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Ask any poker player with a little bit of experience, and they’ll tell you poker is a game of people, not of cards.

They’re absolutely right.

But nine times out of ten, these same players get the people part all wrong. They look for the wrong things. They make the wrong adjustments. And they end up paying for it.

In Playing the Player, best-selling author Ed Miller shows you how to make the right reads and the devastating adjustments that top pros use to crush their opponents, including:

  • How to get the nits and rocks to let you win pot after pot after pot
  • How to gain the upper hand against tight-aggressive regulars
  • How to use loose players'' aggression against them
  • How to systematically profile opponents, spot their weaknesses, and attack

Playing The Player will have you thinking about and playing poker in a whole new way.

You always knew poker was a people game. Now learn exactly how to play it.

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joyfull
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Worth it, but...
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2012
As usual, Ed Miller gives you great information and explains it well. But for a $50 book, I was extremely annoyed by the seemingly endless errors. Typos, grammatical errors, wrong pot sizes and once he''s even telling you a hand he played at 2-5 and he makes a straight flush... See more
As usual, Ed Miller gives you great information and explains it well. But for a $50 book, I was extremely annoyed by the seemingly endless errors. Typos, grammatical errors, wrong pot sizes and once he''s even telling you a hand he played at 2-5 and he makes a straight flush on the river, which he says is the worst card for him (could be if he thinks it hurts his chances of getting paid off) but doesn''t explain, then later he says he would have folded it to a raise, so you know it was another error in the text. When you don''t understand something, you wonder if it''s because you don''t understand it or if it''s because of yet another error. There''s a great example he gives of two hands with the same board but that run out in a different order and how it changes the dynamic against a LAG. But I''m somewhat confused by it and wonder if I''m missing something or if the author/editor did.

The organization of the book is poor as well. It''s a collection of various exploitable situations and common betting lines or player tendencies he''s observed. It lacks the usual flow and theoretical underpinning we''re accustomed to from Miller. I think he could have said a lot more about "playing the player" but the various errors, short length and $50 price tag make me think he''s given up and just wants to make as much money with as little effort as possible. He even plugs his other book a couple times and at one point says jokingly (but you get the sense mostly serious) you''ll have to buy his next book for further explanation.

I still give the book 4 stars because applying the information should make you much more than $50 and it really gets you thinking about when and how to adjust your game to exploit your opponents, which I think is the most important skill you can have in no-limit. But come on Ed, if you''re reading this review, take a look at how flawless Winning Small Stakes was written and compare it to this one. I think you know you''ve slipped and I just hope you put more effort and concern in to your next book, which I''ll probably buy even if you don''t.
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Bill Reich
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Good but You Need to Make Quick Evaluations
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2014
In today''s game, at least at the casinos I infest, you don''t see the same players so frequently that you can take your time figuring out what they do wrong. These tactics work well when you know what errors your opponent is likely to make. In the live game, you won''t have... See more
In today''s game, at least at the casinos I infest, you don''t see the same players so frequently that you can take your time figuring out what they do wrong. These tactics work well when you know what errors your opponent is likely to make. In the live game, you won''t have stats on a headsup display. So it may seem difficult to implement these ideas.
However, it _is_ possible to find flaws in an opponent''s game within one session. You have to watch hands in which you are not involved. You have to watch them carefully. You have to realize, as was pointed out in Ankenman and Chen''s _The Mathematics of Poker_ that you can make good approximations of how someone plays on only a few pieces of evidence.
Before you figure someone out, you can follow the advice that Miller gives in his book about the one percent or whatever your usual tactics are.
By the way, it would be useful if Miller would advise us about the order in which to read his books.
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W. Shinsato
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Easily the best poker book I''ve read in years
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2015
Easily the best poker book I''ve read in years. Miller''s approach to low stakes cash games is clear and easy to understand (after you re-read some sections a few times), yes it seems kinda spewy at first but if you can listen and execute it works. Don''t get me wrong you... See more
Easily the best poker book I''ve read in years. Miller''s approach to low stakes cash games is clear and easy to understand (after you re-read some sections a few times), yes it seems kinda spewy at first but if you can listen and execute it works. Don''t get me wrong you still have to "work" at your game and it takes some time and some losing sessions to develop his line of thinking into your game and gaming environments But I have raked-in many pots I never would have before reading this book so it has more than paid for itself. I thought the book title was kind of corny which gives it a cover others might pass on, but this is a must read for low stakes casino cash games everywhere.
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Ryan G
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This book improved my game
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2019
Not only did this book teach me how to adjust to various playing styles seen in live games, it also helped me identify several leaks in my own game.
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Eric Zelisko
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Lots of information, well done book so far
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2012
So far, I am very happy with purchasing this book. I am about 1/2 way done with this book. I like the fact that he gives great and detailed information on the thought process of certain players as well as how to beat them playing different ways. He teaches you how to... See more
So far, I am very happy with purchasing this book. I am about 1/2 way done with this book. I like the fact that he gives great and detailed information on the thought process of certain players as well as how to beat them playing different ways. He teaches you how to better adjust to the table, depending on how they act. It is very much worth a read for beginner and advanced players. Very glad I got this book. If you are having a hard time at the cash game tables, this book can significantly help you with maximizing profits and making yourself a harder target to lose profits from.

