NL Hold'em book for intermediate

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    • Philipvw
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      None. Solid play, experience (play a lot and regullarly), the articles on this site + posting sample hands is enough to achieve your goals. You also may want to read articles on the rest of the internet, like on Ed Millers' blog.

      Books don't benefit your play that much, however, you might like to read them and learn something. In this case I suggest Professional No-Limit Hold 'em: Volume I (Matt Flynn, Sunny Mehta, & Ed Miller) and NL: theory & practise (Miller & Sklanksy). Next you migth want to considder Harrington on Cashgames one. But I like the two earlier mentioned books better. Atm I'm reading HOC2 so don't know about that one yet.
    • TribunCaesar
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      Originally posted by PhilipvwNL: theory & practise (Miller & Sklanksy).
      I also recommend this one.

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
    • sw0ldo
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      Sklanskys theory of poker is goot.
    • Philipvw
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      I (strongly) disagree. It's way too general. I you want to read a book, take Professional No-Limit Hold 'em: Volume I (Matt Flynn, Sunny Mehta, & Ed Miller) and NL: theory & practise (Miller & Sklanksy) as I suggested.
    • Delpor
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      How are the Harrington NL books? Are they good?
    • Philipvw
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      You mean the cashgame books? I read them once, but it was quite fast, because i have exams. They are decent, but not really great. Will read them again the comming weaks, and if you ask for it again, i'll post a small review.
    • Delpor
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      Im from spain and i have a friend in US, so I asked him to bring me some NL books:

      Little green book
      NL holdem, theory and practice
      Proffesional holdem vol I
      and harrington on cash games vol I and II

      I hope to read it as soon as posible.
    • Philipvw
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      I'm form Belgium and I buy my books from amazon.com (US). This is really cheap, and even more profitable with the low dollar. I payed about €15/book, shipping included.
    • Delpor
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      I don't undestand very well the shipping discount they have. Can you explain me how it works? I think it is somthing like: "If you buy this book now and you spend more than X$, your shipping is free" or somthing like that, isn't it?

      Thanks.
    • brian997
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      I'm surprised no one has mentioned it, but daniel negreanu just released his new book a few weeks ago, "Power Hold 'em Strategy"...
      Its pretty decent, its actually like 6 books in one. The first half of the book is from other pros, like Erick Lindgren and Todd Brunson. Each of the 5 friends of Daniel talk about a different topic, from playing online to playing high limit cash games. Then the last half of the book is Daniel's small ball strategy. Even if you don't want this strategy, it still makes sense to know what other people may be playing, especially since this book is so hyped up...
    • helemaalnicks
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      Originally posted by TribunCaesar
      Originally posted by PhilipvwNL: theory & practise (Miller & Sklanksy).
      I also recommend this one.

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
      sorry, didn't like this one so much. Indeed, too general. It's not for intermediates either imo. It's not for nl25. I think for that limit, ps.com, it's coachings, and it's articles are best. What you need is a basic strategy, and those articles + hte basic coachings are exactly that. For higher limits, if you want to learn advanced stuff, there is some book out there especially for cashgames, but I don't remember the name at the moment. Ill get back to it once I remember again.
    • Philipvw
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      Originally posted by Delpor
      I don't undestand very well the shipping discount they have. Can you explain me how it works? I think it is somthing like: "If you buy this book now and you spend more than X$, your shipping is free" or somthing like that, isn't it?

      Thanks.
      I think you can't use that outside the US. But even without is, I got my books as cheap as i said in the previous post.
    • arjun2001
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      Originally posted by brian997
      I'm surprised no one has mentioned it, but daniel negreanu just released his new book a few weeks ago, "Power Hold 'em Strategy"...
      Its pretty decent, its actually like 6 books in one. The first half of the book is from other pros, like Erick Lindgren and Todd Brunson. Each of the 5 friends of Daniel talk about a different topic, from playing online to playing high limit cash games. Then the last half of the book is Daniel's small ball strategy. Even if you don't want this strategy, it still makes sense to know what other people may be playing, especially since this book is so hyped up...
      Danielle's books are always about his own strategy, and less about general strategy to be used. You can use his strategies at higher limits like 20/40 NL, and FL.

      His previous book Hold'em strategy for all players was crap. He said talking on tables is good and getting info. When did you last talk to an opponent in a casino and knew what he had?

      Plus it is based more on Live games, so I don't think I am going to buy this one judging from the last one. But if you are a fan of his and want to learn how he plays, then it is okay, but definitely not for NL25/
    • brian997
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      Originally posted by arjun2001
      Plus it is based more on Live games, so I don't think I am going to buy this one judging from the last one. But if you are a fan of his and want to learn how he plays, then it is okay, but definitely not for NL25/
      actually this one is based a lot on online play, and he tells of a bunch of hands from pokerstars etc.