The Raiser's Edge: Tournament-Poker Strategies for Today's Aggressive Game

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The Raiser's Edge: Tournament-Poker Strategies for Today's Aggressive Game

Format:  Paperback,

421 pages

Publisher: Huntington Pr

Publish Date: Jun 2011

ISBN-13: 9781935396482

ISBN-10: 193539648X

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In the highly fluid and fast-changing tournament-poker universe, the dominant trend is toward looser and more aggressive (LAG) play, in which players move chips around at dizzying speeds. The Raiser's Edge shows you how to adapt to the current state of all stages of tournament play, analyzing how and why the LAG and hyper-LAG styles work, and instructing on how to apply -- and defend against -- them. This book closely examines the many techniques used by the world's most successful players, including 3- and 4-betting, floating and squeezing, smooth-calling and min-raising, thin value betting, and the evolution of the metagame, along with equilibrium strategies based on starting hands and heads-up play. Even the ages and nationalities of your opponents are considered.

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Publisher: Huntington Pr
Publish Date: Jun 2011
ISBN-13: 9781935396482
ISBN-10: 193539648X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 421
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.75 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9781935396482

Chapter outline

Preface
How This Book Came About
General Concepts
Evolution of the Game
The Metagame
Styles of Play
Advantages
How to Use the Hyper-LAG Style
How to Defend Against the Hyper-LAG Style
Ranges and Pot Control
Having a Plan
Hand Reading
External Factors
Internal Factors
Tournament Play
Early-Stage Play (No Antes, First 3 Levels)
Playing Against Tight Opponents
Identifying and Exploiting
Weaknesses and Tendencies
Identifying and Countering Raises on Dry Flops for Information
Leading on the Flop and Turn
Playing the Flop
Hands with Flopping Value
Playing Difficult Flops
Continuation Bets (C-Bets)
Positional Play
Pot Control
Controlling the Pot Pre-Flop
Pot Control on the Flop
Pot Control on the Turn
Monitoring Your Image
How To Use Your Image
Big Calls and Big Folds
Fighting for Control of the Table
Bluffing
Picking Your Opponent
Bluffing Opportunities
Picking Off Bluffs
Min-Raises
Pre-Flop
Flop Min-Raises
Turn Min-Raises
River Min-Raises
Mid-Stage Play (Antes to Bubble)
100 BB and Above
l75 to 100 BB
50 to 75 BB
40 to 50 BB
30 to 40 BB
25 to 30 BB
18 to 25 BB
13 to 17 BB
12 BB and Under
Example of Adjustments Based on Stack Sizes
Equilibrium Solutions for 3- and 4-Betting
The Truth About Equilibrium Strategies
Equilibrium 3- and 4-Betting
Changing Stack Sizes, Raise Sizes, and the Ante
Changing Position and Tournament Pressures
Bringing It All Together- Equilibrium Solutions
Enough with the Computers- Exploitive Solutions
The Incredible 3-Bet/4-Bet Push Charts
Advanced Tournament Concepts
Raising, 3-Betting, and 4-Betting Pre-Flop
Advanced Moves for the Current Aggressive Game
Final Table
Studying Your Opponents
Before the Final Table
The Final Table Prize Pool
Heads-Up(HU)
Relative Stack Sizes
Heads-Up Equilibrium Solutions with 20 BB and 15 BB
Considerations
Live Versus Online: Live Players' Weaknesses
Live-Tournament Adjustments for Online Players
Online-Tournament Adjustments for Live Players
Stop the Presses: The Latest in Online Poker Trends
Tells
The Basics of Lying and Bluffing
Gestures of Confidence and Insecurity
Universal Gestures
Open-Hand/Clasped-Hand Gestures
Insecurity Gestures
Hand and Thumb Gestures
The Most Common Lying Gestures
Evaluative Gestures
How To Practice
Online Tells
Detailed Mathematical
Hand Analysis
Glossary
About the Authors
Color Charts

Book description

Crowned 2009 WPT Player of the year, after winning both the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier has clocked up live-tournament winnings of more than $7. 9 million and just added a WSOP bracelet to his growing list of poker accomplishments. Now he has teamed up with Lee Nelson and Tysen Streib, authors of the acclaimed advanced tournament strategy guide Kill Everyone, plus Australian poker star Tony Dunst, to pen this groundbreaking title that shows you how to adapt to the current trend toward looser and more aggressive (LAG) play, analyzing how and why the LAG and hyper-LAG styles work, and instructing on how to apply and defend against them.

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