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Announcing New Book: Poker’s 1%

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Today is Black Friday. I have a deal for you.

Today I’m announcing my brand new no-limit book, Poker’s 1%: The One Big Secret That Keeps Elite Players On Top. Preorder it before December 9th, and receive a FREE SIGNED bonus book in time for Christmas.

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4 Responses to “Announcing New Book: Poker’s 1%”

Roger Kirkpatrick
@ Tue Jan 14, 2014 06:24:56 AM

when does it go on sale

Ed Miller
@ Tue Jan 14, 2014 06:31:48 AM

E-book on track for late February possibly early March.

Pentti Lenz
@ Thu Jan 01, 2015 03:13:09 AM

hi Ed,

first of all: i love your new book and it’s by far the best i have read so far (and i have read a lot in my life about poker).

When i started to analyse my first hand with your method however i recognized a “small” problem. I will state my problem with the help of the hand i analysed briefly:

Hero attacks from CO and BB calls and checks on A98 rainbow flop. Hero attacks with 27% of the “best” starting hands.

Hero c-bets with his ~70% c-bet range (including value and bluffs as mentioned in the book). BB calls and turn 4h (eg.) appears. Ace on flop was also heart.

Now i figure out my turn betting range which should be again approx. 70% of my flop betting range as far as i understood. But when i bet the flop and get only called, isn’t it that i reach the turn also with my checking-range since i wasn’t raised. So according to my opinion the pool of hands out of which i construct my turn betting range (in this example) is a lot wider than you described.

Unfortunately you never mentioned something like that (and that happens often in reality). In my opinion my whole preflop range is still alive at the turn (after BB checks turn). So my question: do i take 70% of the pre-range or the flop betting range?

Short answer would be awesome Ed!

Happy new one by the way!!

Ed Miller
@ Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:14:07 AM


The flop betting and checking ranges branch completely, since you can’t both bet and check the flop at the same time. Therefore, after you bet the flop, you use only the flop betting range when you consider the turn.

Likewise, if you had checked the flop, then you would consider only the checked range when determining what to do on the turn.

I realize there’s a lot that got glossed over in 1%. Unfortunately this stuff can get very, very complicated, and I wanted to keep the introduction as simple as possible, which (at least to me) necessarily meant leaving out many of the details.

Also on another note, a flop like A98 rainbow in particular should encourage you to lower your flop betting percentage. It is a STATIC flop type (i.e., hands that are ahead on the flop are fairly likely to still be ahead by the river on a wide range of turn and river runouts). Static flop types favor (relatively) the out of position player, which makes it less attractive than usual to c-bet if you are in position, attacking the blinds like this.

This idea was encapsulated in the book under the heading of “bad events”… where this flop is worse than average for an in position blind attacker, so it’s a bad event for you, and therefore you should dial back your aggression somewhat.

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