At the peak of the poker boom in the mid-2000s, new poker books were being released in their dozens as players across the globe sought to learn the secrets of the game’s elite performers.
In recent years, the number of new titles has dwindled to just a handful each year, which further underlines the importance of the release of The Raiser’s Edge in the world of poker publishing.
The Raiser’s Edge in the latest of a series of books authored under the guidance of 2006 Aussie Millions champion and Australian Poker Hall of Fame member Lee “Final Table” Nelson.
The Raiser’s Edge is based on analysis of current trends in NLHE tournaments and covers topics not covered in Nelson’s previous titles Kill Phil or Kill Everyone and concentrates on the loose aggressive, and hyper-loose aggressive styles.
The lead author of The Raiser’s Edge is Bertrand ElkY Grospellier, who is one of the most successful and respected poker pros of the past four years.
He presents his unique approach to the game using specific hand examples from actual tournament situations to emphasise his thought processes, backed up by the solid maths analysis of Tysen Streib. There are also contributions from Tony bond18 Dunst.
“In the highly fluid and fast-changing tournament-poker universe, the dominant trend is toward looser and more aggressive (LAG) play, in which players move chips around at dizzying speeds.
The Raiser’s Edge shows you how to adapt to the current state of all stages of tournament play, analysing how and why the LAG and hyper-LAG styles work, and instructing on how to apply – and defend against – them,” Nelson said.
“This book closely examines the many techniques used by the world’s most successful players, including three- and four-betting, floating and squeezing, smooth-calling and min-raising, thin value betting, and the evolution of the metagame, along with equilibrium strategies based on starting hands and heads-up play. Even the ages and nationalities of your opponents are considered. There’s also an extensive bonus chapter on reading tells, contributed by body-language expert Steve Van Aperen.”
With tournament poker evolving at a furious pace, serious players need to be ahead of the curve. The Raiser’s Edge conveys the powerful state-of-the-art tactics that will get you there fast.
• The Raiser’s Edge – Tournament Poker Strategies for Today’s Aggressive Game (written by Bertrand ElkY Grospellier, Lee Nelson, Tysen Streib, and Tony Dunst) is now available to Australian poker players exclusively via PokerMedia Australia. The book will not be available in Australian bookshops. To ensure you have a copy of the book before Christmas, click here to order.