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Many poker players can make good decisions at the table with a reasonable frequency. Nevertheless, there are numerous situations where even very experienced players behave in predictable ways. These deeply-ingrained habits lead them to make mistakes. The problem is that these situations won’t often arise at the table by chance – you have to make them happen. Exploitative Play in Live Poker is a ground-breaking work that teaches you how to create the circumstances where your opponents will be likely to blunder and how to exploit them when they do.

To achieve this you will need to put to one side starting hand charts, balance and GTO (Game Theory Optimal) play. Instead you will incorporate new concepts that may well place you outside your comfort zone. However, your style will now be forcing the other players at the table outside of their comfort zone and, unlike you, they won’t know how to adapt.

Learn how to:

  • Counter the auto-continuation-bettor
  • Develop a powerful donk-betting strategy
  • Use the overbet, the check-raise and the three-barrel effectively

As well as being a highly successful player, Alex Fitzgerald runs a poker consultancy that serves more than 1,000 professional poker players in 60 countries. As part of this work, he has very likely trawled through more hand history databases than anyone else. This gives him a unique insight into how players really play, especially when placed under pressure and forced into unfamiliar situations.

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,

First of all, the book was fantastic: a read that I could not stop reading, gluing me to the pages. I’m not sure if it was the way the writer spoke or worded things or just perhaps the no-bullshit way to dominate a poker table that kept me wanting more and more.

I’m biased. I knew I was going to like this book going in. I wrote a pretty glowing review of Alex’s first book “The Myth of Poker Talent,” and I knew that if this book was even half as good as that one then I’d love it. I think what appeals to me the most is the conversational tone and carefree nature of Alex’s writing style. It’s so intuitively simple. But there’s so much wisdom in it. Alex told me that he wrote this book for players in the diner. People who love the game, who stay up late to talk hands, and who never want to stop learning.

Players like me.

And if that describes you, then you’ll love this book too.

Final Review 9.5/10

Keith Woernle,