Author: Andrew Brokos
Think game theory is abstract and incomprehensible? Think again!
Play Optimal Poker shatters the myth that game theory is only for elite poker players. Renowned poker pro and coach Andrew Brokos takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals, explaining core game theory principles and how to apply them in real poker situations. Whether you play small stakes or high stakes, cash games or tournaments, Play Optimal Poker provides powerful new tools to help you navigate tricky situations, hold your own against the toughest competition, and exploit common mistakes. Once you understand the fundamentals of game theory, you’ll approach the poker table with the confidence to handle anything the game can throw at you.
You will learn how to:
- Use powerful game theory concepts like equilibrium and indifference
- Apply game theory principles to everyday poker decisions
- Build polarized and condensed ranges
- Profit from both aggression and passivity
- Manipulate your ranges to exploit common mistakes
- Hold your own against world-class opponents
Andrew Brokos has been a professional poker player for more than fifteen years, with hundreds of thousands in cash game winnings, final tables in major online tournament series, and three Top 100 finishes in the World Series of Poker Main Event. As a coach and host of the popular Thinking Poker Podcast, Andrew is widely regarded for his ability to explain complex concepts in terms anyone can understand.
“Working with Andrew instantly leveled up my game, but more importantly it gave me a great foundation on which to build my skills over time by learning to think about the game in the right way. As a rec player the work we did has really had a positive impact on my life because I just get a lot more joy out of poker now that I’m winning much more consistently and moving up the stakes.”
-Michael S., poker coaching student
“There’s just a ton of useful stuff here. I’m already starting to think… OK, every hand that I play, I need to be thinking about what hands out of my range am I bluffing here?”
-Eric L., lawyer and “serious amateur” poker player
Play Optimal Poker: Practical Game Theory for Every Poker Player – Andrew Brokos