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POKER AND CHESS BOOKS. by. BOB CIAFFONE. BUY MY BOOKS DIRECTLY FROM ME BECAUSE: (1) All copies are personally autographed. (2) I charge. Bob Ciaffone’s The Coach Results, Stats. AKA Robert Ciaffone. Jun, United States, $ 1, Pot-Limit Omaha (Event #19) 47th World Series of Poker. Despite his high finish in the No Limit Hold’em Main Event that year, Ciaffone considers his best game Omaha, a subject on which he has.

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This is when Ciaffone turned towards poker.

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He has a swashbuckling poker style that mke him a much-feared player. It even recommends that limit poker players should try to learn pot-limit games.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Then there are others who take playing games to a new level, focusing their entire life on the entire subject of game playing, as opposed to just one particular game.

Stewart may well be the earliest-ever poker columnist, having written for Mayfair magazine back in the 60’s for a couple of years. Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Eric Chan rated it liked it Apr 29, Books by Bob Ciaffone. Fatsally rated it liked it Feb 14, Raenoll added it Jul 31, Want to Read saving…. Ciaffone was also a smart student, enrolling to the University of Notre Dame. However, the contents will make this book worthwhile to a majority of players with an interest in these forms of poker.

He keeps a full slate daily, contributing to the magazine, updating his website and continuing to write books. The information in this section is quite good as well, but I believe there are many more situations which could be fruitfully discussed about this game as well, and the repetition of many key ideas would make it more likely that these concepts would sink in with the reader’s. Surajkumar Swathirajan marked it as to-read Aug 29, The entire book has been rewritten for better clarity and modern usage, with 20 new pages of valuable material added on the pot-limit Omaha high form of the game.


A Adauto marked it as to-read Sep 25, But Stewart keeps right on winning. Ciaffone eventually got a part-time job teaching, but for the most part, his years as a young adult were supported by his pool playing. Trivia About Omaha Holdem Poker. Bob Ciaffone fits that description well, having made a life out of playing, teaching, and writing about games, games, and more games.

Kevin Carlin rated it really liked it Jan 05, Please update details 3 Jun pokee, Ciaffone also enjoys writing in general, often writing short stories, and has published two fiction stories and also enjoys writing poetry. This edition of the book is much improved over the previous one, although I still believe that there is so much more to this game that it should be possible to provide a further expanded and omahw better book to its audience.

The deeper the fiaffone, the greater the implication that a player has a strong hand when he raises. He was once voted as number three in the world at pot-limit Omaha in an informal readers poll of the top players at each poker form.

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Mikeiwo rated it really liked it Dec 14, Ciaffone has extensive experience at no-limit hold’em, no-limit ace-to-five lowball, pot-limit Omaha, and pot-limit Omaha high-low split 8 or better. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. MArian Stranger marked it as to-read Feb 08, Reuben’s main experiences lies in pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit London lowball, pot-limit seven-card stud, and also limit seven stud.

Ciaffone is one of the better poker authors writing and his book is a worthwhile edition to just about any poker player’s library. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He has had a popular regular poker column in “The Card Player” magazine since I believe that the information on Omaha High-Low is not sufficient to be considered a comprehensive strategy guide for this game, but it does make a fine supplement to another good book, such as Ray Zee’s High-Low Split Poker for Advanced Players.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Marcus Hsia rated it liked it Jan 03, The book ends with some discussion about playing Omaha in a tournament, future ideas for the game, and some concluding remarks. Eugene Hung rated it liked it Oct 14, There is greater opportunity to obtain a nice result through the exercise of skill, because good decisions offer a greater reward, and bad decisions invoke a more sever penalty.

Too Fly added it Apr 21, Adam Miller rated it liked it May 02, MArian Stranger marked it as to-read Feb 08, I still believe that the price of the book is a bit steep for its volume, but the additional material included, even at a the higher price, makes this edition a better value than its predecessor.

After this, Ciaffone starts in on strategy, discussing general Omaha principles, such as the relative strengths of different two pair hands and different draws.

Opponents frequently leave the game losers, scratching their heads, and opining that a player who takes so many chances ought to be broke. The final set of chapters provide probability concepts, pokwr, and charts.

Timothy marked it as to-read Feb 10, Thanks for telling us about the problem.