Friday, September 19, 2008

Learn Poker Strategy from Professional Player Daniel Negreanu

If you have ever watched a poker tournament on television, there is a good chance that you have seen Daniel Negreanu play poker. From a high school dropout to one of the best players in the game of poker, Daniel is a great example of what can be accomplished if you work hard everyday and follow your dreams. In addition to claiming two World Poker Tour titles and four World Series of Poker bracelets, Negreanu is fourth on the list of all time cash winnings from poker tournaments. As of 2008, Daniel Negreanu has won over ten million dollars from playing in poker tournaments. Although Negreanu has yet to win the Main Event of the World Series of Poker, he is only thirty-four years old, so he still has plenty of time to claim the highest honor in the world of poker.

Because Daniel Negreanu is such a hardworking and successful poker player, it only makes sense that other poker players of all skill levels would be interested in finding out more about how Negreanu approaches the game of poker. Fortunately, if you are one of the countless poker players that wants to know more about Negreanu's strategies for the game of poker, you can get all of the information that you want from his new book, Poker Hold'Em Strategy. I have already gotten a chance to look through the book for myself, so I thought I would give you my take on Negreanu's new book.

With over five hundred pages of information, Poker Hold'Em Strategy is a book that can be read multiple times and literally studied. Although Negreanu's advice fills over half of the book, it also contains information and strategies from five other poker players, all of whom are in their twenties and thirties. Each of the five authors presents their own unique information and strategies for succeeding at the game of poker (most of the information and strategies provided by the other five players focuses specifically on cash poker games).

The area where the book really shines is the information provided by Negreanu. He goes into extreme detail (over two hundred pages) to describe his strategy for playing in No-Limit Hold'Em games with deep stacks, which is ironically named "small ball." I couldn't begin to summarize Negreanu's strategy in a simple blog post, but I can say that the information he provides makes the book a worthwhile investment for any poker player that is interested in improving their No-Limit tournament play.