Kill Everyone: Advanced Strategies for No-Limit Hold 'Em Poker, Tournaments, and Sit-n-Gos: Revised and Expanded Edition (Gambling Theories Methods)
Kill Everyone took the poker world by storm when it was first released in 2007. Its perfect blend of real-time experience, poker math, and computational horsepower created new concepts and advanced strategies never before seen in print for multi-table tournaments, Sit-n-Gos, and satellites. In this revised and expanded second edition, Kill Everyone adds even more ammunition to a tournament-poker-player's arsenal. In addition to groundbreaking analysis of fear-and-fold equity and equilibrium, plus the presentation of optimal strategies for the bubble, the end-game, and heads-up play, this second edition adds 50 pages of incisive commentary from the hottest tournament-poker-player in the world, Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier, and a new chapter on short-stack cash games to go with the original discussion of playing in short-handed cash games. With a Foreword by 2006 World Series of Poker champion Joe Hachem, annotations by Elky, and solid math-based strategies from Lee Nelson, Tysen Streib, Steven Heston, and Mark Vos, Kill Everyone packs more poker brainpower between two covers than any book to come before it.
One of the best tournament books
By Snowblind - May 27, 2010
I bought this book because I had trouble understanding how many people are playing in the big MTTs nowadays. I had read the first two Harrington books on tournament play, but I felt like the game had changed a lot since the days those books came out. I was puzzled about the way many players were winning lots of chips with mediocre holdigs. This book helped me to understand better what was going on in the tables. I can't say that I've become a better player, but I hope that when these concepts sink in I can start to gain some success in the tables.
The book has lots of interesting topics like stealing from UTG, calling early raises in position with suited connectors and pushing short stacked with seemingly bad cards. Theories are backed with mathematical equations. In the first reading these things were a little too hard to get a grip, but more studying is required and hopefully these things fall into place too. It's also good idea to read about the tournament play after... read more
Not so helpful
By Rick - March 13, 2012
There must be a lot of shills writing the reviews because I found this book full of general concepts with no practical applications, aka hot air. I've read many poker books (Harrington, Tri Nguyen, Sklansky, Brunson, Duke, Hellmuth, etc.), and this is by far the worst. Many of the concepts are adopted from well-known ideas, and such concepts are generalized and impractical. The authors provide excessive analysis using analog mathemetical studies and graphs, I mean a lot of graphs, and spend little time on actual play. It's almost like they just want to impress you with calculations and graphs of their concepts. It's not because I don't get the math, in fact, I understand it quite proficiently. But it's like trying to teach you chaos theory and then asking you to apply it to the real world. What's amazing is that at times their concepts are not even supported by math, but they still tell you to forge ahead. For example, they'll end up with a negative EV value and then say go ahead and... read more
A must-read for today's poker players
By CigarDan - February 7, 2012
This book is a great insight into the modern poker game. The author (Lee Nelson) and his team have put together a truly remarkable work that even seasoned players can benefit from. The commentary from Betrand Grospellier isn't simply a bunch of "I agree" he actually does disagree with Nelson on some points and always provides details on why he either agrees or disagrees.
This book will show you how and more importantly WHEN to up your aggression, widen your hand range, or even lighten up. More geared towards tournament players, even cash gamers can benefit from the knowledge.
While the book shows you loose-aggressive play, even players uncomfortable with this style should still read this book to gain insight into how OTHERS are playing.
There is also a section towards the end on conditioning and fitness (who woulda thought you needed to be fit to sit on your butt all day) for long tourneys (some events last for 4-5 days playing 8-10 hours a day). Diet... read more
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