If you're new to poker and haven't discovered how much world-class
players and consistent winners rely on Caro's research and advice let
us convince you in just two words: ASK ANYONE
Who's bluffing? One? Neither? Both? In two hours you'll know
for sure. And you'll target every chip and every dollar they have on
Learn to Read Poker Opponents!
This long-awaited video was in the planning for 11 years! The historic filming using multiple cameras to capture tells in action includes a cast of 63 poker notables and genuine players. Here's the one you've heard about : Mike Caro's powerful scientific course on how you can use your opponents' gestures words and body language to win all their money!
Mike Caro the legendary "Mad Genius of Poker" explains proven
closely guarded secrets about tells. And he uses the same easy-to-understand method that created thousands of winners with his breakthrough books columns and seminars.
In the same IMPACTFUL ENTERTAINING style of "HOW TO BEAT WINNING HOLDEM PLAYERS at their Own Game!" Ben Tracy brings you FACE to FACE with David Sklansky the world's premier poker author strategist and analyst.
Filmed in part during the Silver Anniversary of Binions World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Also includes David Heyden Jack Keller Jack Binion and Mason Malmuth.
Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's "clash of the titans" hands from the World Series of Poker the World Poker Tour and the European Tour.
Phil provides insights into what the players were thinking and includes his own take on what they (and in many cases what he) should have done differently. Highly entertaining and instructive Bad Beats and Lucky Draws gives you a seat at the table with the best bluffs reads and over-the-top plays such as the hand that won Phil his record-tying ninth bracelet at the 2003 World Series to the heartbreaking play that knocked him out of the "Big One."
Bad Beats and Lucky Draws also includes special contributions by
The legendary Arnold Snyder one of the most successful professional gamblers ever shares one of the most valuable secrets of today's pro gamblers: you can make a lot of money gambling online! You don't need any special skills mathematical abilities super memory difficult "systems" or even a big bankroll-all you need is the information in this book to get started.
The big money and the easy money is in the online casinos and poker rooms! With Arnold Snyder's easy "Loot and Scoot" method of play you can take as little as $500 to $1000 and multiply it many times over with little risk of losing. There has never been a gambling opportunity as rich as the opportunity that exists online today. Don't lose this oportunity!
Tom McEvoy and Brad Daugherty two world champions show you how to win your way into tournaments offering millions of dollars in prize money for a fraction of the cost of playing in small-entry fee tournaments! Chris Moneymaker did this in 2003 when he parlayed a $39 satellite win into a world championship title and $2.5 million cash as did Grey Raymer in 2004 when he turned $150 into $5 million. You can too! These exciting mini-tournaments called satellites made the authors millions of dollars and now they share these secrets with you.
Eleven major sections give you specific proven strategies for winning holdem satellites and earning entry into any tournament you want to play. Step-by-step youll learn proven insider strategies for beating limit and no-limit holdem satellites as well as one-table multi-table online and super satellites. You want a chance at big money for just a small investment? This indispensable book will show you how its done.
"McEvoy and Daugherty are two of the winningest satellite players in World Series of Poker history. If you want to join them at the championship table read this book. Youll be glad you did." - T.J. Cloutier Tournament Player of the Year 1998 and 2002
Packed with concepts that will take your game to a championship level 61 chapters cover every playable hand in limit and no-limit hold'em games. Tons of examples show you how to play every starting hand from every position from the pre-flop and flop all the way through to the turn and river. Youll also gain tremendous insights into how tournament poker is played at the highest levels. Follow the strategic thinking of world champions through 45 actual hands played at the World Series of Poker as they compete for millions of dollars.
This is your chance to step inside the heads of McEvoy and Cloutier two tournament legends as they teach you how to win hold'em tournaments - from weekly limit games with your friends all the way up to the main event! Thorough powerful and with secrets you can find nowhere else this is a must-have book for tournament hold'em players.
World Poker Tour Complete 2nd Season and Bonus DVD!
14 episodes plus bonus features including exclusive commentaries by Phil Laak Antonio Esfandiari Daniel Negreanu and Erick Lindgren.
The World Poker Tour is the show that reinvented poker as a televised sport. The first show in the U.S. to reveal the players hidden cards World Poker Tour quickly became The Travel Channels highest rated show ever and set off a poker craze across the country. This 8-DVD set includes all of the stops on the Season two tour - including Paris Vegas Mexico and the Caribbean - and all the hottest players. Plus hosts Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten give their expert insight while Shana Hiatt explores the exotic destinations and gives tips for improving your game.
