Harrington on Hold'em vol1 OR Sklanskys NLHE

    • Greedyfly
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      Hey all,

      Opinions please. I would like to get some reading material on this wonderful game and have been looking at one of these two highly recommended books. No option to get both at the mo so could you wonderful people give me your opinions as to which one you would suggest for a relative beginner?

      Thanks in advance
  • 16 replies
    • chenny8888
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      HoH is more practical. However it is kinda outdated.

      Sklansky's stuff is usually more theoretical (I haven't read this book in particular though)

      Depends what you play btw, a lot of HoH1 is already incorporated into pokerstrategy's articles (which I would recommend reading all that you can...)
    • olimellin
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      i can't stress how important it is to read both.

      chenny is right, harrington is more practical, but you can't get to a decent standard without knowing the theory and psychology behind the game.

      harrington 1 may be outdated, but by the time u have read that, and sklansky, you will be in a knowledgable enough frame of mind to make your own moves regardless of if you are playing turbo online or with the cowboys in the 40s!

      its also important to read HOH 2&3, tho by that time you will have adopted your own style of play and will be able to filter the information out that you dont need.
      It all depends on what level you are already at, if you are already competent, read sklansky first, then u can skim read HOH pretty quickly.
      if you are pretty new, keep an open mind and read HOH first.

      Good Luck!
    • drdrab
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      HOH is a definite purchase for beginners, it's a real easy read aswell, nothing too complex and if you follow it closely you will soon find yourself crushing the lower stakes but if you want to get much higher you will need to get more advanced books but also ones which suit your style of play.
    • mishkagg
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      Yeah but don't buy HoH. Download it instead.
    • joecar
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      HOH
      Caros book of Tells
      Doyle Brunson super system
      The Theory of Poker David Sklansky
      Hold em Poker For Advanced Players Sklansky and Malmuth

      All good reads
    • fryandspicy
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      Isn't holdem poker for advanced players a fixed limit book? (never actually read it so don't taunt me too much if that's wrong)
    • tvalberg
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      I am currently studying "No Limit Hold 'em: Theory And Practice" by Ed Miller, David Sklansky

      Like it very much

      But i would make sure to read "The Theory of Poker" by Sklansky first.

      Then i'll probably move to HoH volumes.
    • MrMardyBum
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      The Poker Mindset is the best I've come across so far. :)
    • joeldowey123
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      is HOH just tournament play? or is it cash as well?

      same question for Skylansky
    • fryandspicy
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      Harrington on Hold'em is tournament play, his cash game books are called something else. Probably Harrington on Cash Games or similar
    • tokyoaces
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      Harrington on Online Cash Games is out now too.
    • JoeRichy
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      Originally posted by MrMardyBum
      The Poker Mindset is the best I've come across so far. :)
      ^^THIS!!!
    • xJCzZ
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      Originally posted by JoeRichy
      Originally posted by MrMardyBum
      The Poker Mindset is the best I've come across so far. :)
      ^^THIS!!!
      Just EXAGGERTING the need for this book soooooooooooo good. MUST BUY NOW +2
    • joeldowey123
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      so its not worth getting HOH if i play cash then! cool

      so ill be getting poker midset, skylanskys theory of poker, anything else???
    • tokyoaces
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      Originally posted by MrMardyBum
      The Poker Mindset is the best I've come across so far. :)
      I just finished reading it and I must agree. I also like Elements of Poker which covers a lot of similar ground.
    • strosdegoz
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      I am going to read next the Theorem of poker and The poker mindset, those sound interesting.