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There are numerous books available on poker. Rule books, history books, descriptions, strategy guides, tricks and tips, and all they want to do is teach their readers about how to play better poker – and possibly how to make a living playing the most popular card game ever invented by man. But there are not so many books that tell us a story about playing poker, about how it feels, what it involved, and where it could lead. “The Dark Side of the Felt” is one of these books. The author, Tyler Nals, tells us his story about how he managed to survive in the world of underground poker.

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The Dark Side of the Felt
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You know those guys who play poker for millions of dollars on television? I’m not one of those guys. Instead, I risked my life on a nightly basis playing in underground poker games on Long Island and in Charlotte. This story is about how I managed to survive, but just barely.

Three years in the making. Six different countries. Twenty-eight professional poker players. All of them Real Grinders. If you’ve ever wanted to know if you have what it takes to be a professional poker player, now is your chance to find out. We’ve brought together some of the best pro players from around the world to talk about every aspect of playing for a living; the good parts, the bad parts, the successes, and the challenges. Everything that separates the winners from the losers in a game where fortunes can be won or lost on the turn of a card, and a level head and a quick wit control the table.

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Real Grinders: How to Play Poker for a Living
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Three years in the making. Six different countries. Twenty-eight professional poker players. All of them Real Grinders. If you’ve ever wanted to know if you have what it takes to be a professional poker player, now is your chance to find out. We’ve brought together some of the best pro players from around the world to talk about every aspect of playing for a living; the good parts, the bad parts, the successes, and the challenges. Everything that separates the winners from the losers in a game where fortunes can be won or lost on the turn of a card,[Read More]
Crushing Low Stakes Poker: How to Make $1,000s Playing Low Stakes Sit 'n Gos, Volume 2: Heads-Up
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The Crushing Low Stakes Poker series is for anyone who:is interested in making a nice side income playing online pokeris new to poker or a beginning/intermediate playeris looking for solid strategy advice to consistently crush low stakes poker gamesLearn How To Crush Low Stakes GamesMost poker books are written by professional poker players who play at the highest stakes. The same goes for most of the video content on poker training sites. Whereas you can learn a lot from studying that material, it won’t always be as useful to you when you’re mainly playing at the low stakes. Playing low[Read More]
Decide to Play Great Poker: A Strategy Guide to No-Limit Texas Hold '’Em
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Ask the great poker players how they’d play a hand and the answer is always, “It depends.” That answer can be infuriating. But guess what? It really does depend. The key to becoming a great poker player is in knowing exactly what it depends on. At last there’s a book that gives you that answer. Poker is a game of so many variables: table position, flop texture, the number of players in a hand, the personalities of your opponents, and so much more. Decide to Play Great Poker teaches you how to identify and analyze those variables, interchange them within[Read More]
The Middle Zone: Mastering the Most Difficult Hands in Hold'em Poker
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WELCOME TO THE MIDDLE ZONESo often in Texas hold’em poker, you just don’t know where you stand. Do you have the best hand? The worst? Within the great gray area between the stone nuts and a pure bluff it’s often hard to tell. But take heart, because in this innovative new poker single, Annie Duke and John Vorhaus dive deep into the murky decision space of the middle zone, show you what it is, how to avoid it, and what to do if, alas, you step in something sticky. In The Middle Zone, you’ll learn…• How to forecast your prospects[Read More]
The Poker Blueprint: Advanced Strategies for Crushing Micro & Small Stakes NL
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From the man who literally CREATED the poker ebook market and its poster child, Let There Be Range (a two-thousand dollar poker manual for high-stakes poker professionals), The Poker Blueprint provides the infrastructure for micro- and small-stakes players to build their game on. It also offer advanced strategies that are vital to crushing today’s online short-handed games up to 100NL. YOU WILL LEARN: • How to win pots without premium holdings … Secrets revealed on page 97 • How to crush your opponents using this simple tactic … See page 177 • How to increase your win-rate with a[Read More]
Elements of Poker
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Beyond statistics, beyond whether to raise, call, or fold, Elements of Poker reveals a new world of profitability for your bankroll and your life. You know tilt costs you money, but do you know how to make it go away? You know position is important, but do you know how to cash in that knowledge? Elements of Poker will teach you all of this and much more. Published in 2007, Elements of poker has been extremely well-received by the poker community for its fresh perspective, grand scope, humor, insight, and tilt reduction teachings. Tommy Angelo is a top tier poker[Read More]
Heads-Up No-Limit Hold 'em
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Heads-up confrontations can occur in any game, even when every seat is occupied. Yet, most hold em players who transition to the heads-up form, especially if they are from full ring no-limit games, do not succeed. Adjusting to the amount of aggression can be difficult since heads-up battles require you to bet and raise with many more hands than what would be considered standard at a full table. Despite this, no-limit heads-up hold em is growing rapidly, especially on the Internet. So mastering this form of poker can be invaluable for those seeking to add a winning loose-aggressive component to[Read More]