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Poker has taken America by storm. But it s not just any form of poker that has people across the country so excited it s No-Limit Hold Em the main event game. And now thanks to televised tournaments tens of thousands of new players are eager to claim their share of poker glory.Harrington on Hold Em takes you to the part of the game the cameras ignore the tactics required tPoker has taken America by storm. But it s not just any form of poker that has people across the country so excited it s No-Limit Hold Em the main event game. And now thanks to televised tournaments tens of thousands of new players are eager to claim their share of poker glory.Harrington on Hold Em takes you to the part of the game the cameras ignore the tactics required to get through the hundreds and sometimes thousands of hands you must win to make it to the final table. Harrington s sophisticated and time-tested winning strategies, focusing on what it takes to survive the early and middle stages of a No-Limit Hold Em tournament, are appearing here for the first time in print. These are techniques that top players use again and again to get to make it to final tables around the globe. Now, learn from one of the world s most successful No-Limit Hold Em players how to vary your style, optimize your betting patterns, analyze hands, respond to a re-raise, play to win the most money possible, react when a bad card hits and much, much more.Dan Harrington won the gold bracelet and the World Champion title at the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold Em Championship at the 1995 World Series of Poker. And he was the only player to make it to the final table in 2003 (field of 839) and 2004 (field of 2576) considered by cognoscenti to be the greatest accomplishment in WSOP history. 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 who want to win ... and win big....

Title : Harrington on Hold 'em: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments, Volume I: Strategic Play
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Harrington on Hold 'em: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments, Volume I: Strategic Play Reviews

  • David
    2019-03-05 07:01

    This is probably the best of the poker books I've read lately. It fits my learning style - practical lessons complete with a whole series of hands, played all the way through, at the end of each chapter, explaining thought processes and mistakes along the way. Dan Harrington I think thinks like I do - his style is naturally on the conservative side, which is how I've found I generally play, and he's a very logical player, a former chess and backgammon champion before he became a pro poker player. That makes this a book for the strategic and tactical game player, as opposed to the one I am reading by David Sklanksy, which is full of valuable theory and algorithms, but extremely mathematically-oriented.Harrington on Hold'em Volume I covers strategic play - a lot of it is the basics that will be covered in any good poker book, like pre-flop and post-flop betting, reading the table, pot odds, continuation and value bets, bluffs and semi-bluffs, etc. But as I said, for me the real meat of the book was the illustrative hands that demonstrated each theory in practice.Nothing in this book went over my head. It all seems perfectly sensible, even easy to put into practice. If only it were so easy to keep all this stuff in mind when you are actually in a hand!Keep in mind this book specifically covers NLHE, not any other variety of poker. And it is mostly focused on tournament play, so I guess you'd probably want a more advanced and specialized book for playing ring and cash games. Since I play in a bar poker league, it is very appropriate for my venues, even though I am unlikely to ever see even a satellite tournament for the WSOP.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.

  • Aaron
    2019-03-19 07:51

    Well yes, I'm part of the poker craze, and yes I read up on my addiction. If you think poker is another gambling wasteland, then read this book. You'll learn how academic the game really is. Calculating odds, weighing risk vs. reward, and earning as much as possible are some of the topics. 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.

  • Terry Pearce
    2019-03-09 05:03

    Five stars for content, three stars for layout and ease of use. The problem pages could be much better laid out, in particular. It's an old book but not that old -- as a classic that people will buy because of the name, it could use a facelift. At the same time, you see why it earned that classic status. He knows what he's talking about.

  • Stephen Mettee
    2019-02-26 11:51

    Texas Hold 'Em, the chess game of poker. I played a lot of poker during my six years in the National Guard. It filled up some of the hurry-up and-wait time.When I moved to the Lake House, just up the hill from an Indian casino, Doug, one of my new neighbors, suggested we play in a $40 Texas Hold 'Em tournament since the casino was so close. I didn't make it into the money that night (In each tournament only 8 out of 45 to 50 players get any return on their investment.)Doug and I went back a number of times over the next few months and I did get into the money now and again, but I decided I'd benefit from a bit of coaching so I bought a book, Dan Harrington's. It's practical and easy to follow with lots of examples. A good tutor.The fact that my game hasn't improved is due to my own shortcomings not Dan's. I plan on reading his second volume and soon winning The World Series of Poker. Watch for me on TV.

