It is also heavy in the sense that Greenstein attempts to link the poker life to the way life in general should be conducted. Most over rated poker book of all time? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I read it about three years into my poker playing hobby and still did not understand much of what is said. Learn more about Amazon Prime. This is an interesting book.
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While the final section does provide plenty of tournament sample hands, Ace on the River provides a more complete overview on how to think and act like a professional player. The presentation is in coffee book style with glossy paper and excellent full-page photography of the biggest places and faces in poker. As Greenstein kept extending his segment to other areas of poker that he felt needed to be written about, his collection became sufficient text for a book of its own and, thus, Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide was born.
What initially struck me as unique this book was the design and production. The book is oversized with glossy paper and high-resolution color photos throughout. Barry Greenstein is on that list for me and I found his writing style to be very cohesive, intelligent, and smooth. The opening section in Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide about the different aspects of the real professional poker world are interesting to outsiders, online-only players, or even non-poker players who would like to get a glimpse into an alien subculture.
In Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide, Greenstein has players thinking about everything they can do in their life to improve their game and life rather than just strategy.
Standout segments in this section include a list of traits usually required to be a professional, advice for maintaining your bankroll, and a brief section about online poker.
Most players will be itching to get to the strategy section, which is less numbers and more words to put it one way. Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide contains a few game theory examples in various games and then a good chunk of tournament example hands that Greenstein has played in big events throughout his career. Greenstein then gives his answers on the following page, including the perfect play and how the hand actually turned out. These are excellent tools to use for improving your tournament play.
Fair and simple enough. I would be hard-pressed to find a better book on how to think and act like a winning poker player. To sum it up, you should be thinking about your game much better after reading this book, know how to act like a professional, how to protect your bankroll, and you should pick up some good strategy tips at the end. If nothing else, the glossy photography makes the book worth the purchase price as a coffee table display.
However, I can all but guarantee that poker players should enjoy this book. About the author Barry Greenstein is a long-time poker professional with a lot of success under his belt. You can find his detailed biography on his bio page right here.
Josh H Owner and Editor-in-Chief A lifelong poker player who moved online in , Josh founded Beat The Fish in to help online poker players make more-informed decisions on where to play and how to win once they got there. He hopes to counter the rampant dishonesty in online gaming media with objective reviews and relevant features.
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Intended audience: Aimed at poker enthusiasts or would-be professional poker players. Available at: Amazon. This is the first time two players have been knocked out on one hand at the final table in the history of the World Poker Tour? Though small stature and unassuming compared to more eccentric and charismatic poker personalities, many people actually know who Barry Greenstein is. From the years to , Barry Greenstein won seven professional tourneys, including televised WPT events as well as claiming a World Series of Poker bracelet. Brunson only asked for about 20 pages and Barry came back with pages.
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Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide