Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour

by Phil Hellmuth

Published: October 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 256
Paperback
ISBN: 9780060740832

       

Overview of Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's "clash of the titans" hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European Tour. Phil provides insights into what the players were thinking and includes his own take on what they (and in many cases what he) should have done differently. Highly entertaining and instructive, Bad Beats and Lucky Draws gives you a seat at the table with the best bluffs, reads, and over-the-top plays such as the hand that won Phil his record-tying ninth bracelet at the 2003 World Series to the heartbreaking play that knocked him out of the "Big One."

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws also includes special contributions by

  • Doyle Brunson
  • Johnny Chan
  • Annie Duke
  • Howard Lederer
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Ted Forrest
  • Jennifer Harman
  • Layne Flack
  • Men Nguyen
  • John Bonetti

Synopsis of Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour

Nine-time World Champion of Poker Phil Hellmuth, author of Play Poker Like the Pros, offers an instructive and entertaining table-side look at the world of high-stakes poker.

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is a blow-by-blow narrative of many of the pivotal poker matches between today's top players. Phil provides every gory detail, includes Phil's own take on what they (and in many cases what he) should have done differently, from the hand that won him his record-tying ninth bracelet at the 2003 World Series to the heart breaking play that knocked him out of the "Big One."

Sections include "Clash of the Titans" hands that pitted champion vs champion, key hands at the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour, and the best bluffs, calls, and folds that Phil has played or witnessed. In addition, many top players, including Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson, Ted Forrest, and Annie Duke contribute their own guest Hand of the Week columns. This is the perfect follow-up to Phil's Play Poker Like the Pros, as it outlines advanced strategies and includes exciting real-life examples from players approaching celebrity status.

About the Author, Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth, Jr. is a ten-time World Series of Poker Champion and all-time leading money winner at the World Series of Poker. In addition to appearances on the Discovery Channel, E!, ESPN, and Fox Sports Net, he has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Time, and Esquire. Phil also contributes to Gambling Times Magazine and writes for many poker websites. He lives with his family in Palo Alto, California.

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If you're searching for winning poker tips, you can't find a better source than Phil Hullmuth, Jr. This high-stakes master is a nine-time World Series of Poker champion and the all-time leading money winner at the World Series of Poker. Bad Beats and Lucky Draws offers a blow-by-blow narrative of top poker matches, revealing Hellmuth's insights on strategies and responses for players at every level of skill.

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