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Chris 'Fox' Wallace is a professional poker player, poker coach, and the author of No Limits: The Fundamentals of No-Limit Holdem. He writes a monthly column for Bluff Magazine and has been working with students to help them improve their game for eight years with extraordinary success.

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No Limit Hold’em Theory and Practice

While we have only found two books that are really valuable when it comes to no-limit cash games, Theory and Practice might be worth a read after you have finished them. We expected more from Sklansky, but then he isn’t much of a no-limit player and this book is more like a bunch of thoughts that he has on the game rather than a complete work on it. There are some interesting ideas in Theory and Practice, but some of them are dangerous if you aren’t already a knowledgeable player....
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Professional No-Limit Holdem: Volume 1

Mehta, Flynn, and Miller did a great job with this book. We thought no-limit couldn’t be broken down into a formula, but they have come close to doing exactly that giving no-limit players a set of rules to work with that will keep them out of trouble. The writing is well done and concise, if a bit dry at times, and each concept is clearly explained. The only complaint we have heard is that the book can be a tough read. It contains a lot of information and can be a lot of work because it feels more like studying a serious textbook than reading Poker for Dummies, but if you are serious about making money playing no-limit cash games...
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No Limits: The Fundamentals of No-Limit Holdem

While the authors, Wallace and Stemple, are prominent instructors, this book would get a five star rating from us regardless because it is by far the best book on no-limit cash games. The key to Wallace’s approach is his ability to break the game down into it’s component parts and Stemple helps him explain these concepts in ways that are easy to understand. Once the reader understands correct strategy, they are free to use their own creativity to exploit their opponent’s mistakes. We particularly liked the hand examples in the strategy chapters and the chapters on hand reading and bankroll management. These are overlooked concepts in most poker books, and they are incredibly valuable. The simple starting hands guide at...
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Being a Predator

I understand that most of you reading this article are not professional poker players. In fact, the percentage of poker players who make their living at the tables is probably less than one percent. Even most people who say they play for a living are not big winners and are either living off savings while they give it a shot or supplementing their income with another job. But even if you aren’t paying your bills with your winnings, you definitely want to win. The problem is that if you win at the tables, someone else has to lose that money. In fact, quite a few people must lose if you are going to make real money, because the rake eats...
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