Featured players: Gus Hansen Phil Hellmuth Jr. Phil Laak Daniel Negreanu Erick Lindgren T.J. Cloutier Mel Judah David Benyamine Antonio Esfandiari Phil Gordon Chris Moneymaker Barry Greenstein Scotty Nguyen and more!
Some of the featured casinos: Bay 101 Bellagio Bicycle Binions (Tunica) Borgata Commerce Foxwoods and Reno Hilton.
This is a compilation of Sheahan's best articles from fifteen years of writing for the major gaming magazines and his legacy to poker players. Sheahan gives you sound advice and winning poker strategies for hold'em and 7-card stud plus chapters on tournament play psychology personality profiles and some very funny stories from the green felt jungle.
"Some of the best advice you'll ever read on how to win at poker" says Doyle Brunson.
Let Avery Cardoza the man who has taught millions upon millions of players and been barred from every casino in Las Vegas show you how to approach gambling like a professional. If you are going to put your money on the line this is the must-read book you need by your side to have your best chance of winning.
More Than 45 Variations!
This new edition shows you how to play and win money at more than 45 games and variations. It includes expanded coverage of poker with major focus on Texas hold'em - cash games and tournaments - and all the major casino games including blackjack craps roulette video poker Caribbean stud poker and slots. There are also chapters on money management sports betting horseracing and more.
Whether you're a novice just starting out or an experienced verteran you'll learn everything you need to know to be a winner. It's all in this book- from the rules of the games the bets involved and the odds you face to how the game is played not only in America but around the world. For every game covered you'll learn the absolute best way to win with the odds and often multiple winning approaches. This is the book that every serious player must own.
Here it is: Everything you always wanted to know about dominating the game crushing the competition and building a bad-ass reputation--with outrageous tactics from a renegade poker master!
Sure you could be a good effective poker player. Thats fine. Or you can be a Great poker player an animal of strategy and revolutionary tactics that force the competition into making bad decisions and leave them reeling in your wake. Hey why just win when you can dominate and crush? In this take-no-prisoners approach to the game leading poker journalist John Vorhaus shows you how to leave your inhibitions at the door analyze and fix your own flaws honestly and fearlessly gain confidence and play some of the best poker of your life--by completely changing your state of mind.
Million Dollar Hold'em - Limit Cash Games by Johnny Chan & Mark Karowe
This book is going to show you how to win money at limit hold'em poker's most popular cash game. You'll get a rare opportunity to get into the mind of one of the greatest players of all time as the authors show you how they think their way through the betting and the bluffing. No book so thoroughly details the thought process behind how a hand is played the alternative ways it could have been played and how you can gain a powerful edge over your opponents.
You'll learn the many different concepts that are essential for winning at poker - aggression getting maximum value avoiding traps not giving free cards getting free or cheap cards making extra bets saving bets and reading players. You'll also learn powerful concepts like playing defense bluffing semi-bluffing continuation bets isolating players making tough laydowns playing marginal hands mixing up your play and much more - ideas which will be integral to many of the hands you'll play.
When Johnny Chan one of the greatest poker players of all time shares his secrets you want to privy to them. As Chan and Karowe state "Many ideas in this book have never appeared in print before. It is certainly to your advantage to be one of the first to understand them all."
"Johnny Chan is the toughest no-limit opponents I have ever faced." - Doyle Brunson 1976-1977 World Champion
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In early 2001 a stranger from Texas started playing high-stakes poker at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. No ordinary novice Andrew Beal owned one of the most profitable banks in Texas and relished challenges posed by hobbies such as advanced math theory and rocket science.
Within months Beal locked the world's top professional poker players in combat. He played them "heads up" the pros combining their bankrolls and taking on the newcomer one at a time. Minimum table stakes: $1 million. Beal offered the pros the richest poker game ever played and even as he demonstrated this formidable skills they hungered to take him on.
For three years Beal ratcheted up the stakes developed a world-class heads-up Texas hold 'em game and devised unorthodox ways off cutting into the pros' advantage. On a few occasions he left Las Vegas disgusted by his losses. On others he threatened to win the combined playing bankroll of every high-stakes poker player in Las Vegas.
