros
Little, Brown
Read Review Buy Now
A Boy in the Water By Tom Gregory
Particular Books
Read Review Buy Now
The Beautiful Badge The Stories Behind the Football Club Badge By Martyn Routledge & Elspeth Wills
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now
How To Be A Footballer By Peter Crouch with Tom Fordyce
Ebury Press
Read Review Buy Now
The Little Big Things The Inspirational Memoir of the Year By Henry Fraser
Seven Dials
Read Review Buy Now
Seoul Glow The Story Behind Great Britain’s 1988 Hockey Gold By Rod Gilmour
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now

Amazon’s top 6 best-sellers

© Sharks Media Ltd 2004 – 2012. Site designed and maintained by Marcus Hamblett for Furydesign.