EdCollins
EdCollins
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January 28th, 2014 at 5:51:37 PM permalink
"How To Win Poker Tournaments" by Tom McEvoy might be worth a look. It's probably long out of print so you will probably have to look for a used copy.

Here's a link to my old collection of poker books: http://www.edcollins.com/poker-books
98Clubs
98Clubs
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January 28th, 2014 at 11:14:31 PM permalink
Having played a thousand or so micro-limit ($5 or less) TH Tournaments I will say this, Micro-limit TH tournaments are the most viscious snake-pit in poker. Everyone is way over bankrolled, and for 5 bucks or less get an hour or two of tourney play. Be viscious, daring loose, tight, or tilted. Micro-limit has it... up to 6000 contestants at only 50c +5c, thousands for $1 + 10c.

My own history indicated I was a better micro-limit Hi/Lo Omaha player, and recouped the snake-pit losses, gaining final table status on several occasions (best finish 3rd three times $5, and 2nd twice in $2).

And then came UIGEA, and thats it.
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UTHfan
UTHfan
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January 29th, 2014 at 9:17:33 AM permalink
harrington's books are good. They walk you through the logic and math behind most hands.
Boney526
Boney526
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February 8th, 2014 at 4:45:54 PM permalink
Personally loved Poker Tournament Formula (own and read both parts) but it's not really too relevant to what you're describing. It assumes you know more than you probably do, and it is geared towards larger scale tournaments. It also makes some claims that are somewhat contreversial in the community, although the logic is sound and it's not overly controversial.

Depending on the structure of your tournament, the most important things to cover are basic poker strategy stuff (read The Theory of Poker by Sklansky) and the next most important thing is to understand the ICM (Independent Chip Model.)

The contreversial aspects of Snyders books has to do with how it downplays the importance of ICM during several stages of larger field tournaments, at least according to some. (He even admits part of his purpose is to show that he thinks other people were overplaying its importance.) Either way, I don't think anybody would argue that it isn't extremely important to consider in single table tournaments, in fact, it's often the biggest part of your decision making process.
AcesAndEights
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February 9th, 2014 at 8:51:50 AM permalink
Quote: Boney526

Personally loved Poker Tournament Formula (own and read both parts) but it's not really too relevant to what you're describing. It assumes you know more than you probably do, and it is geared towards larger scale tournaments. It also makes some claims that are somewhat contreversial in the community, although the logic is sound and it's not overly controversial.

Depending on the structure of your tournament, the most important things to cover are basic poker strategy stuff (read The Theory of Poker by Sklansky) and the next most important thing is to understand the ICM (Independent Chip Model.)

The contreversial aspects of Snyders books has to do with how it downplays the importance of ICM during several stages of larger field tournaments, at least according to some. (He even admits part of his purpose is to show that he thinks other people were overplaying its importance.) Either way, I don't think anybody would argue that it isn't extremely important to consider in single table tournaments, in fact, it's often the biggest part of your decision making process.


Yeah I've read the beginning of PTF and have realized it's not super relevant to our tiny home game, since there is only 1 table.
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