Even though the pros saw their edge slip to almost nonexistent they continued to engage Beal at ever-higher stakes. The players' livelihoods and Beal's ambitions collided in May 2004 in a game where the bets started at $100000 per card and the winner could carry away more than $20 million.
THE PROFESSOR THE BANKER AND THE SUICIDE KING opens the door to a world much imagined but never seen. With poker's surging popularity as a backdrop its most able practitioners demonstrate the precariousness of their profession where one wrong move even at the pinnacle of their success can pave the road to ruin. It is a world of outsized skills egos and ambitions.
Robert Kurson New York Times bestselling author of SHADOW DIVERS said this book "plants the reader ringside for history's richest poker game then won't let go until we know the hearts and minds of the world's greatest players and the soul of the billionaire amateur who dared challenge them for everything they owned."
Have you ever watched one of the televised poker tournaments and wondered what the players were thinking? Why they made a certain play? Why they folded? Why they bluffed? If so this is the perfect DVD for you!
Get inside Phil Gordon's mind and listen in on his thought process as he plays at a final table against Chris Ferguson and other world-class players. You'll experience the excitement and pressure of playing on television. Most importantly you'll see and hear how he makes winning decisions in No Limit Texas Hold'em tournaments.
Features include: Selective Aggression Reasons to Raise River Betting Tells Short Stack Strategy and MUCH MUCH MORE!
Twenty years ago Mike Caro wrote the book on what to look for in a player's movements gestures and facial expressions--their "tells"--to determine if they were bluffing and it remains one of the bestselling poker books of all time.
What Caro DIDN'T do was teach players how to bluff. Enter Matt Lessinger a professional poker player and columnist who in THE BOOK OF BLUFFS shows players how to get their opponents to fold--no matter how strong a hand they've been dealt. Lessinger reveals how with the correct timing and artistry bluffing will allow a player to win while holding an inferior hand--the very essence of poker.
You can start making money now in no-limit hold'em tournaments with these radical and powerful strategies! Gambling legend Arnold Snyder's never-before-published concepts and secrets for beating tournaments can turn any "fish" into a dangerous shark at the tournament tables. For the first time you're going to learn why cards don't matter as much as the dynamics of a tournament - your position the size of your chip stack who your opponents are and above all the tournament structure.
Poker tournaments offer you one of the richest opportunities to win money that has come along in decades. This bok lets you in on the inside information so you can tap into one of the most profitable gambling opportunities available today!
Let Arnod Snyder show you:
How to win without good cards
How to adjust for different blind structures
How to anticipate "crunch time"
How to recognize danger and when to court it
How to "read" the opponents you'll find in fast tournaments
Stuey Ungar the son of a Lower East Side bookie grew up in a New York of the 1950s and the '60s that was straight out of Damon Runyon. By his early teens he had dropped out of high school and was spending most of his time in the city's underground card rooms. So prodigious was his talent for playing gin rummy that he soon found himself bankrolled by memebers of the Genovese crime family. After thrashing every top gin player on the East Coast he was forced to broaden his horizons- traveling around the country to find opponents and also learning other card games including poker.
At twenty-one he moved to Las Vegas for good and quickly found mentors in poker legends such as Jack "Treetop" Straus "Amarillo Slim" Preston Doyle Brunson and Chip Reese who embraced the skinny five-foot five kid with the Rimbaud aura. Soon enough Ungar was playing in the biggest games at the famous Dunes poker room learning the finer points of the game at incredible speed.
In 1980 competing in his second tournament ever and playing a game- no-limit Texas Hold'em- he'd just learned he shocked the poker universe by winning the World Series of Poker. He would go on to win the event a record three times.
In One of a Kind authors Nolan Dalla and Peter Alson tell the startling tale of a man who managed to win millions of dollars and live the highest of high-roller lives without ever quite understanding or respecting the value of money. Whether tossing away his winnings at the reacetrack or on a single roll of the dice Ungar was notorious for gambling every single dollar in his pocket on a daily basis. The risk that he embodied in his gambling carried over to his personal life. He had no concept of night or day. He didn't own a wristwatch didn't have a bank account and for years had no home address or personal possessions. For all his gambling successes at the end of his life he bounced between hotel rooms casinos and crack houses dependent upon the kindness of friends and strangers.
