Originally Posted by glworden
Read "Positively Fifth Street" for Doyle's lament at having ever published the book. It did change the game and created a world full of players who use aggression or hyper-aggression to their advantage. I can only fantasize about the game Doyle knew as a young man, with careful and cautious opponents who would back down at aggressive bets. The propagation of aggressive play which was propelled by SuperSystem has changed the game and made it much harder. I think it's relevent in that it's the seed to the evolution of the modern game. But the strategy as laid out in the book will no longer work, as too many people are on to it.
It's not just the evolution of aggression, it's the twisted format it took.
Lizzy says: "Doyle's philosophy of playing any reasonable cards, evaluate after the flop, then get all your money in there". The key here is "after the flop
". Agression today has evolved to: "read your odds
, if it's better than 50%, then get all your money in there". When that fails, get your money 'in there' with ATC.