Building on the success of his critically acclaimed “Hold’em Wisdom for All Players”, Daniel Negreanu has returned for a second round.
In the aptly named “More Hold’em Wisdom for All Players”, Kid keluaran hk presents readers with 50 additional playing tips. As with the first volume, each bit of wisdom is presented in a clear, easy to understand fashion. Retailing for $14.95 US, you’d be hard pressed to find a better read for the money.
I admit that I sort of missed the boat on this book. It was released in 2008, but I’ve just now discovered it on the shelves at my local bookstore. His original book of wisdom was one of the formative influences on my young poker career, and the second dose promises to be just as enlightening.
So why bother bringing it to you now? Because I figured that if I managed to miss this book, you might have, too! And trust me, this is one book that you’ll want in your poker bookshelf. While the first “Wisdom” focused on more entry-level concepts, Negreanu tackles quite a few more advanced concepts in his second go-around.
These include some against-the-grain ideas, as presented in chapters like “Giving Away a Free Card”, “Dumbing it Down”, and “Selling a Poker Hand is Like Selling a Car.”
The book itself is broken into four sections: “Winning Tournaments with Smart Play”, “Playing Your Players, Your Position, and (Oh, Yes) Your Cards”, “Betting and Bluffing With No Fear”, and “What’s the Best Play? Using Poker Wisdom as Your Guide.” Each of these contain between 12 and 13 segments, all of which are informative and insightful.
Formerly winning players who have lost their way of late will especially enjoy the “Fancy Play Syndrome” section, found on page 80. According to Negreanu, Mike Caro was the first man to use FPS as a regular term describe players who have forgotten some of the basic lessons of the game, and are now being a little too cute for their own good. It’s an enlightening read, one that could put you back on the path to poker proficiency.
Bottom line: Whether you’re an aspiring pro or a veteran looking for a refresher, you owe it to yourself to pick up “More Hold’em Wisdom for All Players.”
Jerry Buss Goes Pro
77-year old Jerry Buss, who happens to own the Los Angeles Lakers in the way you and me would own a watch or a bottle of cologne (a very profitable watch or a bottle of cologne that is), decided to become a poker pro recently. Money could definitely not have been a motivation, because dear Jerry is a billionaire, after all. Billions, I’m telling you, billions!!! Well, at least Doyle has some companionship of age in the poker circuit now.
But before you dismiss Jerry as just a billionaire looking for excitement in his life, and therefore probably a fish in the games, think again. A gifted mind, Jerry has earned a Master of Science and a PH. D. in Chemistry at the age of just 24. Jerry placed 3rd in a 1991 WSOP 7-Card Stud event for a bracelet. To date, Jerry has won just a bit north of $150,000 in his tourney poker endeavors. Peas in a pod for him, but very significant money for common folk like you and me.
Jerry is no cash game slouch either, since he has also appeared on numerous episodes of NBC’s Poker After Dark and GSN’s High Stakes Poker. In High Stakes Poker in particular, he was part of the original lineup of players. And he has been a very tough opponent in the games, not exactly someone the other regulars such as Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Antionio Esfandiari and Phil Laak among many are looking forward to sit at the table with.
You have to understand just how much of a poker aficionado Jerry is that he could have made this decision. Under his direction, his NBA team has been very successful. He has employed many hall of famers over the years, including Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, James Worthy and also none other than The Shaq himself. And the team has brought home a ton of titles, possibly rivaled only by the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls. The Lakers are pretty much known worldwide. He has also at times been owner or part owner of several other professional teams such as the Los Angeles Lazers, World Team Tennis, Los Angeles Kings, and also the Los Angeles Sparks.
While his current LA Lakers, under the lead of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom were taking down a championship in Staples Center last year, he was seated at a table in the Bicycle Casino playing poker. The guy loves the game, and now he will dedicate himself full time to it.
It’s so great being a billionaire, and Jerry definitely does good deeds with his money. For example in January of 2008, Jerry donated about $7,500,000 to the USC Dept. of Chemistry to fund a couple of endowed chairs and a full scholarship fund for chemistry grad students. Yo Jerry, can you take me in your private jet to the next WSOP Main Event? Stake me please?
I also wonder if Jerry will be dishing out the terror on us online or if it will be a strictly live thing.
Oh, and readers, please don’t hate, instead appreciate. The guy is living the life, enjoying it to the fullest. Best of luck Jerry, go and pwn those donks!