In POKER: THE REAL DEAL AND PHIL GORDON'S LITTLE GREEN BOOK, Phil Gordon - co-host of Celebrity Poker Showdown and a world-class player and teacher - shared the strategies, tips, and expertise he's gleaned during his phenomenally successful career. Now, he shows players how to apply those theories to actual hands in order to make smart, confident decisions with every move. Gordon walks readers through hands that he's encountered in six different scenarios, from an online cash game to a World Series of Poker match, revealing not only what plays he made, but also why he made them. He relates what goes through a pro's mind in every situation, whether it's a timely bluff or a questionable call, and helps players calculate their own best moves in the most pressure-fuelled, lightning-paced situations. In analyzing specific hands, Gordon also imparts important lessons in key poker skills such as calculating odds, shorthanded play, and discovering tells. And he discusses memorable plays - the good and the oh-so-bad - from Celebrity Poker Showdown, explaining why players made certain moves and, in many cases, what they should have done differently. Insightful, witty, and filled with real-life pro secrets, LITTLE BLUE BOOK is required reading for every player looking to make a profit and raise his game to the next level.
Phil Gordon is the co-host of Bravo's hit show Celebrity Poker Showdown and a world-class poker player. He has won more than $1,200,000 in tournaments in the last three years, including a first place finish in the World Poker Tour in 2002 and a fourth place finish in the 2001 World Series of Poker. The author of POKER: THE REAL DEAL, Gordon lives in Las Vegas.