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Poker Books: 5 Books in 1

Beginner's Guide + Tips and Tricks + Simple and Effective Strategies + Best Practices + Advanced Strategies
Narrated by: William Bahl
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In 2017, the World Series of Poker Champion walked away with more than eight million dollars in cash. The total for the entire event was twice that. Where do you want to be in 2018? If you are interested in getting started playing poker, well then, Poker Books: 5 Books in 1 is what you have been waiting for.

Inside, you will find a number of useful practices that are sure to serve you well every time you sit down at a table. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to improve your pre-flop strategy, ability to determine pot odds, ease with which you can steal blinds, or more, this audiobook has the details you need. Not only will you learn the right plays to make at the right times, but you will learn the theory behind the motions as well, thanks to easily explained and detailed examples.

Dozens of new players make it to the World Series of Poker every year; 2018 could be your year. So, what are you waiting for? Take control of your financial future and get this audiobook today!

Inside you will find:

  • Everything you ever wanted to know about equity and how you can turn it to your advantage even in subpar situations
  • The true value of the speculative hand and what it can mean for your pre-flop strategy
  • A list of the most useful pot odds to know and when and why they come in handy
  • The most effective way to take advantage of reverse implied odds
  • The best ways to target weak players and profit from the experience
  • And more....

Buy this five-book bundle today and learn the intricacies of poker.

©2018 Kevin Bailey (P)2018 K.M. Kassi
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My course expectations were all met. I was looking for a comprehensive Poker course that would provide material that creates a solid set of fundamentals that I would be able to build on via additional study and experience through regular game play. I was very impressed with the explanation materials and format of the course. There is a significant amount of material in this audiobook. There is so much material it can at times be overwhelming without deliberate pauses and review. Due to the large amount of material, I found it was better to go through the material at a slower place. Instead of cramming the material, I recommend taking some extra time and incorporate dedicated time for actual poker play and deliberate practice. I would then review previously viewed lessons and allow the material to be reinforced through actual experience where I attempted to utilize the course information. This allows for an ability to learn the info, apply it, then review and gain additional insight and perspective after applying what was learned. I found this to be the best method of learning for me since the information was still fresh and easy to recall. I would recommend this audiobook to any beginner Poker player that wants to improve their game by increasing their understanding of Poker strategy, patterns, player types, and best practices. And this audiobook also has some Advanced strategies to follow as well.

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Tips that actually worked for this player!

This audiobook provide you with all the tools and tactics that you need to know about, so you can have a real edge over your opponents at this level.
I don't think it's possible to get a course with this high standard with the bargain price you have to pay else where.

Kevin is a very good teacher, he goes through all the concepts so a person with no knowledge about poker will understand.
There is a serios amount of theory to learn and to compehend, so it is very wise to rehearse the sections. Let all the information to sink in while playing poker, so you can implement your learnings from the course.
Players who play both tight and aggressive typically stick to a slim range from which they would cold call such a raise from a weak position. This, in turn, means that they are likely to fold a large majority of the time and only raise again if they have a very strong hand and call again if they have a hand that has the potential to be quite strong including things like strong pocket pair or high-level connectors.

This would then mean that you would want to set your opponent up with a range of pairs that run from 2 to 7, connectors from king-queen down to 7-6 and even some gap connectors that are suited such as king-jack and jack-9. Once you have made this decision you will then compare it to what has already happened in the hand. Once you take this information into account it then becomes clear that you can assume that they will make a move besides folding if they have the bottom pair showing or a potential to draw into a hand with at least 8 possible chances at victory. Following this train of logic one step further, it means that they are likely to fold a full 75 percent of the time while the other 25 percent of the time they are likely to have a flush draw.

In this scenario, you don’t need to work things out all the way to the precise percentages to determine that a single bluff at this stage is not going to make enough of a difference to skew the odds of success in your favor. As such, the right choice would then be to check and wait for the next card. If your opponent checks the next round then a bluff would be more potentially profitable as your opponent has fewer options remaining to them and it is clear that their hand didn’t produce anything profitable otherwise they would have bet.
A give the course 5 of 5 stars all days a week.

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Great teacher

This audiobook is absolutely amazing! If you are new to Poker or if you have not played for some time and want to get back into poker and learn the game properly. When you listen this course, you will keep asking yourself why this course is so damn cheap! I have listened a few of Kevin Bailey's courses and I have 3 more to go. The level of confidence that I feel right now after watching a few of his courses is quite unbelievable. Kevin is patient and systematic. He teaches you all you need to know to improve your game. After taking all of his Poker courses, you would be good enough to improve your win rate and eventually move up to 25nl and 50nl where, as Kevin puts it, the real money is. Thank you very much Kevin for teaching. I look forward to studying any future courses that you might come out with.

