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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Omaha Holdem Poker by Bob Ciaffone

The vast majority of top-level poker players prefer pot-limit and no-limit poker. Ciaffone also enjoys writing in general, often writing short stories, and has published two fiction stories and also enjoys writing poetry. Randy marked it as to-read Oct 27, Stewart may well be the earliest-ever poker columnist, having written for Mayfair magazine back in the 60’s for a couple of years.

Pesho marked it as to-read May 19, Surajkumar Swathirajan marked it as to-read Aug 29, It even recommends that limit poker players should try to learn pot-limit games. Sfrancis rated it really liked it Jan 13, Blake Pengelly rated it liked it Sep 07, Where are They Now is a series of an in depth look at all poker players – not just the pros – as they travel through one long game.

Ciaffone is also a regular contributed to CardPlayer magazine. Omaha Poker by Bob Ciaffone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hansel Ke rated it really liked it Nov 19, 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.


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. There is much more that a good player can do to triumph over weaker opponents.

With regards to calling raises, “The general rule of thumb that professionals seem to use for such a call is you want the potential to win about twenty times the current moaha you are facing. Ciaffone was also a smart student, enrolling to the University of Notre Dame. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Adauto marked it as to-read Sep 25, One of his main goals regarding state laws is to get them changed to be more up to date.

The Millennium Edition is considerably expanded from the previous edition, although I onaha think it’s price tag is a bit steep for its volume. Quick Room Review Bonus Room review. There was a time during the 80’s poekr many people felt that Omaha both High-Low and High only were the games of the future, and that the poker community would make these two games the most popular in the world.

Review of Omaha Holdem Poker, Millennium Edition

Ciaffone also has stayed close to his first love of chess, writing two books on the subject, even becoming the president of the Michigan Chess Association in the year Trivia About Omaha Poker. Refresh and try again.

A discussion of the author’s favorite poker game, Pot-Limit Omaha, comes next. Click here to return to the index of reviews. Omaha Holdem Poker by Bob Ciaffone.

Despite its brevity for the price, it’s the best source of information on playing Omaha High that I’ve read. Ciaffone has an excellent reputation both as a poker writer and poker player. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book. While coaching Bridge, Ciaffone also dropped the pool stick for a Backgammon board.

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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. Cristiano Volk marked it as to-read Nov 15, Ray Zee’s High-Low Split Poker for Advanced Players is still the best book on this topic, although Ciaffone’s material makes a worthwhile supplement to it.

The deeper the money, the greater the implication that a player has a strong hand pmaha he raises.

Jan Vrijhof added it Jan 30, Preview — Omaha Poker by Bob Ciaffone. While nearly 40 pages have been added in this edition, the size of pomer typeface is larger so its length has not quite increased proportionally to the page count. The forms of poker discussed include hold’em, Omaha, seven-card stud, and several varieties of lowball. Jake Azachi Prime rated it really liked it Aug 23, Nonetheless, this represents a considerable increase from previous editions.

He began a new career making money from poker, but instead of just playing it this time, he also started writing poker books and teaching others how to play the game, a practice he continues today.