Harrinton On Hold Em

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I have read a lot of books related to theory, bluffing, tells and general game play within the past year. While all of the books were helpful in the sense that they covered their topics in depth, none of them stepped outside of the box and explained each aspect of the game comprehensively and broke down situations regularly so that you can learn to assess each situation as it's own.
Then I went and bought the Harrington on Hold Em series, and these 2 books alone have helped my game more dramatically than all of the other books that I have read combined. I have a better general understanding of putting players on hands, what bets from different positions are likely to represent, how to read true stregth vs represented strength, etc. The chapters are in depth, but the end of the chapters assignments help you to truly break each hand down to the very last compound, helping you to make correct decisions at the table.
I strongly recommend this series of reading to any player who is looking to improve their game. It has turned me into a winning player instead of a break even player.
 
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I'm over half way through the first volume. I agree it is useful and I am sure the higher up the limits you play,the more benefit you will get from understanding his ideas.

I would be very wary attempting his plays too much in low limit or freeroll tournaments.
 
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That's the starting hand betting part isn't it (from memory and not looking atthelink) - I agree good stuff. I did startto map his ideas down into a kind of flowchart but I have not completed it yet. At the low level stakes I play, a great deal of his theory is just too deep for the other players though. But I hope to make more use of it as/when I move up limits.

One of the things I do like in the book is how he says to vary your bets so no-one can put you on a particular hand.
 
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Just wanted to thank you guys for the good information. I'm going to Amazon right now to order those books.
 
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Has anyone read Ken Warren's books on poker? I never hear his name mentioned, or his books for that matter.
 
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Ken Warren Teaches Texas Holdem is a pretty good overall comprehensive beginners guide to the game. No amazing insights or anything, but certainly I would recommend it to someone starting out.

Also, for more advanced players it can be good to read a book like this to remind yourself of the fundamentals (maybe during one of those breaks when running bad).

It also contains some charts/tables that might be helpful for quick reference on odds, etc.

Lastly, Cardoza publishing books are easy to read because of their layout and design.
 
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