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Elements of Poker

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  207 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Beyond statistics, beyond whether to raise, call, or fold, Elements of Poker reveals a new world of profitability for your bankroll and your life. You know tilt costs you money, but do you know how to make it go away? You know position is important, but do you know how to cash in that knowledge? Elements of Poker will teach you all of this and much more. Published in 2007, ...more
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Published December 10th 2007 by Tommy Angelo Operations
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Jude
Mar 30, 2008 Jude rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who cares about their poker game
Recommended to Jude by: the author
I don't play poker & don't aspire. On the other hand, during a year of crisis and AFGO's ( another f*cking growth opportunity), I have had the author on tap cause he's my brother and doesn't find me heavy.

It is a delight that he has not just the skills and insights with which to navigate the real world of poker and the metaphoric universe it embodies, but the verbal chops and inclination to share as well.

I still have admittedly barely examined issues with the fundamental relationship set up
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Todd
Mar 09, 2014 Todd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once you get all the basics down (hand rankings, drawing odds, etc.) most poker books are 90% redundant. Different strategies and philosophies here and there are worth reading but probably aren't going to help you much in your basic low to mid limit game. Elements of Poker does away with all that technical stuff that you can read in any number of other poker books but instead focuses on playing poker the right way, being polite, being a good citizen at the poker table, reminding yourself what is ...more
Justin
Jan 25, 2012 Justin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
S-tier poker book for me for sure, and FWIW I've read a ton of them. Pushes little to nothing on technical details, instead choosing to focus on manners (ethics if one prefers), philosophy, and control. Ultra-recommended for those that know how to play, and want some thought seeds planted that might keep them playing as well as they can. Which isn't to sound presumptuous about "knowing how to play;" it's terribly easy to play less than your best poker game, even if you don't go on hard tilt. I t ...more
Nick
Dec 22, 2010 Nick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are past the beginning stages of poker this book is exactly what you need. The book is more of a mindset book and any moderate to advanced player should have this book on their shelf and revisit it from time to time. Dealing with tilt is something that occurs at all levels and Tommy Angelo does a fantastic job of explaining what is going on and how to combat it. I would recommend this to anyone who likes or plays poker. People wanting to learn a little more about psychology this book is a ...more
Matthew
Aug 06, 2015 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poker
A smooth, quick read. At times, humorous. Often relatable. Quite inspiring.
Tom's writing style left me eager to put his wisdom/insight to good use.
Timothy
Feb 18, 2014 Timothy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, poker
A valuable read for any serious poker player. There really isn't a ton of new information, but it makes you think about tilt and that's important.
I skipped the section on limit Holdem.
Eugene Tung
Mar 05, 2014 Eugene Tung rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A philosophical way of looking at the game. Some parts of the book are a bit abstract but it's still interesting to read and provides a good insight on the game of Poker.
Zach
Oct 18, 2015 Zach rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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half the essays linked to his website. there were a few useful tips but too much of it was "quit while you're ahead" and "use my pseudo-zen approach"
Tim
Feb 20, 2012 Tim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poker, reviewed
Reviewed for Card Player magazine. A truly excellent book; its advice is ALWAYS useful to poker players.
Nicolò
Feb 08, 2014 Nicolò rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The only poker book worth reading.
EDIT: Along with The Mental Game of Poker by Jared Tendler.
Ken
Jan 28, 2009 Ken rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good read. Helps with mental mindset while playing poker.
Patrick
Table position and not tilting as nuch
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