Rules of Poker – Review
Randy’s Rules of Poker is one of the newest bestsellers from PcG. In this book, he offers a guide for becoming a well-respected poker player. He provides the reader with a style of playing that will allow you to reach your goals and reach them faster than ever before. The only real downside to this book is that you will need to make sure you understand it by the end of the book, because it doesn’t get into the “secrets” that can help you become the best.
For example, in the book, Randy talks about playing enough hands in the long run. However, after reading the book, I realized that the right amount of hands played throughout the course of a tournament is all that matters when you’re competing for a top prize. Don’t get me wrong, this is just my opinion, however it doesn’t seem as though he explains this in the book. I mean, you might be able to win the money off of small stacks, but if you’re going to go in for a top prize at a high-stakes tournament, you better be sure you’ve got a lot of chips to play with.
Another thing that I thought was a bit odd about the book was that he had a lot of tips on how to beat a player in a position, but little on how to beat them in a hand. He talks about telling the table “no, I’m bluffing”, but he didn’t talk about how to do that in your hand. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t bluff a hand, but when you’re doing it, you have to tell everyone what you’re doing so they can figure out if you’re bluffing. Also, in a post-money hand, you need to be very honest and be sure to answer every question asked. You want to make sure that you don’t appear like you are trying to hide something, because if you don’t show everything you have, you won’t.
The reason why I thought the book was a little lacking is because it was lacking in detail. I really want to know what it feels like to be a professional poker player, but you can’t get there in this book. It seemed that he just went over the basics, but didn’t go into the secrets of the pros. I mean, there isn’t any other book out there that has a chapter on just how to get ahead as a pro at poker. While the book doesn’t seem to be focused on winning at the table, it should be able to offer you some insight as to how to get a reputation as being one of the best at the table.
There are some good things about the book, but there are also some problems that I found with it. Like I said, it doesn’t go into the secret tactics that can really help you out in a game of poker. Since poker is so unpredictable, I don’t see why that would be a big secret to anyone. Maybe I’m looking too much into it, but I just don’t see the need for such a strategy.
Also, the book talks about gambling at poker, but it doesn’t go into what poker players do to help themselves succeed. Why gamble in a hand when you are already favored? Why keep raising when you are already in a good spot?
Overall, I think Randy has done a great job writing a book that is full of tips and strategies, but it doesn’t go into the “secrets” that would really help the average player in poker. However, if you are a big winner, then this book could be the difference between getting lucky or not.
Overall, I thought this book was very helpful. I just hope that when I go back and read it, I won’t be able to figure out all the tricks. Hopefully the advice will be the same as in the short synopsis. This would be a book I would recommend to most people who want to learn how to become a successful player of poker.