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Harrington on Hold 'em: Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments (Strategic Play)
by Dan Harrington, Bill Robertie
Publisher: Two Plus Two Pub.
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Product Details
  • Paperback: 381 pages
  • Publisher: Two Plus Two Pub.; edition ()
  • ISBN: 1880685337
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 Based on 100 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 80

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5Harrington now has Two of the All-Time Best Books, Aug 24, 2023
Rarely are we fortunate enough to come across someone who is extraordinarily good at what he does and also intent on sharing every bit of his knowledge with us. Unlike other poker champions who are just trying to brag, Dan Harrington is not trying to bask in past glory. He is an honest-to-goodness expert who has the audacity to think he can teach the rest of the world how to play poker as well as he does.

The depth of detail this book delves into is quite amazing. The how's and why's of expert play are not only explained in great detail but they are explained well enough to make the book a good read. Very few people will ever have the opportunity to play big-time, no-limit Hold'em, but reading this book will give aficionados an inside look at what is really going on with the Big Dogs at the center table.

In my review of Dan's first book, I said that it was one of only a handful of first-rate gambling books. Now, this book gives Dan two entries on my all-time best list. If I had to cut the list down to only five books, both of his would make that list, along with:
"Professional Blackjack"
"Theory of Blackjack"
"How to Gamble at the Casinos Without Getting Plucked Like a Chicken"

What these books have in common are authors with honest intentions to share real information and effective enough communication skills to actually succeed. Dan Harrington is a very earnest teacher who is not afraid that sharing his expertise will diminish it.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Best No-Limit Tourney book Ive ever read, Aug 24, 2023
This is the eleventh hold'em book ive read and it is one of the best. It IS the best No-Limit Tournament book Ive read to date.

It is probably best geared for the intermediate player with moderate experience in No-Limit tournaments. I wouldnt recomend this book as your first poker book, although beginers will probably get alot out of it as well.

I would definately recomend it over Tom McEvoys book "How to win No Limit Tourneys", and TJ Cloutiers book "Championship No-Limit and Pot-Limit Holdem"; althouigh TJs book was decent. Skalansky's book "Tournament Poker for advanced players" is a good read as well, but it covers all poker types and is alot of theory, as you would expect from David Skalansky.

Dan Harrington put out a great book on No-Limit Hold'em Tourneys and I give it my highest endorsement.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5I loved it, Aug 23, 2023
Harrington gives you a guide to success form poker tournaments. This was a great book for seasonsed players and newbies alike.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5I'm about 90% done with this book and....., Aug 23, 2023
this book is the best NLHE book out there and I have read several. Tournaments are by far the best way to experience the game and this book is from that point of view (though it will help your single table play as good as any other book as well). He covers the whole experience by doing the most logical thing - setting up many, many specific examples of the complete actions at a table. Thanks for writing this book Mr. Harrington!

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5Thorough, comprehensive and easy to understand, Aug 23, 2023
This Volume I edition contains a thorough treatment of playing in no-limit tournaments. Like any hold'em book, every possible hand cannot be covered, but the many examples in this book help make Harrington's material very comprehensible.

I want to focus on the one section that is developed much better than in other tournament poker books, which is Part Five: Betting Before the Flop. This part begins with the Basic Hold'Em Strategy, which is the key to deciding whether or not to see the flop. Harrington notes that many players call too often to see the flop because they reason that if the blinds are low relative to their stacks, they can limp-in and see the flop cheaply. But what do you do when you hit middle or bottom pair and don't have much other potential because you came in with mediocre cards? One of the benefits of playing good cards is that your decision on whether to play after the flop becomes easier. As part of Harrington's Basic Strategy, he provides suggestions on what percentage of the time to raise x times the big blind, y times the big blind, and z times the big blind, depending on your position. The reason for the x y z mix is so that you won't become too predictable.

Part Five is way too long to use for a quick review prior to each time playing. What I do is review the suggested raises in Part Five and then review overall hold'em strategy by using the Poker 6-7-8 Hold'Em Strategy Cards by Hal Marcus. His compact, fit-in-your-pocket, two-card guide contains virtually the same strategy that's in Part Five of Harrington's book. The strategy on the Poker 6-7-8 Hold'Em Strategy Cards is a little tighter (you don't play quite as many hands) than the strategy in Part Five of Harrington's book because Part Five is based on 9 players at the table, while the Poker 6-7-8 Hold'Em Strategy Cards are based on 10 players. But no-limit tournaments typically use 10-player tables, and when I'm playing on the Internet I always keep my Poker 6-7-8 Hold'Em Strategy Cards right in front of me so I can refer to them whenever I'm not absolutely sure about what to do, which is nearly all the time except for obvious folding situations.


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