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The Prometheus Stratagem

by:
Daniel Olarnick (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-4555-7 ©2008
Price: $14.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 63 pages
Category/Subject: GAMES / Card Games / Poker

It is far better to be eliminated from a NLH tournament with both guns blazing than to suffer a slow, lingering death, having played too tight, too conservatively and too cowardly, while painfully watching your stack of chips dwindle away into poker oblivion.

Abstract:
The Prometheus Stratagem is a tactical approach to tournament No-Limit Texas Hold’em devised to give its practitioners the opportunity to compete on an equal level with the famous poker champions who have become part of our everyday culture. Knowing that you have the weapons to win gives you the psychological domination necessary to reach the final table while infusing you with positive energy, allowing you to sit down at any tournament table with confidence, knowledge, and understanding of the subtle nuances involved in the game. Reading the Prometheus Stratagem and adopting its principles will enhance your game, making you an aggressively superior player.

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Customer Reviews

  Prometheus Stratagem Delivers , 06/09/2008
Reviewer: Terry-Ann Volberg
Before reading Dan's prepublished book I had never played poker in my life. Having read the book and applying its principles I am amazed at the phenomenal results I have had. I have made more final tables than not , won a satellite into a major tournament in Las Vegas and won (yes, won) a tournament in Atlantic City. Mind you, I am a part-time player and have not read any other poker book. Of course, it helps to be living with the author, but that's besides the point. Dan's book is direct, concise and easy to understand. It has given me the confidence and knowledge to enjoy and aggressively compete in the wonderful world of Texas Hold'em tournament poker. Terry-Ann (TavO)

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  Prometheus Stratagem , 06/11/2008
Reviewer: Lenny Finkelstein
I always thought I was a pretty good poker player until I read Dan's book. Then, continuing my poker quest as a more enlightened and -- as a result of Dan -- great poker player, I entered a few tournaments. Bottom Line: I lost my house, my car, my marriage is on the rocks, and have declared personal bankruptcy. Thanks again, Dan.

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  Prometheus Stratagem , 06/18/2008
Reviewer: Derrick Hutchinson
Below is what I learnt from this easy to read, and UNDERSTAND poker strategy book. * I am far too impatient and should spend my time studying other players rather than worry about my hole cards. * I have probably had me liver eaten by an eagle. * I need to learn to lay down "inferior hands" or they will get my liver eaten! * " Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent" * Beware of the hooks! (JJ) * Gut instincts are honed by experiences. LISTEN TO THEM! * Synchronicity! I can’t help myself. Very informative and entertaining.

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  ABC Poker at its Best! , 06/19/2008
Reviewer: HOWARD GOODMAN
A. Easy to read, enjoyable, clear and precise, no complicated theories. It was like reading a story by a gifted storyteller. B. It is bound to enhance my tournament and sit and go play. C. Core Concepts clearly explained.

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  This book is wonderful , 06/21/2008
Reviewer: Anonymous1
I cannot give my name because I am a professional in other circles and prefer not to. This book is not for the professional poker player. But what it does for those of us who are not is to provide an easy strategy to avoid being outplayed but the pro sharks. I have used it in several higher level sngs already and found it provides comfort and confidence. It is an easy read and I read it three times and have incorporated all the tools. A must buy.

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  Russian Doll , 06/27/2008
Reviewer: Fred Days
I thought a relative small publication would yeild little information on such a vast topic. Mr. Olarnick has managed to include in his approach variuos strategies, patterns, game-planning ideas and a solid foundation for those interested in the game. I have applied a bit of his advice and found an agrresive (yet controlled) side to my game I always feared from other players, I am enjoying to "eat liver".

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  It's A Winner , 06/30/2008
Reviewer: Aunt Tick
Hi Dan While you were at the WSOP I finished reading your book. I found it to be very informative and a very easy read. You really explained everything so well. If I were ever to get into the "Poker" world I would surely follow your strategies and excellent advice. Your positive poker traits --Concentration and Observation, Fearlessness, Aggression, Comprehension and Decision-making are assets that all poker players should possess whether beginners or seasoned players. These are also very good traits to have and practice in everyday life. You did a great job in writing the book and I am sure many players will benefit from your expertise.

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  A Winning Edge , 07/05/2008
Reviewer: Mark L. Bowin
Because Dan is both a friend and "poker buddy," I've had the good fortune to be able to learn the principles of the Stratagem prior to publication. Using Dan's blueprint for position play and power poker, I've had many final table finishes and wins in "daily" tournaments in Atlantic City and two respectable finishes in bigger events (14th in an Empire State Championship event last year won by Jimmy "Gobboboy" Fricke) I also finished 28th in a Borgata Open event a few weeks ago. I incorporated many of Dan's ideas into my play; that is why I think the book will be useful even to experienced players! Dan and I, as working court reporters, rarely get to play these events and I daresay there will be more money finishes when we are able to devote more time to the game. And here's an update: Dan finished 89th out of over 2200 players in the World Series of Poker Senior's Tournament, which was quite an accomplishement! A word of warning; playing this system will not endear you to the pros who will be forced to repeatedly fold preflop to your power plays; so please have a thick skin while collecting their chips from the pot!

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  Don't Let the Size Fool You , 07/22/2008
Reviewer: Bill Kutsch
Even though it's not lengthy, Dan's book on poker is packed with strategy, anecdotes, and helpful hints for all of us who enjoy this game! He forces one to be a preditor and not easy prey, all the while bolstering self-confidence. It's turbo-charged reading. Can't wait until the sequel: "First In, All In...Now Deal the Cards!"

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  Good Things Come in Small Packages , 08/05/2008
Reviewer: Big D
This is a great little book. Olarnick has a style that makes you feel at home, while providing a technically interesting treatment that gives you an edge. I feel as if I am ready to apply Olarnick's practical advice at a tournament poker right away. What separates this book from many others is that Olarnick is not only a good player, but a good writer ... once I started the book, I could not put it down. Whether you want to play, learn how a good player plays, or just read poker yarns spun by a savvy writer, this is the book to get. I can't wait for his next one!

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  Hold 'Em Secrets , 08/20/2008
Reviewer: Mark Kislingbury
I was a beginner at Hold 'Em, trying to learn strategies, and I read a number of books while sitting at Barnes & Noble trying to figure out how to play no-limit Hold 'Em at a competitive level. This book is the first one I have found that presents a clear strategy that really works in tournament NLH. I'm currently on my second read through it completely, and my brain is still working on assimilating all the knowledge in the book and combining it with the experience I am gaining playing software opponents and reading other sources. I'm improving steadily, I and I heartily recommend this book.

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  , 09/10/2008
Reviewer: Kevin Duff
I've been playing cards just about my whole life. It started with my grandfather teaching me Crazy Eights, Steal the Old Man's Bundle and Poker. As i grew i played Spit, Knucks (also known as Knuckles where the looser gets wrapped on the knuckles with the deck) and Gin and Rummy 500. Finally when I reached adulthood the Casino games, house poker games and Hold 'Em. I wish I had Dan's book then. It cost be a bunch of money to learn some of the lessons Dan teaches so simply. I still learned alot, however. I have never been much of a tournament player, I mainly played cash limit games, so while I was familiar with the game I wasn't familiar with the intricacies of no limit. Dan's book helped me come in second place in the first sit and go I ever played. His system is so concise and well ordered that I was able to implament it from the get go. Dan has probably saved me quite a bit of money teaching me things I would have had to pay to learn at the table.

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