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Old 04-13-2016, 01:34 PM   #276
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Harrington on Hold'em Vol 1 & 2

Still applies in the tourneys I've played in. Tournament Poker for Advanced Players by DS is useful after Harrington and some tourney experience.
Thanks for these recommendations - I definitely need to read some strategy books - I will check them out once I've finished with the David Sklansky book.

Funnily enough I won my second ever live tournament for 500€ (50 entrants), I mostly played TAG. (2 weeks ago)

I went back the following week thinking I was pro and busted within 45 min by making a horrendous play. Most of the table were playing loose aggressive which I did not know how to adjust to - does anyone have any suggestions/recommended readings to deal with a LAG table?

After I busted in 45 min, I was so annoyed at myself that I vowed never to make a mistake like that again - so I am reading up and trying to fix all leaks.

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Old 05-02-2016, 06:53 PM   #277
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Hello I am looking for the best current live 1/2 book to furthr my skills I would considered myself advanced
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:56 PM   #278
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Anything by Ed Miller

Professional No Limit Holdem (SPR! SPR! SPR!)
Playing the Player (my fav)
How to read hands at no limit hold em (my least fav)
The course (Literally a textbook on LLSNL)

PS - don't crap your pants at the price. 100% worth it
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:20 PM   #279
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Hello I am looking for the best current live 1/2 book to furthr my skills I would considered myself advanced

Does not compute
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:30 PM   #280
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:52 PM   #281
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if you think you're an advanced player, then read Easy Game

just don't use much of it at live 1/2
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:06 PM   #282
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if you think you're an advanced player, then read Easy Game

just don't use much of it at live 1/2
What parts do you think are not applicable to live 1/2?
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:25 PM   #283
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Well I have to play 1/2 live because that is all my casino offers
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:05 AM   #284
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How are you "advance"?
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:10 AM   #285
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What parts do you think are not applicable to live 1/2?
The parts that involve being heads up on the flop.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:14 AM   #286
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The parts that involve being heads up on the flop.

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:38 PM   #287
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Anyone have thoughts on Jonathan Little: Mastering Small Stakes No Limit Holdem?

I picked it up. I was looking for live casino cash game advice at the 1-2 level.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:15 PM   #288
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If there was a book that concentrated on identifying & exploiting the weaknesses of your villains, explained OOP play in-depth, how to narrow your Vs range from flop/turn & maximizing your value, that would be the book.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:23 PM   #289
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If there was a book that concentrated on identifying & exploiting the weaknesses of your villains, explained OOP play in-depth, how to narrow your Vs range from flop/turn & maximizing your value, that would be the book.
Sooooo.... this is good for 1-2 live NL? I assume so. Seems like a good read, if not a little "chart heavy". But that is a decent way of visually representing ranges.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:58 PM   #290
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If you change the part of my post about OOP play to "explained post-flop play OOP in depth", then nothing about it would have anything to do with charts.
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:12 PM   #291
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Does this book pertain to tournaments or mainly to just cash?
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:59 PM   #292
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Which book? The Little book mentioned above is about cash, but he also has some good tournament ones.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:39 PM   #293
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I’m sorry....I was referring to his “Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Holdem” book. So it’s primarily geared towards cash games?
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:51 PM   #294
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Sorry, I was thinking of his Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games. Mastering Small Stakes is apparently about both cash and tournaments, and I haven't read it.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:29 AM   #295
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I see....thanks for responding. Do small buy-in Tournaments and small stakes cash games really play that similar?
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:58 AM   #296
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Hey guys,
I'm looking for a book to beat live 2/5+ cash games. I've been playing professionally for 10 years (mixed games and PLO) and have consumed a lot of poker content. After discovering my local casino has a constant 2/5 and 5/10 NL game I'm interested in reading some newer books to help my winrate. After some research it seems people like:
The Course
Beat the Donks
The Grinders Manual

Would anyone agree with these books or recommend a different one?
Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:25 PM   #297
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Hey guys,
I'm looking for a book to beat live 2/5+ cash games. I've been playing professionally for 10 years (mixed games and PLO) and have consumed a lot of poker content. After discovering my local casino has a constant 2/5 and 5/10 NL game I'm interested in reading some newer books to help my winrate. After some research it seems people like:
The Course
Beat the Donks
The Grinders Manual

Would anyone agree with these books or recommend a different one?
Thanks!
The same author who published “Beat the Donks” has a newer series of books. It’s the Donkey poker series, with 3 volumes. I’ve read BTD and found it very helpful, just ordered vol2 of the donkey series.
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Old 05-01-2019, 02:55 PM   #298
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what books for 1/2 live? matt janda.

Hi. would reading applications of holdem by matt janda help with my game playing 1/2 live? thanks.
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:40 PM   #299
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Re: what books for 1/2 live? matt janda.

Yes it would help you game, but not as much learning proper preflop ranges and exploitative value betting.

Applications is a hardcore look at the game theory behind poker. It tries to explain GTO so professionals know how to counter other professionals. At 1/2, no one's a pro & that book in particular is massive overkill for winning basics. I'd revisit the book once you're already crushing competition tougher than 1/2.
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:10 PM   #300
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Re: what books for 1/2 live? matt janda.

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Yes it would help you game, but not as much learning proper preflop ranges and exploitative value betting.

Applications is a hardcore look at the game theory behind poker. It tries to explain GTO so professionals know how to counter other professionals. At 1/2, no one's a pro & that book in particular is massive overkill for winning basics. I'd revisit the book once you're already crushing competition tougher than 1/2.
I wouldn't exactly call it hardcore. I think it's a reasonable introduction to a lot of theory concepts and it's not too math heavy. If you want a hardcore game theory book get Mathematics of Poker.

It's not all pure GTO. There are plenty of things from the book you can apply exploitatively.

I'd be a little careful reading the book as a beginner. Trying to apply the concepts without understanding them deeply might actually make you worse. Also, some things in the book are just wrong and someone new to theory won't recognize them.
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