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Old 04-14-2005, 11:44 AM
QTip QTip is offline
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Default A book for hold\'em odds?

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 [img]/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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?
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: A book for hold\'em odds?

I've never read those books, but Mike Caro's website has a pretty good odds section:

http://www.poker1.com/mcu/mculib_odds.asp
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:11 PM
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Default Re: A book for hold\'em odds?

Thanks for the web link.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: A book for hold\'em odds?

There's a book that might be interesting for you:
"Weighing the Odds in Hold'em Poker by King Yao"

Here's a link:
http://bj21.com/ads/weighing_the_odds/ad.html

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.

Shadow
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:20 PM
Abu Turab Abu Turab is offline
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Default Re: A book for hold\'em odds?

I bought both and would say Petriv's is better in it's format and writing.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:44 PM
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Default Re: A book for hold\'em odds?

That does look interesting, thanks.
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