September 21, 2012
Just finished the book. Extremely well written. Had great concepts that were very much distinguished. Very good explinations of the ideas as well as good review sections. Some of it went over my head to be honest. I am going to have to re-read this book a few times to really get a very strong grip on the full out message that he has said about cash games. I have been looking for an extremely good cash game book to read. This one is definitly a very good cash game book. I would also suggest (As I have ordered it, but not read it) to get his other book. I can''t remember what it''s called, but I ordered it. It''s about reading poker hands. I think that will possibly help one out very much. His writing style is very easy to follow, and he tries his best not to overcomplicate things, although some of the topics are a bit nauseating at times due to the fact it''s a great deal of information to take in. I would HIGHLY recommend this book if you have some experience in poker, understand some lingo, and are ready to really take poker serious.
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sd
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Really great book. Worth every penny
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2014
Really great book. Worth every penny. Drastically improved my preflop game, as it helped open and balance my ranges. Also really helped with locating weaknesses in players you feel you can''t beat. Ed always is great at breaking down complexity to simplicity, and applying it... See more
Really great book. Worth every penny. Drastically improved my preflop game, as it helped open and balance my ranges. Also really helped with locating weaknesses in players you feel you can''t beat. Ed always is great at breaking down complexity to simplicity, and applying it to real world situations. I''ve found at the 2-5 level his strategies really shine.
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CJF
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and I enjoy his poker books as well as or better than ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2017
Ed Miller''s analysis is solid, his books are readable for all levels of players, and I enjoy his poker books as well as or better than others. Ed''s poker writing is recommended reading if you want to analyze your own play and prepare for opponents.
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Gregory Ovemroe
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2018
As expected
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Andreas W.
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
I could barely stop reading this book and I''m not exaggerating
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2020
Another great book from this author. I read it after his book the Course and I think that that is the order you should read them. I really liked that he not only presented the strategy very well, but he also made it fun reading. I could barely stop reading this book and I''m...See more
Another great book from this author. I read it after his book the Course and I think that that is the order you should read them. I really liked that he not only presented the strategy very well, but he also made it fun reading. I could barely stop reading this book and I''m not exaggerating. If you''re even half-serious about your poker, then this book is great - even though the price is very high. But it''s still worth it if you play regularly or want to significantly improve your game.
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Rob Smith
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Playing the cards at poker is just not enough and it is not what the best players do
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 6, 2015
This is definitely a 5 star book and you can see why it has retained its price so well. I have read a lot of poker books over the years and all poker books are about playing the cards you are dealt in different stages of tournaments, depending on position and chip stack,...See more
This is definitely a 5 star book and you can see why it has retained its price so well. I have read a lot of poker books over the years and all poker books are about playing the cards you are dealt in different stages of tournaments, depending on position and chip stack, etc. Playing the cards at poker is just not enough and it is not what the best players do, there is so much more to poker than playing the cards. This is the first book I have read where it isn''t about the cards, it is about playing the players. It really is a great book and opens up your mind to this other part of poker. I am not totally convinced by everything I read in this book, such as the examples of firing barrel after barrel after barrel against players showing a lot of strength. It is almost as if Ed Miller is saying that every player betting out is bluffing. But there are so many good ideas and makes you see opportunities to take pots even though the cards you hold are rubbish. And this is the thing with poker, you don''t need good cards to win pots at poker, if you can see weaknesses in players or play, you can exploit it and it won''t go to showdown. Excellent book.
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Pingu
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Brilliant book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 19, 2013
As someone who has always had a loose-aggressive style when playing Hold''em, I have never had any problems with making a few moves. However, the content in this book was still incredibly useful - It has helped me to exploit some of the tighter "nit" grinders that I...See more
As someone who has always had a loose-aggressive style when playing Hold''em, I have never had any problems with making a few moves. However, the content in this book was still incredibly useful - It has helped me to exploit some of the tighter "nit" grinders that I play day in, day out as a professional Poker player. It has also helped me apply concepts such as card removal when 3-betting - Previously I would 3-bet a hand like 89 suited just because I felt like it, but now I''m thinking more about "I''ve got an Ace or a King in my hand so it''s less likely my opponent has one and I''ve got more chance of getting him to fold pre-flop" Has improved my game significantly, would recommend this to any Poker player who wants to take their game to the next level, professional or otherwise.
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Aceatron
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Excellent- as long as you have previous Poker experience
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2013
Simply excellent book, it contains very good concepts & details of how to execute the concepts. This book really can help your play go to the next level, however it is crucial that you have previous experience to fully understand this book. It really is not a beginners...See more
Simply excellent book, it contains very good concepts & details of how to execute the concepts. This book really can help your play go to the next level, however it is crucial that you have previous experience to fully understand this book. It really is not a beginners book, as some of the concepts are aimed at intermediate & advanced players. This is one of those books that it''s really difficult giving it 5 stars, because I don''t want everybody picking up on the extra skills that I have taken from the book.
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GrottyBananas
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great Book Shame About The...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 25, 2013
I won''t repeat what has already been said about the content, my issue arises from the Table of Contents. Each part is easily accessible from this page, but there are no links to any of the sub-chapters; one is forever swiping this way and that to find what one us looking...See more
I won''t repeat what has already been said about the content, my issue arises from the Table of Contents. Each part is easily accessible from this page, but there are no links to any of the sub-chapters; one is forever swiping this way and that to find what one us looking for. Yes I could add bookmarks for each sub-chapter but this just clutters things up. Anyway, great book shame about the oversight.
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