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Exploitative Play in Live Poker

How to Manipulate Your Opponents into Making Mistakes
Narrated by: Alexander Fitzgerald
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Summary

Many poker players can make good decisions at the table with a reasonable frequency. Nevertheless, there are numerous situations where even very experienced players behave in predictable ways. These deeply-ingrained habits lead them to make mistakes. The problem is that these situations won't often arise at the table by chance - you have to make them happen. Exploitative Play in Live Poker is a ground-breaking work that teaches you how to create the circumstances where your opponents will be likely to blunder and how to exploit them when they do. 

To achieve this you will need to put to one side starting-hand charts, balance, and GTO (Game Theory Optimal) play. Instead you will incorporate new concepts that may well place you outside your comfort zone. However, your style will now be forcing the other players at the table outside of their comfort zone and, unlike you, they won't know how to adapt. 

Learn how to:

  • Counter the auto-continuation-bettor
  • Develop a powerful donk-betting strategy
  • Use the overbet, the check-raise, and the three-barrel effectively

As well as being a highly successful player, Alex Fitzgerald runs a poker consultancy that serves more than 1,000 professional poker players in 60 countries. As part of this work, he has very likely trawled through more hand history databases than anyone else. This gives him a unique insight into how players really play, especially when placed under pressure and forced into unfamiliar situations. 

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Useful tips

Some useful tips to remind yourself of in here.

I find it hard to follow hand quizzes without the info written down but once you listen to a few of them you get the hand of it.

You have to take it all as Alex’s learnings and find a way of using the info in your own game. That’s why I like it. He’s providing tools and ideas but you still have to make your own moves.

It’s a good read that I’ll listen to again to keep refreshing it over and over.

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excellent

well written well delivered and with some extraordinary ideas. A great read for even a 20 years player

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Best book out there since Harrington on Holdem !

High level content for every non high roller out there. Easy to read, understand and apply.
Worth my 1st review ever on audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-19

Change your game!

Over the last 15+ years I’ve read books by Doyle, Helmuth, Harrington, Gordon, Cairo, Little etc. the list goes on. This book goes beyond hand ranges and tells. If you’re a student of the game and don’t want to get left in the dust as the game evolves, then this is a MUST read/listen. Alex also sends daily emails that keep you and your game in check!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-19

Excellent book!

One of the best poker books I’ve read. Alex is always entertaining and his insights into the game are priceless, don’t miss out on this book.

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  • Rebekah Hernandez
  • 26-05-19

Thank you! Alex



“You do it for the love of the game. If the way you play doesn’t allow you to love the greatest game on earth than your doing it wrong.” Alex Fitzgerald

Mr. Fitzgerald’s book is inspiring, insightful, and ingenious. His grasp of exploitive play has infused my win rate with higher percentages. He explains ranges and basic poker math that finally clears up some of my fog. His shark like mentality: “...take their chips... take them to the river and drown them...” is a blast to listen to. The audible version of the book is definitely approachable in the car, but his magnum opus (The Myth of Poker Talent) requires careful plodding. I like Jonathan Little’s books and brought one for a friend of mine that I often play against. I just hope he doesn’t find Alex. I find myself hearing his challenge when I’m playing. “Poker players don’t experiment enough.” So I try some weird reraise that I never would have had the guts to try before. I want to play in a way that I love the game. Thank you Alex for helping me do that. I’m 56 and I hope you will forgive me but if I ever see you I’m going to have to ring your hand off and just say thanks again.

Raymond Hernandez IV
prayingray@lightoflifepokerteam.com

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  • Mathew B. Crawford
  • 23-04-19

One of the practical and excellent poker books

Fitzgerald captures a lot of what good players somewhat see, but need to improve on.

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  • Thomas J. Maunder
  • 18-04-19

Excellent explanation of strategies for excelling at low stakes poker games

Alex does a wonderful job of explaining the strategies necessary to excel at lower stakes poker games. His no nonsense explanations are an excellent way to learn these somewhat nonstandard methods.

Most poker books are not that effective in audible format, but this book does exceedingly well.

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  • Mark J.
  • 12-04-19

The grind...

Fun audio....lots of plays to try out...
Loved the intensity of his competitive nature while also showing great passion for the game...

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  • Robert Fogarty
  • 07-04-19

A Banquet for Thought

After one "listen' there's too much to digest. The concepts are clearly presented with examples but as an audio book I myself need to re-listen and take notes in order to make the concepts my own. As opposed to a written book where key points can be highlighted the audio needs to be stopped and rewound. Then notes need to be written.
The author's voice is pleasant so the listen is easy.
The final section is key. Cliffs: don't choose a poker life. Put all that energy and time into a career....but keep playing the pokerz. Crush Life!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-19

Great Book

A lot of great advice in here, good for intermediate players who have a solid foundation but still a lot to learn. Only drawback is that the hand quizzes don't work very well in audio format as they are hard to keep track of in your head.

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  • J carlasare
  • 28-02-19

Buy this

It’s fantastic. I loved the helpful and practice tips. It’s conversational and fun while providing hard numbers.

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  • D. Rose
  • 15-02-19

Good Content

For the most part, I enjoyed the book. The author has a unique, data-driven perspective on the game.
My only complaint is his pronunciation of the word button. Instead of the common pronunciation, "but'n", Alex says, "budden." If you heard someone say budden in a casual conversation, you wouldn't give it a second thought. However, this is a poker book, so you hear it a couple of hundred times. It got so that every time he said it my brain would derail for a minute or two and I'd lose focus on the discussion. Aaaagh!
Even so, I still recommend the book. His personal perspective on poker and life at the end of the book are interesting and sound more like a biography than the usual condescending garbage that we get from most poker book authors.