Marshall's Mediocre Poker is required reading for all of Marshall's poker students who range from beginner to professional whether they are taking private lessons or are in one of Marshall's classes. But you don't need to take lessons directly from Marshall to benefit from the information in this book. Constructed in a way that follows a natural learning progression, this book teaches players of all levels how to compete with opponents of all levels, how to play up to the level of more experienced competitors and how to keep from overplaying less experienced competitors. Whether you are seeking instruction as a newcomer to the game or are a master seeking a curriculum for students of your own, Marshall's Mediocre Poker is the book for you.
Marshall's Mediocre Poker utilizes innovative techniques to teach traditional concepts to beginners and utilizes game theory to help professionals view the game in a new way, shedding light on the most common fallacies veterans may hold as fact. And not only does this book speak to players of all levels, but it also speaks to people of all learning types, be they left-brained, logic oriented or right-brained, emotion oriented. With plenty of visual aids and at times, game descriptions and autobiographical stories in words that could paint pictures, Marshall's Mediocre Poker is not just an instruction manual on how to play poker and improve upon your skills, it is an entertaining read.
Marshall's Mediocre Poker will help you profile your opponents so you can understand your competitors' understanding of the game and know the skill sets they may attempt to utilize against you and how to counteract them. This book also discusses the many trappings of the poker lifestyle and the proper way to abuse money at the table while respecting money away from the table so you don't treat currency like playing pieces in a game. Marshall's Mediocre Poker takes a peek at such additional topics as self improvement, game theory, understanding your spouse or significant other, and health, both physical and spiritual through the lens of poker.