I Need Your Help
by Dusty Schmidt | Published: Sep 17, '10
The poker strategy book is going great so far. Paul Hoppe and I are really making some great progress and we have really had a lot of fun writing this book so far. Paul is a great guy with a great attitude, and I feel very fortunate to have such a great writing partner and great poker mind to collaborate with.
Essentially the book is going to break down into 3 major sections. I will put the final outline of the book up for everyone to see before it goes to print, but for now we are going to leave it a little more vague as we will be doing some adding and subtracting before the book goes to print. Section 1 is essentially 50 chapters on what I have found to be the biggest misconceptions and/or biggest mistakes poker players make at the poker tables. Each mistake or misconception will be its’ own chapter much like in Treat Your Poker Like A Business, which was essentially a collection of the 50 most important things you can do to monetize your poker game, along with several chapters of poker strategy.
Section 2 is going to be an undetermined number of “Hands With Leatherass.” In this chapter, I will take you through some critical hands I have played and analyze them in such a way that you can get inside why I did what I did and relate that back to how it can help you at the tables. This type of learning tends to be hugely popular and because of that, we felt it was a good idea to include such a section in our book. Section 3 will be a quiz that will be 50 questions long, with 1 question each that correlates with the 50 chapters in the book. So for example, quiz question #14 will be a question that will correspond to chapter #14 in the book. So if you nail all the questions, then you likely have very little reason to go back and read the book. But if you miss questions 12, 17 and 27, then you can go back to those chapters and review them to make sure you are solid with what we have taught and then you can be ready to kick ass and take names at the tables!!!
The reason I am telling you all about this is that I need your help. We would like to hear from the people we are writing this book for what they would like to see talked about in the book. Is there a mistake you feel you are making that you want to be addressed in the book? Is there some piece of advice that you hear on TV or from friends at the tables that you are skeptical about? Please let us know. Remember, the concept of the book is to address the 50 biggest mistakes and/or misconceptions people have about poker. So any questions along those lines would be great.
The reason I like to write books that deal with things like the 50 biggest mistakes and or misconceptions is because it gets straight to the point and fixes the leaks in your game that you are possibly making. While dense strategy books filled with elaborate equations and philosophies have their place, I feel it is much more effective to have straight to the point, winning advice, that you can translate into cash in your pocket immediately. You won’t have to sift through a manual to find any gems here. This book won’t be filled with a bunch of fluff. Our aim with every sentence will be to carry your game forward, much like a running back, into the end zone and towards a pile of cash. But before we submit the final draft to go to print, we want to hear from you first. What do you want to read about? What questions have been bugging you forever? Are you tired of not knowing what to do when you are out of position in a raised flop against an aggressive player and you have 88 on a T52 flop and your opponent bets the flop and the turn? These problems are not easy to solve, and our mission is to answer all of these tough, burning questions that most poker players have.
Please reach out to me in any way you can. Thank you so much.
Here are the ways of letting me know what you want to see in our book:
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Dragthebar : There is a thread in the NL holdem General and theory section titled, “I need your help.”