The paperback version of this intimate authorized biography illuminates the dark genius of poker's most charismatic and mysterious star who could ruthlessly peer into and read other men's souls but seemed baffled and powerless when confronted with his own.
Lyle Berman a one-of-a-kind combination of high-stakes poker maverick and entrepreneurial tycoon shares the amazing tale of his life a non-stop romp through the exciting and often perilous worlds of high-stakes gambling and business. Berman who is a driving force
Behind the poker phenomenon that has swept America and the world shares a never-before-seen glimpse into the birth and early struggles of the World Poker Tour. This is a story that only Berman can tell. With colorful anecdotes and hard-won wisdom I'M ALL IN sheds new light on the life and times of a man a game and a national phenomenon.
War is the reciprocal and violent application
of force between hostile political entities aimed at
bringing about a desired political end-state via armed
conflict. In his seminal work,
Carl Von Clausewitz calls war the "continuation of
political intercourse, carried on with other means."
War is an interaction in which two or more militaries
have a “struggle of wills”.
When qualified as a
civil war, it is a dispute inherent to a given
society, and its nature is in the conflict over modes of
governance rather than
sovereignty. War is not considered to be the same as
genocide because of the reciprocal nature of the
violent struggle, and the
organized nature of the units involved.
War is also a cultural entity, and its practice is
not linked to any single type of political organisation
or society. Rather, as discussed by
John Keegan in his “History Of Warfare”, war is a
universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by
the society that wages it.
The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the
tribal warfare that began well before recorded human
history, to wars between
empires. A group of combatants and their support is
army on land, a
navy at sea, and
air force in the air. Wars may be prosecuted
simultaneously in one or more different
theatres. Within each theatre, there may be one or
military campaigns. A military campaign includes not
only fighting but also intelligence, troop movements,
propaganda, and other components. Continuous
conflict is traditionally called a
battle, although this terminology is not always fed
to conflicts involving aircraft, missiles or bombs
alone, in the absence of ground troops or naval forces.
War is not limited to the
human species, as
ants engage in massive intra-species conflicts which
might be termed warfare. It is theorized that other
species also engage in similar behavior, although this
is not well documented.
Some believe war has always been with us; others
stress the lack of clear evidence that war is not in our
prehistoric past, and the fact that many peaceful,
non-military societies have and still do exist.
Originally, war likely consisted of small-scale raiding.
Since the rise of the state some 5000 years ago,
military activity has occurred over much of the globe.
The advent of gunpowder and the acceleration of
technological advances led to modern warfare.
Since the close of the
Vietnam War, the ideas expounded by the Prussian
military theorist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) have
come to thoroughly permeate American military writing,
doctrinal, theoretical, and historical. His book
On War, first published (as
Vom Kriege) in 1832, was adopted as a key
text at the Naval War College in 1976, the Air War
College in 1978, the Army War College in 1981. It has
always been central at the U.S. Army's School for
Advanced Military Studies at Leavenworth (founded in
1983). The U.S. Marine Corps's brilliant little
philosophical field manual
FMFM 1: Warfighting (1989) is essentially a
distillation of On War, and the newer Marine
Corps Doctrinal Publications (MCDPs,
c.1997) are equally reflective of Clausewitz's basic
This is not the first time Clausewitz has been in
fashion. Indeed, On War has been the bible of
many thoughtful soldiers ever since Field Marshal
Helmuth von Moltke attributed to its guidance his
stunning victories in the wars of German unification
(1864, 1866, 1870-71). Nor is it the first time that
individual American soldiers and military
thinkers have been attracted by his ideas: George
Patton, Albert Wedemeyer, and—especially—Dwight
Eisenhower were intensely interested in what he had to
It is, however, the first time that the American
armed forces as institutions have turned to
Clausewitz. While the philosopher had insisted that war
was "simply the expression of politics by other means,"
the traditional attitude of American soldiers had been
that "politics and strategy are radically and
fundamentally things apart. Strategy begins where
politics end. All that soldiers ask is that once the
policy is settled, strategy and command shall be
regarded as being in a sphere apart from politics."*2
The sudden acceptability of Clausewitz in the wake of
Vietnam is not difficult to account for, for among the
major military theorists only Clausewitz seriously
struggled with the sort of dilemma that American
military leaders faced in the aftermath of their defeat.