  • Dariusz
    2019-02-23 07:02

    Very well written and thoughtful book. You can't learn basics of poker from it, but once you know the rules, the book is easy to read and provides a lot of valuable knowledge. Every chapter ends with a few real-life exercises. I understood every chapter very well and I've learned a lot. If you're a beginner, I can guarantee that you'll become a better player after each single chapter of this book. After reading it, I can't imagine playing poker without reading a book like this one.

  • Yves
    2019-03-19 08:06

    I read this book and the other two companion volumes where they came out. It changed the way I played and I credit the read and Terra's of Harrington and immediately qualified to the World Poker Tour (Cyprus 2009). Rereading the books meant my biggest live cash in the World Poker Tour to date: WPT Paris 2011 ... 25th for $24,000.

  • David Long
    2019-03-19 10:59

    The Standard by which all other poker tournament strategy books must be measured. A classic.

    2019-03-11 11:18

    At its' time the best book on tournament Hold'em.

  • Shane
    2019-03-22 10:18

    you'll laugh you'll cry you'll go all in a lot less you donkey.

  • Eric M
    2019-03-11 06:08

    Excellent and thorough covering of the basics as well as in depth explanation of a few different strategies. A must read

  • Norbert Kłodnicki
    2019-03-06 11:17


  • alexander young
    2019-03-10 04:51

    A must readThis book breaks down each scenario that could occur in the early stages of a poker tournament. The authors teach the reader how to calculate pot odds which I never knew before (which are how much it costs you to be part of a pot). This book has inspired me to try a poker tournament at my local casino. I believe anyone can learn to play hold 'em with this book and practice.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-05 06:48

    I’m a very new poker player, and found this book incredibly helpful. I have a much better understanding of the fundamentals of how and when to bet, and when to fold. There are extensive examples throughout, presented as problems “What should you do in this situation?” which really helps reinforce the theories presented.It has improved my game massively, and would recommend it to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of poker.

  • Joe Moley
    2019-03-26 03:52

    Having always enjoyed poker and considered myself an "ok" player in general (i.e. usually won against my friends and the occasioanly tournemant cash), I felt my game wasn't really getting any better. I'd win some and lose some but my success was mostly related to luck and or "feelings" as the games progressed. Reading Harrington's book elevated my game up at least 3-4 levels immediately. After reading, I cashed in two Vegas tourneys (winning one of them). I have consistently cashed in my local casino tournemants and have won or chopped 4 out of my last 6. This book explains the game in a simple and easily understandable format. If you take Poker serious and are looking for a book to elevate your game, this is it. I just discovered there are two more volumes and I'll have to pick them up.

  • Mark
    2019-03-18 11:15

    i think this was book was over my head as it was clearly aimed at an intermediate poker player. however, i thought it was well written and easy to follow, and i feel like i did retain some useful ProTips. i recently played a few online sessions and i used my fresh knowledge of pot odds to decide whether or not what to do on a given hand. he also covers the importance of position and what the players before you have done, so i would take that into account as well (fold in early position unless you have a monster hand, etc etc)the book is loaded with plenty of examples to work through, although these get monotonous and i think yield diminishing returns after a point. why did i do every single one of them?also the picture on the front cover is hilarious

  • Kyle Thompson
    2019-03-23 11:05

    This was a great book to learn about Texas Hold 'em. Harrington really goes into the whole strategy of the game - position, when to bet/raise/fold, how much to bet/raise in certain circumstances and positions. He gives you a few overview/ workbook examples at the end of each chapter so you can practice what he just talked about. Right after I read this I implemented the stuff he talks about into my game and it has worked very well for me; I started to win a lot more than I lost. It still works for me, and it is so simple to remember, once you read it you can easily implement the basics forever. I'm not an everyday, or even monthly hold 'em player, I just play once in a while with friends, and like I said the stuff discussed in this book really works, and well.