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Pays for itself

The most effective poker players know that ensuring they have access to the most chips possible at a given time is the easiest way to assure victory in the long run. This means that if you find yourself playing in a game where you can buy more chips at any point, you are always going to want to make a concentrated effort to have as many chips on the table at any time as possible. Extra chips can be thought of as tools for helping you win pots. This means that the more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you are to find success throughout a game. As long as you aren’t buying back in based on tilt, it is going to be the most reliable strategy for long term success.

It is also important to be aware that the opposite is actually true for top pairs as they will decrease in value from this position. This is the case because a majority of players will be more hesitant to add money to a pot where another player has a deep stack as well as the implication of a top pair. As such, these hands are likely to only take smaller pots, and if they don’t work out then the amount they lose is going to be much higher than the overall average.

The most important thing you are going to want to keep in mind when working with this stack size is that patience is the key to success. You will want to wait for hands that you can capitalize on, guaranteed, which means that speculative hands are out of the question. If things turn against you sooner than expected you need to be willing to fold, rather than riding it out in hopes of variance playing to your favor.

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Kevin & Bahl does a great job!

Very good audiobook, I loved it! It's like a crash course on poker. Narrator explains everything really well and gives nice examples. I kinda feel like I just went from zero to Poker Hero haha! 100% recommended!

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Valuable materials vs. the market.

This audiobook is great for beginners and advanced players alike. It really takes the fundamentals to an entirely new level. I enjoyed it because it was engaging and informative without getting into too many boring details within 5 hours and with the great low costs of only £13.79 ( Remember, its a 5 Books bundle). Beginner's will gain some great insights into the game that they can use while at the table (or online), and even while they are not playing in daily life. Like tips and methods to keep your A game, by staying healthy, focused, and maintaining a good attitude about poker.

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Systematic way to build intuition

First you will learn a variety of useful betting strategies that can be put into play in many different scenarios. Next, you will learn all about pot odds and how knowing just what your chances of success are in a given situation can affect your strategy in many different ways. From there, you will learn when to use over-bets and how they can help you take down pots you had no business winning. Then you will learn all about playing the turn in the most effective way possible followed by the many benefits of acting from the button. Finally, you will learn about the main types of players you will face and effective strategies for taking each of them down.
In addition to helping you maximize your overall effectiveness when playing poker, pot odds will also come in handy when it comes to figuring out the right amount to bet in a given situation in order to properly protect your hand. As an example, if you believe your opponent is looking to draw into a flush then you will want to place a large enough bet that it no longer makes sense to them to stay in based on the pot odds they are up against. Assuming your opponent is experienced they will know that it makes more sense to fold in the short term to protect their long-term success averages. If they call in the short term then the odds are against them for the hand so they are decreasing their overall effectiveness and if they fold then you win the pot, either way the results favor you significantly.

I have been playing poker on and off for the last 5 years with various degrees of success. Over time, I had the opportunity to look at various aspects of the game but always struggled to find information that is well structured, clear and accurate.
This course has been excellent. Contained a number of topics that I will definitely dig into deeper and allowed me to just straight back into 10nl.
Hit the break even mark around 20k hands after incorporating your strategy, suggestions and ranges which help plugged a number of my leaks!

There are plenty of books on this subject on the market, thanks again for choosing this one! Every effort was made to ensure it is full of as much useful information as possible, please enjoy!

Thank you for putting the course together and sharing your experience!

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Love the course.

This is a must take course for beginning poker players. It covers all the basic fundamentals that beginners need to understand and implement into play in order to become winning players even in subpar situations. The narrator Bahl explains all the fundamental concepts in very easy to understand manner with great examples and provides useful exercises to fasten your learning experience as you follow along through the audiobook. If you are really new to these concepts you may have to review certain lectures twice or three times but it all ties nicely together in the end once you practice enough and then revisit the lectures you might have been struggling with earlier and view them with your new gained learning experiences from live plays and compare/combine the theory and practice. We all start in the beginning, and Kevin makes it much easier for you than what it would take for you to do on your own...Just follow along, remember to do the exercises and you will be fine.

