'Ace on the River' is no ordinary poker book. This is the first truly "advanced" guide aimed at improving your game. Written in an easy-to-read, bare bones conversational style and designed to help anyone interested in increasing their understanding of the game, this book is ideal for those new to the game or winning professionals. The fundamental philosophies presented go beyond the green felt and can be applied in all competitive ventures. While most poker books focus on basic rules and strategies, the books advanced perspective addresses elements that effect both game play and the player. Focusing on a variety of subjects such as the psychology of poker, money management, family issues, and sex, this book gives the reader a rare chance to look beyond the cards to see the poker world through someone who lives it. The unique you-make-the-call-play by play section will challenge the reader again and again. This is a review and guide to the world of high-stakes poker as seen by one of the most well-known and well-respected players of all time.
From the beginning of 2003 until the middle of 2004, Barry Greenstein won seven poker tournaments and came in second five times, including winning a World Poker Tour event and a World Series of Poker bracelet. Known as the Robin Hood of Poker, Barry has donated nearly three million dollars of his tournament winnings to charity.
Table of Contents
Introduction; My Poker Career; The Poker Society; How to Behave in the Poker Society; Superstition; Attitude of a Poker Player; Traits of Winning Players; Psychology of Gambling; Brain Chemistry; Integrity; Getting Your Education; Making Money; Holding on to Money; Hazards of Sports Betting; Protecting Yourself; Poker and Your Family; Poker and Your Sexuality; The Best Poker Player in the World; Gambling and Productive Society; Mathematics of Poker; Game Theory; Chaos; Different Limits; Money Management; Poker on the Internet; Play Lessons; Tournaments; Some No-Limit Tournament Hands; Parting Thoughts; Glossary; Index.