  • Anthony
    2019-02-23 07:03

    Best book about tournament poker in my opinion. Especially useful is his definition of M (stacksize relative to blinds and ante) and differnt comfort zones depending on your M. He advocates pushing allin simplay to steal blinds and ante at some stages of the tourney if your M is too low and this makes it difficult for an opponent to call because often times the push is for a big chunk of their stack, therefore the calling range is dramatically reduced. Good sections about heads up play and hand analysis.

  • Tim S.
    2019-03-06 11:55

    HoH lays out a fairly basic strategy for playing NLHE tournaments that's easy to understand and will improve the performance of most amateur players. If you're already familiar with basic NLHE strategy you may be able to skip the first volume, which is mainly primer material, and move on the second, which contains more tournament specific strategies and concepts that are now absolutely vital to understanding the game and playing it well.

  • Peter Altice
    2019-02-28 04:12

    If you play tournament No Limit Holdem, this is an important book to read and to understand. I think the easiest concepts in Holdem to learn is pre-flop strategy, which is covered in detail in here. Don't get me wrong, the strategy is generic and depending on the players, your personal table strategy could change. But this book covers a lot of basic and advanced strategy for tournament play.If you play tournament Holdem on a semi regular basis, this is a good book to read.

  • Jeff
    2019-03-24 05:51

    If you like to play tournament poker this book is a must read. Harrington taught me how to play winning tournament poker through this book. With concepts like "M" and pot odds being explained in detail, but also easy for a novice poker player to understand it's definitely worth a read for everyone interested in improving their game. There are a lot of examples and the chapters are fairly short making it an easy read even for light readers.

  • Michael Chaddock
    2019-03-25 10:58

    This is, by far, the best poker book I've ever read. It's well written, very informative, and contains many example hands to show exactly how different scenarios should be played. The important thing here isn't just how to play - it's WHY to play a certain way. And he tells you in very straightforward fashion.A must for any poker fan unless I'm playing against you.

  • Jim
    2019-02-24 10:00

    At the time, there were almost no books out on no limit hold 'em strategy. There were a million books on limit hold 'em. This one exposed me to a lot of ideas about NL that I actually applied in cash games, not just tournaments. His writing style is very easy to follow, and the quizzes are pretty thought-provoking.

  • Fritzov
    2019-03-25 04:57

    This book is a couple of years ago and today you see all the playes Dan teaches in this book used in as low as 5 and 10 dollar tournaments online. Due that the book is out of date it's still a great read and absolutely a must read for a novice tournament player. Dan Harrington have with this book and his record at the tables proved to be one of the best tournament poker player on the planet.

  • Don Bernal
    2019-03-13 06:17

    fantastic book on texas hold 'em; takes a beginner and amateur player to a higher level of playing; extremely focused on a tight, solid game; writing in clear and simple; the examples are a good introduction to thoughtful hand thinking; lacking on alternative - ie aggressive, loose - play, but that's not Harrington's forte

  • James
    2019-03-12 08:53

    This is a poker book for people who are looking for advanced ideas. Harrington puts you into poker situations and shows the thought process throughout a particular hand. Ill bet a lot of you have been disapointed buying poker books (especially no limit holdem)because they are all the same and half the book is begginer info that you dont need. This one is worth your time!

  • Tug
    2019-03-20 10:08

    great book for any poker player. The quizzes are great, and really helps one to get a better understanding for poker math. My only slight against the book is that it's made my already conservatie game even more conservative.

  • William Herbst
    2019-03-04 08:55

    Not only the first volume of the best poker series I have ever read but also one of the best instructional books of any sort that I have ever read. Wonderfully concise introduction to the key concepts of tournament poker with opportunities to test your wits in real situations.

  • Michael
    2019-03-05 05:10

    The examples and problems in this book are very instructive and represent actual play. Harrington explains not only the various possibilities at each point, but the many considerations that go into each decision. A valuable resource, definitely recommended.

  • Steve
    2019-03-07 10:00

    Probably the best poker book ever written for tournament hold 'em. Great insight and makes you think about the tournament game differently than cash games. If you play tournament poker, this book should pay for itself several dozen times over in the first few tournaments after you've read it.

  • Matt
    2019-03-18 09:12

    I don't have real tournament experience, but I can't imagine entering one without having read this book. Covers essential concepts, easy to understand. Especially good for beginners because the overall conservative approach should keep you out of trouble, at least most of the time.