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Winning Poker Tournaments

A must-read book

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Nov 12, 2010


In my last column, I recommended Dan Harrington’s encyclopedic book on winning in online cash games. In this column, I want to recommend a completely different type of book, Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time, by Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet, and Jon “Pearljammer” Turner. While Dan’s book dealt with global concepts for winning in cash games, this one details a series of very specific hands played by each of the author’s en route to winning an online tournament. Whenever someone asks a poker question, the most accurate answer is often, “It depends.” And that is not an answer that one wants to hear, since it really isn’t too enlightening. This book reveals a set of specific hands played in specific situations by experts. It gives you insight into what decisions they made and what they depended on. As you read these hands, you can observe ...

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