O’ Kearney & Carter Publish Poker Book Focusing on ICM

recreational poker players rejoice, tournament regulars not so much.

by - Friday, October 1st, 2021 8:11

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Distinguished Poker authors Barry Carter, and Dara O’ Kearney have released their third poker book “Endgame Poker Strategy“, focusing on the applications and effects of the Independent Chip Model (ICM) in poker tournaments.

Dara O’Kearney is a professional poker player, sponsored Unibet Poker Pro and co-host of “The Chip Race” Podcast. He is widely regarded as one of the best satellite grinders in the world and professional poker players seek out his advice on ICM whenever they prepare for a big final table. He is the co-author of the best selling books Poker Satellite Strategy and PKO Poker Strategy.

Barry Carter Barry is the editor of PokerStrategy.com and the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, Poker Satellite Strategy, PKO Poker Strategy & the latest book, “Endgame Poker Strategy”.

“In an era of solvers and preflop charts, game states involving ICM pressure remain one of the few unsolved and untapped areas of poker. Endgame Poker Strategy does an excellent job of clearly explaining the most important ICM ideas and effects. Whether you are a beginning player looking to build an understanding of how ICM works, or a more advanced player looking to better internalise ICM concepts, there is something in this book for you.” –
– Daniel Dvoress, high stakes poker player

The Independent Chip Model (ICM) is the most important poker strategy concept in multi table tournaments, yet very few players understand it, other than knowing they should play tighter on “the bubble” (the part of the tournament where players begin to get paid.). Not only does ICM impact the single biggest monetary decisions you make in poker, it also influences everything in a tournament from game selection, staking, when to register, playing the early levels, the bubble, the final table and much more.

Endgame Poker Strategy is the first book to take a deep dive into the subject of ICM and how it impacts how you should play in tournaments. This book contains groundbreaking insights that most professional poker players are not aware of, including:

  • When to adjust your play in the late stages of tournaments
  • When to ladder and when to play for the win
  • How to negotiate profitable final table deals
  • The optimal game selection, rebuy and late registration strategies
  • How to play short, average and big stacks at the end of tournaments

The “Brexit” Issue affects Irish Book Stocks

Due to current logistical issues centered around Brexit, Amazon customers in the Republic of Ireland have struggled to receive print books since January, however the duo have plans to get the book in stores in the Republic of Ireland soon.

Until then, those wishing to purchase a copy of the book in Ireland can do so via Amazon.FR for the same price.

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Thomas Nielsen

Sports-writer & poker-player based in Barcelona.

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