View Full Version : A book for hold'em odds?

04-14-2005, 11:44 AM
I'm trying to get a better grip on the math behind poker in order to improve my decision making. I do have a decent grip on the basics, but not enough experience yet to really make this benefit from game in the heat of battle....I need a pencil and paper and 10 minutes /images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Anyway, I'm seeing basically 2 books online on the topic:

1. Texas Hold'em Odds by Catalin Barboianu - there's an adobe version for $12.95

2. Hold Em Odds by Mike Petriv - this thing is $39.99

I'm not great at math and never had anything more than Algebra; although I did have a stats glad in grad work.

Is anyone familiar with either of these? Which would you recommend? Is there a different book that you recommend?

04-14-2005, 12:07 PM
I've never read those books, but Mike Caro's website has a pretty good odds section:


04-14-2005, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the web link.

04-14-2005, 02:59 PM
There's a book that might be interesting for you:
"Weighing the Odds in Hold'em Poker by King Yao"

Here's a link:

I can't make a reccomendation right now as I haven't read it. It will be out end of April. But I've ordered it and will most probably write a report as soon as I finished it.

But if you follow the link he provides a sample chapter.

As far as I know King Yao posts here at 2+2 also but I can't recall recent posts.


Abu Turab
04-14-2005, 03:20 PM
I bought both and would say Petriv's is better in it's format and writing.

04-14-2005, 04:44 PM
That does look interesting, thanks.