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If he raised the price 3.5x I’d still “call”

Poker is an easy game to learn, it is also an easy game to master up to the point where you can yield profits and hours of enjoyment. As one of the most prolific players in the games history (2003 world series of poker winner, Chris Moneymaker) has said, “The beautiful thing about poker is that everybody thinks they can play.” We will come back to this statement a few times in this book. Together we will cover and hopefully discover new and exciting ways to play the game properly, as well as the fascinating history associated with the greatest gambling game ever played. By reading the chapters in this book, you will gain an understanding of tactical play unparalleled by other novice players. You will become aware of the fruitfulness and scope of the gamble. You will discover ways to control your opponents by producing a number of actions that will make it seem as though you have dedicated years to the game without ever engaging in rigorous study. Your enjoyment will advance while your playing strength will increase, all while developing an expert’s ability to plan your next move.

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The Poker Blueprint

This is a one of a kind poker course. For the Poker Player it is one of the most encouraging and supportive poker courses I've ever seen. It lifts you up and gives you the moral support you need regarding so many areas of poker thinking and in such a motivational way. It makes you come to grip with your poker self and makes it possible for you to realize you have more poker potential than you realized. It makes you say to yourself I think I can overcome areas that have been holding me back from enjoying the poker journey. I don't have to be like anybody else , I can enjoy just being me.

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  • Dollie Ring
  • 29-05-20

This course is worth its weight in chips.

I've been an intermediate player for years. I won some back before "black Friday." However, I could never really understand why certain players were just able to own me.

I haven't played regularly in several years and have recently decided to play more often. I bought this course as a "refresher."

These days you can’t hardly sit down at a poker table without hearing the term Game Theory Optimal (GTO). The fact that it gets thrown around with several different terms means it can be difficult to determine exactly what it is all about. Basically, it can be used in reference to considering situations based on their probability, range and results as well as in relation to opponent modeling. Regardless of the game, there is a mathematical GTO solution which explains why it has become the dominant framework among the professionals when it comes to the ideal poker strategy.

Essentially, GTO is about finding a strategy that makes it harder for your opponents to push you around in a game while also making it easier to get them to do what you want them to do. To understand how it comes into play during a typical poker hand, consider the following basic example. This example is known as the prisoner’s dilemma and essentially it says that two people are arrested for the same crime and then offered a choice. They can either admit that the other person committed the crime, in which case they will go free and the other prisoner will get a harsh sentence or stay silent and receive a light sentence. If both parties talk then they will both receive the harsh sentence. This means the best solution is not to talk, but only if they can count on the other person to do the same.

When you come across a player who is trying to influence your play, the natural response is to react and try to counter their strategy which can make it seem as though GTO is not especially useful. In actuality, assuming another player has a strategy and then striving to counter it is the essence of GTO.

It is so much more than a refresher. The sections on 3-betting, isolation raising, and over-limping (not limping too often, but limping after others have limped) have already transformed my game from a slight winner to a consistent winner.

It's only been over a relatively small sample size, but when I realized a few big mistakes I was making and corrected them, the results were immediately obvious.

Thank you so much, Kevin. As a poker lover for over a decade, I really can't express enough how much I appreciate you making this course.

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  • Janet Sifford
  • 26-06-19

Great-The-Best-Thanks

I'm totally in to get poker experiences and some new strategies, that's basically why I bought this audible. This narrator voice is comfortable :-D and the way he's explaining is really good for everybody, even for a really stupid guy. I'm just at the beginning of the course, but looking really forward for future lesson's. I recommend this course for every player who just don't want to be hunted fish in poker world forever.

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  • John Lovett
  • 26-06-19

Solid poker advice.

Another awesome course from Kevin Bailey. This is the 6th course that I have finished from him. I have two more to go. I also refer to his "Poker Math" book and his "Poker Strategies: Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Learn the Most Simple and Effective Poker Strategies in the World of Poker" often. Thank you very much Kevin for teaching. Hope you come out with more courses soon

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  • Sidney
  • 01-06-20

I was a pro player (7 card stud) 10 years ago.


My course expectations were all met. I was looking for a comprehensive Poker course that would provide material that creates a solid set of fundamentals that I would be able to build on via additional study and experience through regular game play.

I was very impressed with the presentation materials and format of the course. There is a significant amount of material in this course. There is so much material it can at times be overwhelming without deliberate pauses and review. Due to the large amount of material, I found it was better to go through the material at a slower place.

