Getting Started in Hold'em by Ed MillerGetting Started in Hold'em by Ed Miller

Getting Started in Hold'em

byEd Miller

Paperback | April 14, 2005

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Title:Getting Started in Hold'emFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.54 × 5.6 × 0.59 inPublished:April 14, 2005Publisher:Two Plus Two PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply unreal -- a MUST buy for poker players This book how now supplanted Lee Jones’ Winning Low Limit Hold’Em as the first book on hold’em that I recommend to my friends. Despite the title, it’s hardly a beginner’s book – in fact, I think the author’s tone strikes a great balance between not talking down to the reader, and introducing intermediate and advanced strategies that will bridge the gap from novice to experienced player. I’ve played poker professionally for the past 4 years, and hence have many people coming up to me asking for suggestions to improve their game – I find myself time and again recommending Miller’s book. It’s actually his second book, and while his first – Small Stakes Hold’Em – is another excellent read, I don’t know if it’s the best place for novice to intermediate players to start, as it advocates a relatively aggressive strategy that most players find intimidating at first. Although most of the book is dedicated to limit hold’em, the most fascinating chapter(s) talk about no-limit hold’em, in which Miller discusses an intriguing and effective short-stack strategy for no-limit cash games, which many of my fellow full-time players have been buzzing about. The reason that the strategy has rarely been used until now is that it depends on the ability to stand up and switch tables frequently – of course in casinos this is relatively difficult when there may be only one or two tables at every limit…but online poker is the perfect place to use/abuse this strategy as switching tables is as easy as the click of a mouse. Call me an old-timer, but I had never really gotten into online poker, until my son insisted I “get with the times”, and I happily play on 4 or 5 different sites now. Another post here led me to which I found had bonus sign-up codes to the various online sites, and reviews of each. I will say that the style of play online is substantially different than what I was used to in live games, but Miller’s book is just as applicable. It’s written clearly and concisely, and in my humble opinion should be a staple in the library of every poker player, no matter the level of experien
Date published: 2005-10-01