Secrets of Professional Poker, Volume 1

Secrets of Professional Poker, Volume 1
Winning Strategies for Limit Hold'em, No-Limit Hold'em and Omaha

Rolf Slotboom

US Sep 2008 / Europe Sep 2008
ISBN 9781904468400 | 256 pages, 229 x 152mm/6 x 9

paperback
$24.95

Description

Rolf Slotboom is undoubtedly one of the most original thinkers in poker.

Rolf Slotboom’s approach to many different forms of poker is innovative and often controversial.

Rolf Slotboom’s revolutionary strategic insights have had a huge impact on the poker world.

If you are serious about poker and want to learn strategies that will improve your game, then this is the book for you!

In this volume Rolf will teach you how to:

  • Choose the best seat
  • Play against maniacs
  • Adjust to stack size
  • Judge when to move all-in
  • Use the bluff effectively

Plus much, much more.

Rolf always offers a fresh perspective on the game that’s refreshing. His columns help readers think outside the box which is extremely important for any player looking to get to the next level.

Daniel Negreanu, one of the world's leading authors. 4-times bracelet winner, 2-times WPT Champion.

As its author had hoped, Secrets of Professional Poker 1 indeed represents a “meaningful addition to poker literature,” not least because of the way it manages to cover thoroughly three separate games. Slotboom conclusively shows how the skill sets for these “flop games” overlap, thereby encouraging readers who perhaps specialize in one of the three to try something new. In fact, while the book certainly has much to offer any poker player, perhaps the book’s ideal reader would be one who has experience with one of the games - limit hold’em, no-limit hold’em, or pot-limit Omaha - and is interested in getting started playing one of the other two.

Martin Harris, Pokernews.com

There is not a single author who has caused as much irritation and aggravation as Slotboom has, yet who at the same time has such a refreshing and independent line of thinking. The author is not afraid to bite the hand that feeds him, and while he is very critical when it comes to the advice of others, he is also not afraid to ridicule or criticize his own plays at times.

Mel Judah, one of the world’s most consistent tournament players.

Throughout the book, Slotboom reminds the reader to take a look at the texture of the game, your image, the atmosphere at the table, and your position vis-à-vis weaker players and the stronger ones. His suggestions are sprinkled with what may seem like obvious advice - stay calm, cool, and disciplined - that frequently get lost in the shuffle after a bad beat. He stresses thinking steps ahead, predicting how your action will affect future action, taking your time and move up limits slowly, and not overestimating yourself or underestimating your opponents. Most importantly, Slotboom adds two more sound pieces of advice: keep things in perspective and have fun. What comes through Slotboom’s book is this last point - have fun. Slotboom’s love of poker shines through this volume. By following his advice, you should get better results on the felt and have fun while you’re doing it.

Shari Geller, Poker Pages.com

A collection of the good, accurate and sometimes controversial columns that Rolf has written over the years, completely revised to take into account the growth of online play and the no-limit hold’em boom. I highly recommend it.

Thierry van den Berg (better known under his online handle BOKPOWER), one of the rising stars in tournament poker.