Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Psychology of Poker” as Want to Read:
The Psychology of Poker
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Psychology of Poker

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  173 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Poker demands many skills and strategies. To be successful, you must be able to master all of them and then apply them at the appropriate times. They include proper hand selection, appropriate aggression, bluffing, semi-bluffing, understanding tells and telegraphs, choosing the right games, and reading hands. These skills do not come easily since they require unnatural act ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Two Plus Two Pub. (first published April 30th 2000)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Psychology of Poker, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Psychology of Poker

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Tony
Dec 15, 2010 Tony rated it really liked it
Shelves: poker
Good but not a must read, except of the appendix. Back there, for each of the four types of poker players, Schoonmaker has two solid pages on the characteristics of each type. He tells you how to beat, what styles of play work against each player. He also devotes two pages per style to help you improve, depending your poker type.

Read this book if you know your poker odds but need help understanding how to read players.
Joe
Sep 12, 2009 Joe rated it really liked it
Shelves: poker
In the end, poker really is a mind game.
Kasperh
Jun 15, 2016 Kasperh marked it as to-read
I really want to read this book.
Keanu
Jul 18, 2009 Keanu rated it really liked it
Pretty good. Has some original elements that other poker books don't have.
Gerard Byrne
Aug 19, 2013 Gerard Byrne rated it really liked it
Another must read and reread to help your game.
Bryan
Bryan rated it really liked it
Sep 01, 2014
Butch Howard
Butch Howard rated it liked it
Jan 02, 2014
Niklas Gerdt
Niklas Gerdt rated it it was ok
Apr 05, 2015
Kevin Winkler
Kevin Winkler rated it it was amazing
Jan 22, 2016
Colin Mckenna
Colin Mckenna rated it really liked it
Nov 13, 2008
Michele Finn
Michele Finn rated it liked it
Aug 01, 2016
Robert Roe
Robert Roe rated it it was amazing
Dec 22, 2016
FTR Poker
FTR Poker rated it really liked it
Mar 20, 2016
Kellykarpinski
Kellykarpinski rated it it was amazing
Apr 23, 2009
Joe
Joe rated it really liked it
Feb 10, 2013
Steven
Steven rated it really liked it
Jan 09, 2009
Dan
Dan rated it liked it
Aug 06, 2013
Jay
Jay rated it really liked it
Jul 14, 2012
Tim Lavalli
Tim Lavalli rated it it was amazing
Nov 14, 2009
N J
N J rated it really liked it
Aug 11, 2015
Alvin
Alvin rated it really liked it
May 02, 2010
Gabriel Osborne
Gabriel Osborne rated it liked it
Nov 19, 2015
Mikeiwo
Mikeiwo rated it liked it
Dec 14, 2012
Vincent
Vincent rated it liked it
Dec 07, 2008
Jeff Kuhlman
Jeff Kuhlman rated it it was ok
Nov 19, 2011
deibis
deibis rated it it was ok
Aug 30, 2015
Ross
Ross rated it it was amazing
May 10, 2010
Gabriel
Gabriel rated it really liked it
Nov 08, 2011
Vilian
Vilian rated it really liked it
Feb 04, 2015
John Osborne
John Osborne rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2010
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Hold'Em Poker for Advanced Players
  • Caro's Book of Poker Tells
  • The Poker Mindset
  • Zen and the Art of Poker: Timeless Secrets to Transform Your Game
  • Phil Gordon's Little Green Book: Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Texas Hold'em
  • Small Stakes Hold 'em: Winning Big with Expert Play
  • Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide
  • Harrington on Hold 'em: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments, Volume II: The Endgame
  • Every Hand Revealed
  • Doyle Brunson's Super System
  • The Mathematics of Poker
  • Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap: A Career FBI Agent's Guide to Decoding Poker Tells
  • Professional No-Limit Hold 'em: Volume I
  • Sit 'N Go Strategy
  • Winning Low Limit Hold'em
  • The Biggest Game in Town
Alan Schoonmaker earned his Ph.D. in industrial psychology at U of California, Berkeley. He taught and did research at UCLA, Carnegie-Mellon, and Belgium's Catholic University of Louvain. After running management development at Merrill Lynch, he worked as a consultant in twenty-nine countries on all six continents. His clients included the world's largest corporations such as IBM, Mobil, GE, GM, a ...more
More about Alan N. Schoonmaker...

Share This Book