Originally Posted by zachvac
And on Supersystem, I can't believe no one ever says anything about the portion where he talks of poker actually involving real ESP. I still can't believe a poker player as good as Brunson would actually put that in his book.
It surprised me a little too. As NWF has quoted, he rationalises it a bit, but it's definitely in there.
As far as OP goes... I think most of the points have been raised already. Keep in mind that it's not a beginners book, but also that it's not a low-stakes book either
. He's talking about sitting at a table with $20K in front of him, and that was in 1970s dollars - some of the strategies discussed just aren't going to work when the amount of money in the pot will only buy the winner a pack of cigarettes or a six pack.
Definitely read it - even if you don't incorporate it all into your game, it'll still help you become a more rounded player. But there are definitely other texts that will help you more in the short term.