1. Harrington on Hold'em Book Vol 1 - Strategic Play
  2. The 10 Most Important Poker Strategy Books Ever Written and Why They’re Special
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Dan Harrington began playing poker professionally in On the circuit he is known as Action Learn more about site Prime. Books By Dan Harrington. In Harrington on Hold Em, Harrington and 2-time World Backgammon Champion Bill Robertie have written the definitive book on No-Limit Hold Em for players. limit hold 'em tournaments, including the European Poker Championships () , the . into just one book, so Harrington on Hold 'em is a two-volume set.

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Harrington on Hold 'em is a series of poker books about poker strategy, particularly for Texas hold 'em poker tournaments. They were all written by Dan. Receive Harrington on Hold'em No Limit Tournament Strategy: Strategic Play for free. Includes synopsis of the book and review. This article includes a detailed biography of professional poker player and author Dan Harrington. Receive Dan Harrington books for free in the poker bonus.

He has won two World Series of Poker bracelets , including one from the World Series of Poker Main Event, [1] and he has made it to four final tables in total at the World Series of Poker in , , , and The book is not written for novices to the game, therefore it does not include some of the more basic information about the game, such as poker hands , the game's mechanics, betting, etc. CardPlayer felt that Harrington, a former chess master , wrote the book like a chess guide, noting, "He poses situations, asks the relevant questions, and then provides solutions. A simple diagram depicts position, blinds, and chip stacks, and then a specific challenge is articulated. It also introduces related concepts such as the M-ratio and the Q-ratio.

Both you and the reraiser have plenty of chips in relation to the hand. Neutral to favorable.

Your real decision is a tougher one. Are you going to just call, or are you going to reraise? You might think at first that with nearly all factors favorable, this must be an easy reraise.

A pair of tens is not really a great hand for putting in a third raise, and how you want to handle the hand depends a lot on the flop. I like to base my decision on my position and my chip strength. If I have position, I like to let the hand play out more slowly, so that my positional advantage has time to operate.

Harrington on Hold'em Book Vol 1 - Strategic Play

My chip strength also affects my decision. The value of hands like jacks and tens drops in this situation, since those hands often end in coin-flip situations against hands with two higher cards. That also argues for playing the hand more slowly. Same table as before, with the same structure of blinds and antes.

A couple of players have a little more; most have less. You elect to call. Since he is a new player who just joined the table, you know nothing about him.

You have been playing aggressively and have won several recent small pots. The players behind him and the blinds all fold. The action is to you. What should you do? Your hand, Ac Tc, is a relatively weak holding for third position.

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Your call here was a little frisky. When your opponent raised, there were still four active players behind him.

That indicates some strength. You will be out of position after the flop.

Not as good as last time, but not bad either. There are a couple ways to go about this.

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One is the robotic approch: The other is the manic method, where you affect a whole bunch of tics, twitches, and expressions, and mix them up with a river of insane babble. The idea is to overwhelm your opponents with clues, so they can't sort out what's going on. This approach can be effective, but for normal people it's hard to pull off. If you've spent part of your life in an institution, this method may come naturally.

Strategic Play. Ace-queen is a little weaker, but still good. With ace-jack, you're already sliding rapidly down a slippery slope. With ace-ten, you've slid down the slope, fallen off the cliff, and lie in wreckage at the bottom with hands like ace-five and ace-six.

Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I'd say this a strong candidate for being a book I might recommend as the first book a starting poker player might want to read. If you think poker is another gambling wasteland, then read this book. You'll learn how academic the game really is.

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Calculating odds, weighing risk vs. Sounds more like a business class than a poker book. If you do play poker, read it! You'll play better in tourney's immediately.

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