Originally Posted by Donkey111
I am taking off the text in bold. I was so disappointed in my purchase that I went too far and misread some examples in the book.
That being said, if you don't learn how to stove ranges and count combos but try to play by "feel", you are going to have a hard time online in 2012 (live, it should be ok). Because of this, the book feels outdated to me even if the examples are valid.
And please, don't compare HOCG to a fantastic book like The Mathematics of Poker.
I learned something great from Mathematics of Poker but Harrington's books are much better in my opinion
. If you haven't purchased Volume 2 then you'll see why you were wrong throwing out Volume 1. Volume 2 discusses when you should use his advice. In writing both books, Harrington assumes your opponents are observant and smart and can figure out your betting patterns. In volume 2 he also says when to disregard some of his advice when playing weak-tight opponents, calling stations, and LA players; furthermore, he talks about these opponents in WEAK GAMES
. If you haven't at least read Volume 2 then your out of the loop.
If even Harrington's suggestions were way out of date
you still learn alot from his thinking process!