Harrington on Hold 'em Vol 1 by Dan HarringtonHarrington on Hold 'em Vol 1 by Dan Harrington

Harrington on Hold 'em Vol 1

byDan Harrington

Paperback | June 14, 2005

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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. 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 iin 2003 (field of 839) and 2004 (field of 2576).
Title:Harrington on Hold 'em Vol 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.83 × 5.25 × 1.04 inPublished:June 14, 2005Publisher:Two Plus Two PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1880685337

ISBN - 13:9781880685334

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Bible of NL Hold'em Tournament Play This is the top rated book on No Limit Hold'em for Tournament players. However, it's an absolute must have for those who are just learning the game as well. It is insightful and easy to understand. If you don't have it, trust me, GET IT before any other. Once you have read it, and I've even read it twice, you should get Vol.II. Enjoy the $$$ G.S.
Date published: 2009-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well written and worth a read. This is a well written book from a respected author on the subject. It has some duplicate reviews under various pseudonyms out there for whatever reasons. It didn't have anything new for me, and if you've got a mind/interest in strategy it probably won't have anything new for you either, but it does bring most of it together well. Poker is hyper-competitive today. I'd caution prospective players to consider how little some of the better players, experienced, hard-working and brilliant people, have won net of opportunity costs. For me the biggest frustration of this book was seeing that virtually no idea or strategy I've come up with in my time learning the game has likely been overlooked by other players.
Date published: 2008-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't play in a tourney without reading this book! Harrington's 3 volume set is an awesome guide to no limit hold'em tournament play. Between the commentary, examples and explations, he covers the game thoroughly. If you are a student of hold'em, you'll love these books.
Date published: 2008-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best no-limit tourney book on the market There’s a reason this guy made 2 straight World Series of Poker final tables (a feat most people rank as one of the most impressive in modern poker history – even more impressive than Johnny Chan’s back to back victories, because Harrington competed against a field of thousands each year.) He knows his stuff cold. I had always been an above average fixed-limit hold’em player, but was the first to admit that I was absolutely CLUELESS when it came to no-limit (and no-limit tournaments). Harrington, however, explains VERY clearly how to approach the early and middle stages of NL tournaments (the 2nd volume to be released later this year will cover the late stages – I can’t wait). This book helped my tournament play more than ANY other book or friendly conversation I’ve ever had. I started off tackling the low-limit online sit and go NL tournies, and ended up in the money (top 3 out of 10) around 50% of the time. The examples from his book are priceless – taken from actual tournaments he has played in – and he always, always takes time to explain how his read on a player affected his decision. By FAR the best section, in my opinion, was the authors’ discussion of when to call what you suspect might be an opponent’s bluff. That’s probably the situation that gives me the most trouble, but Harrington clearly and explicitly discusses the considerations that you should run through, including assigning specific probabilities to the possibility that you’re facing a stone-cold bluff; it was utterly invaluable. Perhaps what I appreciated most was that unlike nearly every other book I have read, Harrington doesn’t preach his style of play as the be all and end all. In fact, several times he goes out of his way to note that there are a number of different styles that could be adopted – and even praises many of his peers as masters of a looser/aggressive styles than he’s comfortable with. Whereas other books I have found leave you pretty much stranded if you don’t agree with something the author writes, Harrington explains the THOUGHT PROCESS so clearly that should you choose to deviate from his strategy, you have a good idea just how to do that. Take all of my feedback with a grain of salt, because I really have stuck mostly to online tournaments, but I’m sure that his advice applies expertly to live casino tournies as well. Personally, I like online play better – I was a little hesitant at first, but after taking the plunge, I don’t understand what all the worry is about. Overall, I’m extraordinarily happy with this book, and eagerly look forward to the 2nd volume.
Date published: 2005-10-01