9781935396314

Kill Phil The Fast Track to Success in No-Limit Hold 'em Poker Tournaments

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    9781935396314

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    1935396315

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Huntington Press
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Summary

Thanks to television, the Internet, and the incredible popularity of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, when Kill Phil was first published in 2006, tournament poker had become the richest sport in the world. The problem was that no-limit hold 'em was dominated by a handful of experienced and skilled professional players. Kill Phil turned the tables on the pros by introducing a strategy that allowed even an absolute novice to compete against the best players in the world.

Author Biography

Blair Rodman made it into the prize money six times and played at three final tables in the 2004 WSOP. He topped it off finishing 54th out of 2,576 players (one spot behind the legendary Doyle Brunson). Blair continued the pace in 2005, making two final tables on the WSOP circuit, finishing second in the World Poker Tour finale at the Reno Hilton for a $327,000 payday, as well as second place at the Ultimate Poker Challenge at the Union Plaza.

Lee Nelson’s style is opponent-dependent and varies according to table composition, psychological factors, and the meta-game. Lee, a retired doctor, is skilled at picking up tells and exploiting them. Lee is also a prolific poker-book writer, having co-written Kill Phil, Kill Everyone, and The Raiser’s Edge.

Steven Heston is a professor of finance at a prestigious East Coast university who developed option and quantitative-investment models used on Wall Street. He designed the computer models used in Kill Phil and did the optimal departure analysis for Don Schlesinger’s Blackjack Attack.

Table of Contents

Foreword-One of the Phils Fires Backp. xi
Introduction to the New Edition and Important Strategy Updatesp. 1
The Mathematics Behind Kill Philp. 9
Let's Kill Philp. 15
Beginning Considerations
The History of Poker Tournamentsp. 31
Understanding No-Limit Hold 'Emp. 37
The Benefits of Big-Pot Pokerp. 53
Characteristics of Winning No-Limit Tournament Playersp. 59
The Kill Phil Beginner Strategies
The Basis For The Kill Phil Strategiesp. 67
Kill Phil Rookiep. 73
Kill Phil Basicp. 77
The Kill Phil Intermediate Strategies
Kill Phil Basic Plusp. 111
Fine-Tuning Kill Phil Basic Plusp. 129
Advanced Kill Phil Strategies
Kill Phil Expertp. 153
Kill Phil in Practicep. 175
Attitudes and Latitudesp. 197
Phil is Dead; Long Live Philp. 227
Poker Handsp. 231
Basics of No-Limit Texas Hold 'Emp. 233
How No-Limit Hold 'Em Tournaments Workp. 237
Glossaryp. 239
Pre-flop Match-Upsp. 253
Post-flop Match-Upsp. 255
Probability of Winning a Showdown with A<$>K<$> vs. Black Pairsp. 257
Outsp. 259
Pair Probabilityp. 261
Deal Formulap. 263
Recommended Reading and Websitesp. 265
The Kill Phil Strategy Cardsp. 269
Indexp. 281
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