re: Poker & So how are the HoH cash game books?
Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
I have not finished them yet but I have read most of Vol 1 and parts of Vol 2. They're very well written (as expected) and do a good job of differentiating cash v tournament play. The main thrust of the books might be aimed at a tougher game than micro stakes players generally see (some of the randomizing may be overkill when we can generally get max value from weak players with a single pair) but there is a small section at the end of Vol 2 on playing weak games (Harrington says that most online games below NL50 and live games below 5-10 are generally weak games). Some of the plays Harrington suggest seem a little too tight (I haven't read his LAG section yet) but from my reading thus far his general idea for the entire book is to wait for big hands to play big pots and to exercise pot control when possible with any single pair (TP or overpair). When pot control is not possible (because our opponent wants to play a big pot) his general recommendation is to fold.
I'm not so far along, but this seems a pretty good assessment.
As I'm reading, I keep reminding myself that by default he's referring to high stakes poker. Occasionally he'll remind the reader himself by saying how to adjust to weaker players. For example, if I'm OOP I often find I can't control pot size too much with TP because the other player will bet/bet/bet anywhere I check.