Originally Posted by ThatsWhatIDo
Hmm, sounds interesting. Anyone learned anything new?
I'm now 1/2 way through the book. This is what I have learned. Learning to read hands is not easy. It takes time and work. It is also what separates the pro from the amateurs. You are not going to read this book and suddenly be able to read everyones hands. Be prepared to have to spend some time studying.
I am a slight winner at 50 nl online. I have read a lot of what is in the 1st 1/2 of this book on 2+2. This book puts it in a simple, logical and easy to understand order. I will become better at hand reading because of this book. Will I be a able to read hands like a solid professional? Not unless I put in a lot of time studying and practicing. This book gives the tools to do this.
I have also definitely had a few "oh i get it" moments. The section on bluffing is very interesting. What cards are good bluff cards and why. There is also some solid information on making thin value bets by reading your opponents hand ranges. I have watched pros do this in videos and wondered how they did it with such confidence. Ed gives some clear examples of how to do this. I have also learned a bit about reading boards. He gives an example of a dry flop that gets wet on the turn. I felt this was a great example. I would have recognized the turn card as not a great card for hero. He shows why it hits almost all of a villains range.
If you are a winner at on-line 200 nl you will probably already know most of what is in this book. This book can help someone that understands solid ABC poker and wants to take the next step in expanding their game.