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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Booking a Win

04-09-2016 69104 responses Top results

Yesterday we shared a few fun hands from the first week of Global Poker League matches, pointing out along the way how watching the GPL’s Twitch stream can at times be a great way to review and learn poker strategy. Along the way we included Rome Emperors manager Max Pescatori’s tweet saying “Stop buying poker books! Just watch @gpl games and learn at hyper fast pace.”

Pescatori’s recommendation got us thinking about the role of poker books these days, and how, indeed, those seeking strategy advice are more apt to watch videos or Twitch streams, consult forums and articles online, or perhaps talk with peers and/or coaches than to pick up a strategy book.

That said, books compiling poker strategy advice continue to be written and read by many. And looking back over the last few decades, it’s obvious that books on poker strategy have played an important role in shaping how the game has been played.

Today’s installment of “The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz” is all about poker books, with eight questions largely focusing on some of the more popular and famous strategy titles. Getting six of eight correct enables you to book a win with a passing grade, and if you happen to miss any you’ll get an explanation of the correct response.

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Question 1

Who wrote “The Education of a Poker Player,” a book that became a best seller back in 1957?

Question 2

Who was *not* a contributor to Doyle Brunson’s original “Super/System” (first published in 1979 as “How I Made Over $1,000,000 Playing Poker”)?

Question 3

Which poker author is known as the “Mad Genius of Poker”?

Question 4

Who formulated “The Fundamental Theorem of Poker”?

Question 5

Which poker book suggests classifying player types as animals, namely, the mouse (timid and tight), the jackal (loose and reckless), the elephant (a “calling station” who can’t be moved off a hand), the lion (aggressive and selective), and the eagle (the great player soaring above everyone else)?

Question 6

Which poker author popularized the “M” ratio for determining the relative health of your chip stack in no-limit hold’em tournaments?

Question 7

In which poker book does the author explain his “small ball” approach to deep-stacked, no-limit hold’em tournaments?

Question 8

Which title is currently ranked #1 on Amazon in the poker books category?

What do you think?