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Play Poker Like the Pros: The greatest poker player in the world today reveals his million-dollar-winning strategies to the most popular tournament, home and online games

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In Play Poker Like the Pros, poker master Phil Hellmuth, Jr., demonstrates exactly how to play and win -- even if you have never picked up a deck of cards -- the modern games of poker, including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz.

Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time World Champion of Poker, presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player, inc
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 6th 2003 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published April 17th 2003)
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CV Rick
Apr 21, 2009 CV Rick rated it liked it
Pretty basic. There is some good information if you can get past the author patting himself on the back.
Daniel Mckittrick
Aug 19, 2007 Daniel Mckittrick rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: poker players
Grade: B+
Everyone can agree that Phil Helmuth is a good poker player. Thus his style of poker playing is good and requires a book. What you will find in this book is a good beginner poker lesson that will teach you a lot of helpful techniques/theories on how to improve your poker game. I gave this book a B+ because many poker books out there today, suck ass, waste paper and your time. After reading some books I find that the information they have given me doesn't add anything to my game, and I
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J.P. Powers
Sep 24, 2008 J.P. Powers rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who has an interest in improving their poker skills.
If you're into poker, this book is great for learning how to go from decent to really good. Some aspects of it - like the use of "animal personalities" I thought were kind of over-simplified and over-done for dramatic effect, but the strategies are pretty easy to understand (although it would take a long time to consistently use them well) and it lets you consider many aspects of the game in a new light. If you're not playing poker consistently, you're probably not going to be very good no matte ...more
Trevor
May 19, 2011 Trevor rated it really liked it
This is the first poker book I've ever read so I don't know how it compares to the others that are out there. My mom found an autographed copy at a garage sale! How random is that? Anyway, I consider myself to be a pretty savvy poker player so I was curious what I would learn. At the end of the day, I didn't really learn much. There were a lot of "hand scenarios" with pot odds and player tendencies, but those can only help you to a point. So much of poker is the "feel" you get from your opponent ...more
John
Oct 18, 2015 John rated it did not like it
Laughably bad. This was one of the first poker books I read and it's a wonder I survived the early, low stakes, games at the Palms. The discussion often lacks specific game context and leaves you trying to figure out what animals have to do with playing poker.
Collin Wilson
Oct 31, 2012 Collin Wilson rated it really liked it
This book was essentially to curbing my strategy in different poker environments (live or on the internet). It helped me learn to count outs. It helped me learn table position and calculating pot odds at all moments. If you can manage your money while making high percentage risks, you will have success.

The info on Omaha was a huge boost to my game also. I also learned what kind of player I am when other "Lions" see me at the table. I have learned how to change styles mid-Tournaments to my benefi
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Dave
Jul 23, 2008 Dave rated it really liked it
While the poker brat is tough to endure on television, his book offers insider information to the poker world. Easy to understand and plenty of examples of how to react and perform in certain situations.
Elliott Hayes
Aug 08, 2013 Elliott Hayes rated it it was ok
Shelves: poker-gambling
An ok book, doesn't feel like a lot of time went into writing it.

Unlikely you'll learn much from this book, because it focuses too much on specific hand examples.
Gregory
First poker book I read which was appropriate b/c after reading this book, you have truly advanced your game to a higher level for a beginner. Good starting point.
Egospartan
Aug 25, 2013 Egospartan rated it did not like it
I feel like Phil did not share any of himself in this book. Just the basics to make a few bucks total trash.
Chris Hyde
Feb 16, 2008 Chris Hyde rated it liked it
When I first started playing poker, this book helped me to understand a lot about the game.
Phil Simon
Jan 24, 2010 Phil Simon rated it really liked it
Colorful animal analogies but hardly the best poker book I've read.
Joseph
Jun 30, 2007 Joseph rated it it was ok
Superfluous, pompous and overrated - much like Hellmuth.
Fred
Dec 24, 2010 Fred rated it did not like it
You can learn more strategy from Wikipedia.
Aaron Schulhoff
Oct 19, 2015 Aaron Schulhoff rated it did not like it
Shelves: stopped-reading
ANNOYING!!!
Maria
Oct 17, 2007 Maria added it
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to learn to play poker well
great book about poker.
Quintin Riis
Jun 15, 2009 Quintin Riis rated it did not like it
This book is crap.
Raphael Clayette
Feb 10, 2014 Raphael Clayette rated it really liked it
Shelves: poker
Appreciable.
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