David Sklansky is the author of 16 books about poker, gambling, and strategy. His best known book, The Theory of Poker, which was first written (as Sklansky on Poker Theory) over 40 years ago, is still considered the most important book on the subject. David has won three World Series of Poker bracelets along with dozens of other poker tournaments as well as other types of gambling tournaments. He has consulted with several casino companies and is the holder of five patents. In addition, he invented the game that was to become Caribbean Stud and testified in front of Clinton s Presidential Gambling Commission. He s still generally considered the number one authority on gambling theory and attributes his standing in the gambling community to the following three facts: 1. The fact that he presents his ideas as simply as possible (sometimes with another author) even though these ideas frequently involve concepts that are deep, subtle, and not to be found elsewhere. 2. The fact that David s teachings have proven to be accurate. 3. The fact that to this day a large portion of his income is still derived from gambling (usually poker, but occasionally blackjack, sports betting, horses, video games, casino promotions, or casino tournaments). Thus, those who depend on David s advice know that he still depends on it himself.