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Phil Gordon's Little Green Book Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Texas Hold'em

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ISBN-10: 1416903674

ISBN-13: 9781416903673

Edition: 2005

Authors: Phil Gordon, Howard Lederer, Annie Duke

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Phil Gordon plays poker with the best players in the world. He has won -- and lost -- in tournaments and cash games around the globe, all the while studying the game and learning from every hand dealt. As the resident expert and cohost of "Celebrity Poker Showdown," Phil has quickly become one of the most sought-after teachers of No Limit Texas Hold'em. It's a tough game. But anyone can become a winning player with the right amount of courage, patience, aggression, observation, and, perhaps most important, dedication to becoming a better player. After fifteen years of keeping notes on the things he's learned, the greats he's played with, and the celebrities he's taught, Phil Gordon has…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Phil Gordonnbsp;is a world-class poker player and teacher with two World Poker Tour championships and seven final table appearances at the World Series of Poker. nbsp;Since 2001 he has earned more than $3 million in tournament prize money. nbsp;His bestselling previous works,nbsp;Poker: The Real Deal, Phil Gordon's Little Green Book, andnbsp;Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book,nbsp;alongside his teaching and commentary on forty-two episodes of Bravo'snbsp;Celebrity Poker Showdown, make Phil the preeminent poker teacher and writer in the world. Phil currently resides in Newport, Washington with his wife and two young sons.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Poker Truths
Decisions, Decisions
Consequences
Getting It In with the Best Hand
The Fundamental Theorem
It's My Turn to Bet....Think!
I Don't Have to Be the Greatest
Common Mistakes
Observing My Opponents
Value of Aggression
Position, Position, Position
Money Flows Clockwise
Blinds Have a Negative Expectation
Have a Reason to Bet
Changing Gears
Learn from Better Players
Big Hand Big Pot, Small Hand Small Pot
Before the Flop
Study, Then Look
When First in the Pot, Raise
Limping
Raise the Right Amount
Calling Limpers
In Position, Smooth-Call a Raiser
Playing from the Small Blind
Raising from the Big Blind
Raise the Limpers
The Chip-Sandwich Play
Steal from the Cutoff
Preflop Domination
Playing Great Hands When They Raise
All-in Before the Flop
The Fourth Raise Means Aces
Know When a Player Is Pot Committed
Re-raise to Isolate
Pocket Pairs in Multiway Pots
After the Flop
First to the Pot Wins
Heads-Up Postflop
Against Multiple Opponents
Betting to Slow Down an Opponent
Double Gut-Shot Straight Draws
Hands to Bring to War
Board Texture
Bet Good Hands
After Flopping Two Pair
After Flopping a Set
After Flopping Trips
After Flopping a Straight
After Flopping a Flush
After Flopping a Full House
After Flopping Four of a Kind
After Flopping a Draw
When I Bet and a Good Player Calls
After the Turn
When I Improve My Hand
When a Scare Card Hits
Calling with a Draw
Semibluffing
Taking Down the Pot
After the River
Getting Paid with the Nuts
Betting Medium-Strength Hands
Bet or Check-Raise
Tells
Caro's Great Law of Tells
Beware of the Speech
Varied Bet Sizes
The Out-of-Turn Bet
Big Chips, Small Chips
Chip Stacks
When They're Busy, They're Tight
Suit Check
Quick Bet, Slow Bet
Changes in Demeanor
Leaners and Slouchers
Shaky Hands
When They Look at Their Chips
When They Look at My Chips
The Quick Call
The Slow Call
When They Reach for Their Chips
Toss vs. Slide
Reverse Tells
Tournament Strategies
Staying Alive
Build a Tight Image Early
When the Pot Is Big
Take a Time-Out After Significant Changes
Know Their Stack Size
Get Lucky...at the Right Time
Target the Average Stacks
Play Small Pocket Pairs
Don't Go Broke with One Pair
Sample Tournament Payout Structure
Playing to Win Tournaments
Money Means Something
Making a Deal
Steal the Blinds!
When Stealing the Blinds Doesn't Work
Steal or Re-raise?
Keep the Average Stack Size in Mind
Be Comfortable at Thirty Big Bets
Playing the Big Stack
When the Antes Start
Short Stacks
Super Short Stack Strategy
Wait for the Blinds to Increase
Rebuys and Add-Ons
Bubbles
Last Hand Before a Break
Implicit Collusion Late in a Tournament
Sobering Math and Bad Beats
Some Percentages and Math
The Rules of Four and Two
A-K, A-A, K-K
The Value of Suitedness
Preflop Matchups
Slight Dog, Big Favorite
Interesting, Unexpected Matchups
Pot Odds and Implied Odds
Psychology
Big Laydowns
Bury Them
After a Bad Beat
Superstitions
Rushes
Watch for Betting Patterns
Beating Tight and Passive Players
Beating Loose Players
Beating Calling Stations
Beating Overly Aggressive Opponents
When to Change Gears
Seat Selection
Forming a Game Plan
Showing My Cards
Tilt
Implied Tilt Odds
Game Selection
Timing of Bets
Bluffing
Making the Big Bluff
Miscellaneous
Stakes and Bankroll
Session Length
Stop-Loss or Win Goals
Advance Scouting
Chopping the Blinds
Don't Tap on the Aquarium
Practice Makes Perfect
Sick Gamblers
Sunglasses at the Table
Staking and Getting Staked
Aggression Is the Great Equalizer
Tournament Structures
Online Poker
Player Profiles
Gus Hansen
Dan Harrington
Phil Hellmuth Jr.
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson
Howard Lederer
John Juanda
"Biggest Online Winner"
Rules of No Limit Hold'em
The Basics
Rules of Etiquette
Tournament Rules and Procedures
Charts and Tables
Starting Hands
Outs
Preflop Chances
Hand Rankings
WSOP Tournament Structure
FullTiltPoker.com Sit & Go Tournament Structure
Further Study
Books
Periodicals
Web sites
Shameless Plugs
Afterword