Harrington on Cash Games: How to Play No-Limit Hold 'em Cash Games, Volume 1

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Two Plus Two Publishing LLC, 2008 - Games & Activities - 418 pages
The first years of the poker boom were fueled by the interest in no-limit hold em tournaments. Recently, however, players have been gravitating to another, even more complex form of hold em no-limit cash games. In Harrington on Cash Games: Volume I, Dan Harrington teaches you the key concepts that drive deep-stack cash game play. You ll learn how to tailor your selection of starting hands to your stack size, how to recognize the increasing deception value of supposedly weaker hands as the stack sizes increase, and how to use the concept of pot commitment to your advantage as the size of the pot grows. After laying out the general concepts behind deep-stack cash game play, Harrington shows you a complete strategy for post-flop play, and then teaches you the difference between post-flop play against a single opponent and post-flop play against multiple opponents. If you play no-limit hold em cash games, you need to read this book. Harrington on Cash Games: Volume II continues where Volume I left off. In sections on turn and river play, Harrington explains why these are the most important streets in no-limit hold em, and shows how to decide when to bet or check, when to call or fold, and when to commit all your chips. In later sections, Harrington shows how to play a looser and more aggressive style, how to make the transition from online to live games, and how to extract the maximum profit from very low-stakes games. Volume II concludes with an interview with Bobby Hoff, considered by many the best no-limit cash game player of all times, who shares some of his secrets and insights. 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 the final table in 2003 (field of 839) and 2004 (field of 2,576) considered by cognoscenti to be the greatest accomplishment in WSOP history. In Harrington on Cash Games, Harrington and two-time World Backgammon Champion Bill Robertie have written the definitive books on no-limit cash games. These books will teach you what you need to know to be a winner in the cash game world.

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A must read for tournament players

User Review  - mslibbyo - Borders

If you are a tournament specialist struggling with your cash game, this is the read for you. I found the book to be very well written and understandable, even better than Harrington on Hold'Em. It ... Read full review

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I guess if you are brand new to poker, this book may be of assistance. It is very generic. Read full review


Pot Odds
Calculating Outs
The Check
Stack Size Pot Size and Pot Commitment
Limping Raising and the Deception Principle
Attacking Limpers
Bet Sizing on the Flop
General Guidelines for Flop Play
The Problems
Playing Overpair and Top Pair Hands
The Problems

Factoring in Your PostFlop Skills
Playing the Small Blind

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