re: Poker & Getting a book - which?
Originally Posted by arkadiy
I have seen some bad reviews on Super System being outdated.
I also heard the HoH books are mainly for tournament play and not ring play.
have voiced a similar opinion on the original Super System recently, though it was only in relation to the NLHE section. And it wasn't so much that the principles of play it recommends are outdated (being aggressive, capitalising on your opponent's weakness, etc) as the style of opponents you'll likely to face has changed over the years.
That's not the reason I wouldn't recommend it though. The reason I wouldn't recommend it as a first poker book in this case is that, first and foremost, it's a high stakes
text. If you're applying it to a $500 bankroll... hell, in the NLHE section Doyle talks about sitting down with $20K at a time. And that
was some 30 years ago.
Haven't read the second edition, so I can't comment on it.
Also you're right, Harrington on Hold 'em deals specifically with tournament play, not ring games. Some of the concepts will transfer over, but he also dedicates a lot of time to tournament-specific concepts.