The articles are divided into seven sections, more to break up the book I think than because the categories are all that important. If these categories seem familiar, it's because five of them have appeared in all three volumes of the author's Poker Essays series. As one would expect from Malmuth, most of these essays are quite good, although they tend to not be as fundamental as the authors work in Gambling Theory and Other Topics or even the earlier Poker Essays books. This shouldn't be too surprising, as the author has laid the groundwork for his ideas on poker in his previous works.
Appropriate Image One aspect of successful poker play is what I like to call "appropriate image. I don't consider image to be a major part of winning play since I believe that if you play strategically well, your image will take care of itself.
However, Poker essays volume iii is what I think are the best images for five different games. Before we start, here is my criterion for appropriate image. Basically, you want to see what mistakes your opponents are making and then encourage them to exaggerate these mistakes.
For instance, if your opponents are calling too much, you would like them to call every time. If they are not calling enough, you would like them to fold every time.
Also, the following is what I believe to be generally true, but a particular opponent may behave much differently. High draw, jacks or better to open. The major error in this game is that a poor-playing opponent calls too much, especially if he holds the joker in his hand.
This is true both before and after the draw. Since most pots are not too large, incorrect calls can be significant errors and add a great deal to your profits. Consequently, the best image is one of a loose lively player.
Somehow, you should only rarely bluff but make your opponents think you bluff all the time. One way to accomplish this is to raise with marginal hands in certain positions where it is correct to do so.
An example is to "pop" a late-position opener with a pair of aces and then to draw three. Before the draw, most poor-playing opponents call too much, but after the draw, they don't call nearly enough. The before-the-draw error is not too costly since the edge between many lowball hands is not that great.
However, after the draw, those opponents who will not call when they are last to act with something like ajack or a queen are making a serious mistake. This implies that the best image is tight but aggressive.
The ability to steal pots can easily turn an otherwise marginal player into a significant winner.
One of the characteristics of hold'em is that you do not flop enough hands. Also, some flops appear where it is likely that none of the cards showing have hit anyone's hand.Mason Malmuth is an American poker player, and author of books on both poker and gambling.
He is the owner of Two Plus Two Publishing, which publishes books and runs an . Excerpt from the Book Poker Essays Volume III: The Two Types of Stud.
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