Clearly, in what had come to be called in scathing terms
a "political war," the political and military components
of the American war effort had come unstuck. It ran
against the grain of America's military men to criticize
elected civilian leaders, but it was just as difficult
to take the blame upon themselves. Clausewitz's analysis
could not have been more relevant:
The more powerful and inspiring the motives for
war,... the more closely will the military aims and
the political objects of war coincide, and the more
military and less political will war appear to be.
On the other hand, the less intense the motives, the
less will the military element's natural tendency to
violence coincide with political directives. As a
result, war will be driven further from its natural
course, the political object will be more and more
at variance with the aim of ideal war, and the
conflict will seem increasingly political in
When people talk, as they often do, about
harmful political influence on the management of
war, they are not really saying what they mean.
Their quarrel should be with the policy itself, not
with its influence.
Vom Kriege (IPA: [fɔm
ˈkʁiːgə]) is a book on
military strategy by
Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the
Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and
published posthumously by his wife in 1832. It has been
English several times as On War. On
War is actually an unfinished work; Clausewitz had
set about revising his accumulated manuscripts in 1827,
but did not live to finish the task. His wife eventually
compiled all the work and the final two chapters
Clausewitz never finished.
On War is one of the first books on modern
military strategy. This is mainly due to Clausewitz'
integration of politics and social and economic issues
as some of the most important factors in deciding the
outcomes of a war. It is one of the most important
treatises on strategy ever written, and is prescribed at
military academies to this day.
Carl von Clausewitz was a
Prussian officer among those baffled by how the
armies of the
French Revolution and
Napoleon had changed the nature of war through their
ability to motivate the populace and thus unleash war on
a greater scale than had previously been the case in
Europe. Clausewitz was well educated and had a strong
interest in art, science, and education, but he was a
professional soldier who spent a considerable part of
his life fighting against Napoleon. There is no doubt
that the insights he gained from his experiences,
combined with a solid grasp of European history,
provided much of the raw material for the book. On
War represents the compilation of his most cogent
Note: Clausewitz states that Napoleon's tactics were
not revolutionary at all and that Napoleonic Warfare did
not change anything greatly in military history. The
technology of weaponry for the most part remained
static, and new strategies weren't developed, but rather
Napoleon refurbished old ones, mixing them into one
The book contains a wealth of historical examples
used to illustrate its various concepts.
Frederick II of Prussia (the Great) figures
prominently for having made very efficient use of the
limited forces at his disposal.
Napoleon also is a central figure.
Among many strands of thought, three stand out as
essential to Clausewitz' concept:
War must never be seen as a purpose to itself,
but as a means of physically forcing one's will on
an opponent ("War is not merely a political act, but
also a real political instrument, a continuation of
political commerce, a carrying out of the same by
The military objectives in war that support
one's political objectives fall into two broad
types: "war to achieve limited aims" and war to
"disarm” the enemy: “to render [him] politically
helpless or militarily impotent."
The course of war will tend to favor the party
employing more force and resources (a notion
extended by Germany's leaders in World War One into
"total war"—the pursuit of complete military victory
regardless of the political consequences).
"You must not fight too often with one enemy,
or you will teach him all your art of war." –
Military strategy is the plan and execution of
the contest between very large groups of armed
adversaries. It involves each opponent's diplomatic,
informational, military, and economic resources wielded
against the other's resources to gain supremacy or
reduce the opponent's will to fight. It is a principle
tool to secure the
national interest. A contemporary military strategy
is developed via
It is as old as
society itself. It is a subdiscipline of
warfare and of
foreign policy. In comparison,
grand strategy is that strategy of the largest of
organizations which are currently the
confederation, or international
alliances. Military strategy has its origins before
Battle of the Ten Kings and will endure through the
space age. It is larger in perspective than
military tactics which is the disposition and
maneuver of units on a particular sea or battlefield.
Military strategy in the 19th century was still
viewed as one of a trivium of "arts" or "sciences" that
govern the conduct of warfare; the others being
tactics, the execution of plans and manœuvering of
forces in battle, and
logistics, the maintenance of an army. The view had
prevailed since the Roman times, and the borderline
between strategy and tactics at this time was blurred,
and sometimes categorization of a decision is a matter
of almost personal opinion.
Carnot, during the
French Revolutionary Wars thought it simply involved
concentration of troops.