I think this is the best poker book ever written. I have competed for many years at the highest levels, and the level of my game jumped when I started studying the material in this book diligently. Every poker player should buy this book. It’s not the quickest read, but all of the time you invest will be richly rewarded. I have read this book three times, and I will most definitely revisit the material. — Brandon Adams, Professional Poker Player and Harvard lecturer
Having played a lot with Greg over the years, I know he plays a great game. Having taught with Greg, I know he’s even better at teaching poker. But what really sets Greg apart is his skill at the final table. He has won over 30% of the times he made the final 9, and has won 70% of the times he made the final 3 in a no-limit or pot-limit game! Amazing! — Joe Hachem, Professional Poker Player
Having worked with both Dr. Cardner and Gareth James in the past, it’s no surprise to me that they have dedicated the time and detail necessary to address a huge challenge which plagues most learners: focused study. Dr. Cardner is an expert in understanding the psychology of learning practices and the common resistance points that most encounter. Gareth is incredibly well versed on the mathematical models which govern the game of poker. Together I have no doubt they have created an incredible learning tool in Purposeful Practice for Poker. — Matt Berkey, High Stakes Poker Pro & Owner of Solve For Why
I am pretty sure I have said before that a book I was reviewing at the time changed my life, but this time it didn’t just change my life, it completely 100% altered my entire poker existence… I don’t know about you, but I am never going to be satisfied with where my poker game is. I must admit I don’t know what I don’t know. I have to go out there and find the answers to the questions I don’t even know that I have. I don’t want to just grab any old book from any old shelf and learn any old information. I want to learn the best from the best. I am telling you: Alex Fitzgerald is the best of the best. — Shannon Mack, CardPlayerLifestyle.com
“If you’re someone like me, who loves the theoretical side of poker but doesn’t get to play as much as you’d like, this book is perfect. It smartly covers how to implement both GTO and exploitative strategies in thorny spots that come up all the time but haven’t gotten much attention from other books. I can already think of tons of hands where it’s going to win me extra chips.” — Nate Silver, Founder of FiveThirtyEight.com and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Signal and the Noise.
Jonathan Little continues to offer up the best poker advice in the business for both part time poker hobbyists and seasoned professionals. Excelling at Tough No-Limit Hold’em Games is a must read for anyone who takes their poker game seriously. — Card Player magazine
Learning about the “Four Pillars of Postflop Strategy” reframed my decision making process in even the closest spots. Now I feel more comfortable identifying when a hand is a clear raise, call, or fold on the flop, and find myself in fewer marginal situations on later streets than previously. Mastering Small Stakes Pot-Limit Omaha should be required reading for any player new to PLO or transitioning from NLHE. Fernando has spent more time engaged in a deep study of PLO than anyone on the planet, so you can be confident his recommended strategies are +EV in any game format and will remain so for many years to come. — John Beauprez, WSOP Bracelet Winner and Founder of PLOQuickPro.com
Mike has hit a home run with this book. It’s not a “how to” book, but if you like poker, golf, or gambling stories, then you’ll love Life’s a Gamble. — Doyle Brunson (Godfather of Poker)
Mike Sexton had a vision for poker that no one else had. And he didn’t just talk about it, he made it happen. Life’s a Gamble gives you an historical look at poker and how and why the ‘poker explosion’ took place - and the stories are great! — Phil Hellmuth (all-time bracelet winner - WSOP)
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