|About the Book|
The Tips Method offers a new technique to swiftly calculate Texas Holdem odds at the table without annoying your pals. If you’ve ever failed at pot odds or never had the moxie to attempt it, then this book is for you. After a hard fought battle withMoreThe Tips Method offers a new technique to swiftly calculate Texas Holdem odds at the table without annoying your pals. If you’ve ever failed at pot odds or never had the moxie to attempt it, then this book is for you. After a hard fought battle with 9th grade mathematics, I developed this betting method out of frustration and failure with current techniques. The Tips equations do all the heavy lifting in advance to save brain cells for more important things, (like killing them).Covered: bet sizing based on estimation and the pot, single-card draw situations, two-card draw betting plans, all-in call odds, and raise and re-raise technique on a draw. Plus: a brief pot-odds primer of traditional technique and bonus: tips for the inebriated player!*NOT* covered: expected value (EV) calculations, putting your opponent on ranges, anything equity related or considered advanced (merging, polarity, etc.), complicated table head math especially anything requiring division, pre-flop matchups, situational reads, position related technique, image, or anything poker pyschology related.After a brief disection on the downfall with current techniques (namely division) the Tips method focuses strictly on estimation of pot portions for various situations. The best to hope for from an inebriated brain is 1) a rough assessment of outs and 2) a rough count of the initial chips in the pot for the round (Turn or River). Using these two pieces of information, this book precalculatesexact max cut-off bet sizes for perfect break-even play. That means in one fell swoop of estimation, and even before the next card hits the board, Ill know my max break-even bet(s) for the given situation. Whether I bet offensively, defensively, stupidly, or brilliantly, I can quickly base my decisions against this cutoff bet amount, and spend the rest of my poker thought studying the board, studying the other players, and sipping a cocktail.TIPS IN A NUTSHELL: Memorize the single-card, two-card , and all-in tablesfor break-even play. On every round, always determine the INITIALdollar amount in the pot and estimate your max bet(s) based on the portion o potfor your outs and the number of players in the hand. Use this max-cutoff-breakevenbet on offense when chasing a draw and similarly on defense when defendingagainst a draw. If a raise occurs, square up the pot as appropriate and re-portionagainst the increased pot. Finally: -always- bet with a purpose using portion opotsized bets. In the end, over the long run, the odds-gods shall smile upon you.