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Small Stakes Hold 'em: Winning Big With Expert Play
by Ed Miller, David Sklansky, Mason Malmuth
Publisher: Two Plus Two Pub.
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Book Description
For today’s poker players, Texas hold ’em is the game. Every day, tens of thousands of small stakes hold ’em games are played all over the world in homes, card rooms, and on the Internet. These games can be very profitable — if you play well. But most people don’t play well and end up leaving their money on the table.

Small Stakes Hold ’em: Winning Big with Expert Play explains everything you need to be a big winner. Unlike many other books about small stakes games, it teaches the aggressive and attacking style used by all professional players. However, it does not simply tell you to play aggressively; it shows you exactly how to make expert decisions through numerous clear and detailed examples.

Small Stakes Hold ’em teaches you to think like a professional player. Topics include implied odds, pot equity, speculative hands, position, the importance of being suited, hand categories, counting outs, evaluating the flop, large pots versus small pots, protecting your hand, betting for value on the river, and playing overcards. In addition, after you learn the winning concepts, test your skills with over fifty hand quizzes that present you with common and critical hold ’em decisions. Choose your action, then compare it to the authors’ play and reasoning.

This text presents cutting-edge ideas in straightforward language. It is the most thorough and accurate discussion of small stakes hold ’em available. Your opponents will read this book; make sure you do, too!

Product Details
  • Paperback: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Two Plus Two Pub.; edition ()
  • ISBN: 1880685329
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 Based on 36 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 430

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5provides insightful analysis of limit hold 'em, Sep 2, 2023
This book provides a great foundation, analysis and tips for playing limit hold 'em. I recommend reading it more than once to absorb the concepts, strategies and disciplines required for successful play

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Very good condition and no hassle, Aug 31, 2023
The item arrived in very good condition. At first there seemed to be a slight delivery delay but that was taken care of promply without any intervension on my part. (could have been a mis-read on my part in regards to the initial delay)
I'm very pleased with the seller.

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful:

5lesson on stakes, Aug 11, 2023
A very revealing book that is so easy to read. It is one of the best poker books in the market. Union Moujik,Fools Die, Triple Agent are other titles, which show that life is a gamble.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

5A Sound Investment. , Aug 10, 2023
There's no question that when it comes to Texas Hold'em, the lowermost limits are extremely bewildering places in which to play. It's a Vietnam full of kids who think that the meaning of poker is to pretend that betting two fours for value means treating them as if they were a straight flush. There's what I call, "All in Disease," where every chance a guy gets, he tries to emulate his highly paid heroes on television and go all in. The only problem is that they usually believe that they can win when they do so. These clowns go after 15 dollars worth of blinds with their entire stake. It's demoralizing when you lose to them.

For this reason, I bought this book by Miller and company to see if there were a way in which to improve my game. The first helpful thing the narrative does is to put things in perspective. Any maniac or tomfool can win Hold'em in the short-term, as a player, my job is follow the percentages and maintain discipline. Even if I take a beating during one session, eventually, the numbers will rectify the situation in the end. Somewhat surprisingly, Miller's advice is that if you find yourself amid very loose tablemates, it's okay to lessen your hand selection values as they're calling with practically anything.

The idea of, "don't be tricky," definitely benefited me immediately. With so many callers, slowplaying is not a sound idea unless you possess the nuts. They're liable to come back from huge deficits to pummel you on the river. Don't let them linger. Bet them to death. If they want to see your set, make them pay for it--big time. Again, we learn what we already know, that aggressiveness is rewarded again and again in Hold'em, but it remains just as true in limit as it does in no limit. If you don't raise, you will be raised so its important to lead out after strong flops. The idea that many beginners spend too much time worrying about "good laydowns" is a great point. Miller thinks that it's more tilt-promoting to laydown a winner than it is to lose at the river; so calculate your odds of calling and how many times it has to be a winner in order for questionable calls to be income producers. Many times, that last call only has to succeed 1 in 10 times for you to make money on aggregate, so a call is mandated.

Overall, I was very pleased with this book. If you've ever wondered how you can be losing to the idiots you've been losing to, buy it. It returned me to profitability.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

4Some great plays in this book, Jul 23, 2023
I'm a newbie who thought he knew it all. Telling people how to play, getting lucky playing every single hand. There were days where I would win $800-900 at 4-8 and thought it was all to skill. But then I started noticing that for all the days that I won, I probably lost 3 times more often and I couldn't figure out why.

This book is pretty instructive on when to play and what cards to play in low limit. My problem was I was trying to see too many flops with too many speculative hands. If you're under the gun and call with 5-7 o/s, if no one else calls then you're up against the big blind with a mediocre hand. I knew nothing of this.

Or I would flop trips and slow play them to the point where people were backing into straights or flushes and I didn't know how to protect my hands properly.

Using some new things I learned, I've starting playing a lot better and the results are looking positive. And I still don't prescribe to the theory of building up massive pots, I just play my hands smarter.

The other night I was playing live and I was getting bad beat like crazy. This one guy was snapping my hands like crazy, AA's beat by trip 3's on the river, KK's by trip 6's, he called a 4 bet raise with 7-2 and caught trip 2's on the flop. At least 15 times, no exageration. He was playing everything, 9-3, 7-3, Q-6, etc... all o/s and hitting the flop everytime I had a monster hands, it was extremely aggravating because he was snapping me but then losing the money to the others at the table... Anyways, I just kept playing normal like the book said and 8 hours later, he had lost all $700 and was down over $700 of his own and I was up $270. Now if he didn't snap me and redistribute my money to the others at the table, then I would have easily been up over $1000.

I think this book is definitely worth reading if only so you can steadily win $$ off of the players who just don't know when to sit out a hand.


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