...About Winning Hold 'Em Poker is the title of the one of the bunch of poker books I've read lately, this one by Lou Krieger and Sheree Bykofsky, two very accomplished professional players who aren't as glamorous as your Phil Hellmuths or Daniel Negreanus of the world. Unfortunately for me, this book was more about how to win at Limit Hold 'Em instead of No-Limit, but there was some good stuff in there.
Probably the best part for me was the reinforcement of discipline when deciding what to play from what position. I read this book before my latest (very successful) game, and I laid down a bunch of hands like A-9 unsuited and K-10 suited from early position. There wasn't a single hand that I didn't regret doing so when it went to a showdown (which at this loose table full of calling stations, was about 75% of hands).
The new stuff I saw here that isn't in many other books (or covered much better in this book) was how to approach playing poker for a living and how to play online, neither of which I'm interested in but it was good reading. Aside from that, I would say most of the poker ground covered here was done better in Phil Gordon's Little Green book. I would rather have read that again than read Krieger's book, but my brother still has it and hasn't given it back to me yet.
That's a hint, bro.Posted by Observer at June 22, 2006 09:25 PM
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