Ligaz11 Review of Tournament Poker

 

 

 

The popularity of tournament poker continues to grow. As more and more people enter poker tournaments, they get tougher to beat. A great deal has been written about poker tournaments, but surprisingly few books have been dedicated to the topic, and I’m still waiting to read the definitive poker tournament book. Will this be the one?

 

McEvoy begins his book with some general poker tournament strategies. The author is an experienced tournament player who won the main event at the World Series of Poker in 1983 and plays as a professional on the tournament circuit. Most of these ligaz11 strategies will be pretty obvious to a poker player with even a fair bit of experience, but they’re important, and anyone who hasn’t considered them would be well advised to heed what McEvoy has to say. No matter how skilled the player, they have to get more than a little lucky in order to win a poker tournament. One of the statements the author makes that I really like is that in a tournament a player should strive to play well enough to give themselves a chance to get lucky. This is about the best expression of tournament strategy in a single sentence that I’ve heard.

 

The next 11 chapters covering almost 2/3 of the book are about strategies for various games played in poker tournaments. For example, the reader is advised not to play smaller suited connectors in the early stages of a Limit Hold’em …