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The video version brings this analysis to life as the exact situation being discussed is represented at all times on screen. Thus the viewer can focus directly on the play whilst listening to Chris Moorman’s thought processes while he’s weighing up the information available and deciding which line to take.
The video consists of 8 videos of approximately 1 hour each, with a total viewing time of around 9 hours.
Each video features 10 hands taken from the book. The videos all follow the format you can see in the preview…
Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 2 is now available in Audio from the following:
We are delighted to announce that Patricia Cardner, author of Positive Poker (along with Jonathan Little) has agreed to write another book for D&B Poker. This new book on psychology will explore entirely new topics and be an excellent complement to the first book which was very well received by both reviewers and the public. Patricia, as a psychology doctorate is, of course, highly qualified to write about the psychology of poker which is more than can be said about some other authors who have ventured into this domain.
One of the huge psychological issues in poker is, of course, tilt. I doubt there is a poker player anywhere on the planet who has not at some point experienced some degree of tilt in their play. In fact being able to deal successfully with tilt could easily be what separates good players from really great ones…
We are extremely proud to announce that the poker legend Mike Sexton has agreed to publish his new book with us. More details will be revealed shortly but I can tell you that he certainly has a lot of interesting stories to tell!
How can you run a chess tournament to make it mimic a poker tournament where ‘anyone’ has a chance to actually win? You can do it by running the event on a “time handicap” basis. This would considerably level out the skill differential. Chess games are traditionally played over approximately 4-5 hours with each player having around two hours to make all their moves. A time handicap could mean, for example, that the weaker player always gets two hours whereas the stronger player gets less time depending upon the difference in rating. For example, in a clash between a 2400-rated player and a 2200-rated player, the 2200 would start with two hours but the 2400 might have maybe one hour. If the differential were even greater then the stronger player might have only half an hour or even – in the case between players of wildly disparate strength – maybe only 10 or even 5 minutes.
Chess and poker share many similarities but the mechanisms by which poker and chess tournaments are usually conducted are wildly different. Chess is traditionally an intellectual battle where victory is perhaps it’s own reward and actual prize money secondary. Poker, however, is all about the money.
The Millionaire Chess Open (recently concluded in the Mecca of gambing – Las Vegas) is an interesting attempt by the classic mind sport to get some of poker’s high roller action. The entry fees to this event are “poker-sized”, typically being around the $1,000 mark and this has enabled the organisers to offer a total prize fund of $1 million. Trying to bring the poker big bucks action to chess is a great idea and I was curious to see what the organisers had done to deal with the obvious problem that the top spots in open chess tournaments are ‘always’ taken by the best players since, unlike poker, the results in chess are based purely on skill. The answer, surprisingly, is not much.