Lee Nelson says "Kill Everyone"

Team PokerStars Pro Lee Nelson is already the noted co-author of the book Kill Phil. Now, he has turned his sights on...well, apparently everyone. We invited Nelson to tell us about his new effort, aimed at taking out the poker population at large.

by Lee Nelson

When Blair Rodman, Kim Lee, and I wrote Kill Phil, our objective was to level the playing field in no-limit hold’em (NLHE) tournaments by providing less experienced players with the tools needed to significantly reduce the edge that pros enjoy. Our target audience was beginning to intermediate players.

Kill Everyone, on the other hand, is not suitable for newbies. It provides advanced but easily understood strategies for NLHE multi-table tournaments, both live and online, satellites, and SNGs. There are a plethora of poker books currently in print and we wanted to create a product that would be readily distinguishable from other poker books on the market providing great value to our readers.

Kill Everyone provides a well-balanced, easily assimilated blend of real-time experience, poker math, and computational horsepower with many advanced concepts that haven’t yet been in print. Poker has evolved rapidly and Kill Everyone is geared to today’s game players. In it we provide an understanding of the differences between new and old school play, describe how to accumulate chips, go into great detail on end game strategies in the different tournament types. We go into extensive detail on advanced concepts such as equilibrium plays (the best plays you can make if your opponent plays optimally) and exploitive plays (the best plays you can make if your opponent deviates from optimal play). We’ve laid this all out in easily understandable form using numerous charts and graphs, but without bogging our readers down with heavy math. For example, we provide an unexploitable re-steal chart for varying CSIs (Harrington’s "M") based on assumptions of opponents’ raising ranges, and an unexploitable heads-up strategy for CSIs of 8 or less. We also distinguish between hand rankings for pushing versus calling a push (they’re different).

Kill Everyone distinguishes between pot-odds and tournament odds and provides detailed analysis of changes required as you approach the bubble and beyond describing specific instruction not only for MTTs but for SNGs and satellites as well. Adaptations to recent changes in tournament play are covered in great detail.

My co-authors and I are extremely pleased with the reception Kill Everyone has had, and greatly appreciate the great reviews from Lenny of pocketfives.com and Dennis Waterman of pokernews.com.

I’ve been asked a number of times why we wrote a book that divulges so much information? My answer is always the same: “If we’re going to write something we’d better provide value or it makes no sense to say anything.” Tysen, Kim and I believe that Kill Everyone will help make you a better tournament player. We trust that you won’t be disappointed.

Kill Everyone is one of the many books you will find in the PokerStars FPP Store.

Brad Willis
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