Contrary to popular belief, this game did not exist in the 19th century wild west we think about when the game is mentioned. There is no clear-cut origin of the games inventor, though it is known that the game did start in Texas in the early 1900’s. The Texas State Legislature has officially recognized Robstown, Texas as the birthplace of Texas Hold ‘em. It steadily grew in popularity until it found its way to Las Vegas by way of a few down on their luck gamblers, Crandell Addington, Doyle Brunson, and Amarillo Slim. These men would not be down on their luck for long though, as they have each made a legacy of their names. Crandell Addington helped create the World Series of Poker and is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. Doyle Brunson has played poker professionally for over 50 years, he is a two-time World Series of Poker Main Event champion, an inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame, and has authored several books on the art of poker. Amarillo Slim, also known as Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., has likewise cham
pioned the World Series of Poker and is inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, his death in 2012 was a blow to the world of poker. He authored two books on poker and lives on through his work.

The game took a huge leap in popularity in 1970, the same year two major casinos opened in Vegas. It was soon the main event in poker tournaments across the country. In 1972, the very first World Series of Poker took place with only 8 players, it didn’t take long for that figure to jump up, and in thirty years, it would see 800 players enter the tournament. In time the game would reach such popularity that it would become a major part of mainstream television.
The word “poker” comes from a conglomerate of languages. It is said that it is likely descended from the Irish “poca” meaning “pocket”, or the French “poque” which is descended from the German “pochen” meaning “to brag as a bluff.” Despite the clear similarity to the names, it is unclear if the game is a descendant of these games the words describe or just borrowed for the sake of familiarity. Undoubtedly the oldest of the variants covered in this book, five card draw can be traced back to 1829, though, back in the years of its creation, the game was played with a twenty-card deck and a maximum of four players betting on which hand was the most valued without the option to trade cards with the dealer. It was first written about by English actor Joseph Cowell, who witnessed a group of men playing around a table in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The game waned in popularity after community card poker games were invented and today, it is not common to see it played in casinos, but is loved enough to be seen in play with family and friends.

Instead of cramming the material, I recommend taking some extra time and incorporate dedicated time for actual poker play and deliberate practice. I would then review previously viewed lessons and allow the material to be reinforced through actual experience where I attempted to utilize the course information. This allows for an ability to learn the info, apply it, then review and gain additional insight and perspective after applying what was learned. I found this to be the best method of learning for me since the information was still fresh and easy to recall.

I would recommend this course to any beginner Poker player that wants to improve their game by increasing their understanding of Poker strategy, patterns, player types, and best practices.

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  • Vasquez
  • 26-06-19

Go for $14.95 and you will get a lot!

Practical tips and ranges which you can take and implement to your game at once. Loved it! Really this is the 5 Books in 1 is what I have been waiting for since many days.

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  • Zachary
  • 26-06-19

All in all great information

This was a good explanation of information that matched my understanding of the topic. The best ways to target weak players and profit from the experience can guide us to go through...

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  • Donna Boyer
  • 26-06-19

Xtremely clear and valuable info, thanks man

Extremely clear and beneficial course. If you are struggling in your games or want to win more - this is a must listen!

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  • Henrietta
  • 26-06-19

Just need to implement in right away!

Really covers about 99% of situations players will see preflop, and all the ranges that should be played in those. Great course that can be implemented right away!

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  • Patricia Duval
  • 26-06-19

To o know and when and why

I think having a list of the most useful pot odds to know and when and why they come in handy, is a great idea. And also the most effective way to take advantage of reverse implied odds is also a great way.

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  • Willie Garcia
  • 02-06-20

Puts it all together

While your technical poker playing skills may be top-notch, it takes more than that to be successful at the game in the long term. In fact, one of the main reasons that many poker players remain middling despite years of experience is that they have the wrong mindset from the start and never realize the problem and, as such, never get around to correcting it. These mental roadblocks aren’t insurmountable, they just require the right understanding of the game in order to push past them to the success you are looking for.

What this means is that the emotional, psychological and mental aspects of the game are just as important as any other tips and tricks you might learn along the way. In fact, much of the money that is lost at the poker table is due to weak mindsets, bad reactions, poor attitudes and generally wooly thinking. These issues can even affect those who are otherwise very calm and forward-thinking, as they can sit down at the table only to suddenly find themselves emotional, illogical or just plain deluded. Whenever you sit down to play it is important to keep in mind that poker players aren’t robots which means that emotions play as much of a part in the process as sheer technical prowess.

One of the main things that sets the greatest poker players in the world apart from everyone else is that they have a competitive nature that is highly developed, tempered by a strong positive self-belief. The variance that is found in every hand of poker can make it easy to turn fatalistic, full of self-doubt and generally negative about your skills and your future successes. This means that it is important to retain a belief in yourself in order to see each game through effectively.

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