No, honestly, it's a real book according to Amazon.com: Play Poker Like a Pigeon (And Take The Money Home): Books
The author is "Anonymous", obviously to protect him/her from those of us who are minions of the One World Poker Order, who claims to be a 30+ year professional poker player. (Hmmm, GDRileyx )
From a five star review:
"He offers up a couple tips on how to give the table the impression that you are a pigeon (fish, basically). They include playing a small pot to showdown after raising with a trash hand from early position, accidentally knocking your cards face up as they go into the muck so the players can see the trash you cold called an EP raise with, and a couple more. "
Which the reviewer considers to be "good" advice. This is good. I really, really need to catch up on my idiot lessons.
From a one star review (because there are no zero star reviews):
"This book is the biggest waste of money any poker player could find.
If you enjoy stories, check it out of the library. The poker "advice" is marginal, and the math is simply WRONG.
Several important examples : His completely error-filled "proof" that the board will pair 60% of the time while 5 cards dealt "to players in a circle" will contain a pair 40% of the time. The man clearly has NO grasp of even high-school level probability.
This travesty of probability theory appears on page 67. Read it for a good laugh. There is absolutely NO difference in the probability of 5 cards selected at random containing a pair based on the METHOD of dealing.
He also misstates all probabilities of hands on the flop by simply doubling your outs... a common error from novices, but not one that should be espoused by any "expert". (30+ years, remember)
And of course he claims (incorrectly by FAR) that "pot odds
" are based on the number of players in the hand. Pot odds
in limit poker are based on the number of BETS already in the pot.
I'm not going to go on. I suspect at least some of the reviews here are shills for "anonymous". "
Okay, I'm convinced. The hell with books that actually name the author(s), I'im going with someone who won't name put their name on the cover.