re: Poker & Harrington on Hold 'Em for Modern Tournaments
I like Harrington's QUIZ YOU AS YOU GO method. While the nature of poker play may vary with the times, I think there are such things as adages which will have held true in any poker game
ever played and will hold true in any poker game that ever will be played. While Harrington does give examples which have "right and wrong" answers determined by his own poker ideology, Harrington goes into detail to show one WHY a particular action is better than another. So if the "harrington answer" is RAISE, Harrington will tend toward showing you what may very well happen if you CALLED instead. I haven't really seen any discernible situations in Harrington's books where repercussions of not following the recommended action in a particular hand could not possibly come to fruition in a modern day tournament.
I don't think Harrington's books could ever be outdated as long as the rules of Texas
Hold'em stay the same. It is for this reason I LOVE reading books like those offered by Harrington, Caro, and Sklansky: the timeless nature of the material means you are acquiring knowledge that will perpetually pertain.
As Jesse Livermore, the greatest financial market trader who ever lived once said regarding the timeless nature of financial market patterns:
"I absolutely believe that price movement patterns are being repeated. They are recurring patterns that appear over and over, with slight variations. This is because markets are driven by humans and human nature never changes."
Does this apply to poker as well. I certainly believe so!