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The Grinder's Manual

Original name: The Grinder's Manual: A Complete Course in Online No Limit Holdem 6-Max Cash Games

Author: Peter Clarke

Year: 2016

Language: English

Section: Books for experienced players

Disciplines: no limit Hold’em 6-max

This is a complete course on the modern poker theory and strategy of a cash game for short (6 max) tables. It covers basic notions in order a newbie to read this book and not get lost. However, the information quickly moves into very deep concepts with advanced strategies. The most obvious example is the concept of hand ranges. It is simply necessary information a successful modern poker player should study, but this is one of the most difficult concepts for new players. Other books mention ranges, but then enable students to get off the hook, not forcing them to think about ranges in the examples of hands.

Peter Clarke presented a unique book. The hands in the examples sometimes have X-X instead of our cards, which means we must consider how this hand will be played in the range of possible hands. We are also never told what specific two cards our opponent has, as it doesn’t matter when we are concerned about how we deal with his range. The experience of reading a book is very similar to the strategy of “full immersion” at a foreign language lesson when a professor doesn't allow students to speak any other language, except the one is being taught. And this technique works well, since a reader almost automatically starts to think about the ranges when analyzing a hand in the game.

If you are a break even player or a profitable poker player who performs at the short tables of low limits but wants to start thinking in ranges and go to a higher limit - this book is for you! 

Read Peter Clarke's poker book «The Grinder's Manual» by downloading it in PDF format on our website, or purchase the book on Amazon.

Reviews (4)
littleGrinder user
littleGrinder

Great manual! It contains lots of examples and diagrams and a detailed review of 6max. Every serious player should read it several times!

Croft user
Croft

Excellent book! It is well written and easy to read. It helped me to improve my game.

Scorpion user
Scorpion

I've read dozens of poker books, but I can say that it is the most informative and comprehensive book. I recommend! 

Ronnie user
Ronnie

I found the book really useful. The content helps to beat cash games in online, not within 5 minutes after reading of course)) but with some time you will feel that your game gets better and better. Strongly recommend this book for all players - it's a must-read!

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