Harrington on Hold ’em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1: Strategic Play

ISBN: 1880685337
ISBN 13: 9781880685334
By: Dan Harrington Bill Robertie

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great book for any poker player. The quizzes are great, and really helps one to get a better understanding for poker math. My only slight against the book is that it's made my already conservatie game even more conservative.


This is a poker book for people who are looking for advanced ideas. Harrington puts you into poker situations and shows the thought process throughout a particular hand. Ill bet a lot of you have been disapointed buying poker books (especially no limit holdem)because they are all the same and half the book is begginer info that you dont need. This one is worth your time!


Excellent foundation for a conservative strategic approach to Texas Hold'em, with many examples/exercises to keep it from getting boring.


This book is a couple of years ago and today you see all the playes Dan teaches in this book used in as low as 5 and 10 dollar tournaments online. Due that the book is out of date it's still a great read and absolutely a must read for a novice tournament player. Dan Harrington have with this book and his record at the tables proved to be one of the best tournament poker player on the planet.


a good book about the strategy of tournament no-limit hold 'em. they make it easy to understand poker and they provide a good approach to learning how to play good poker

William Herbst

Not only the first volume of the best poker series I have ever read but also one of the best instructional books of any sort that I have ever read. Wonderfully concise introduction to the key concepts of tournament poker with opportunities to test your wits in real situations.


Everyone seems to think that Dan Harrington's books on tournament poker are the best-ever treatments of the subject, and volume one gave me no reason to disagree.


you'll laugh you'll cry you'll go all in a lot less you donkey.

Don Bernal

fantastic book on texas hold 'em; takes a beginner and amateur player to a higher level of playing; extremely focused on a tight, solid game; writing in clear and simple; the examples are a good introduction to thoughtful hand thinking; lacking on alternative - ie aggressive, loose - play, but that's not Harrington's forte


I don't have real tournament experience, but I can't imagine entering one without having read this book. Covers essential concepts, easy to understand. Especially good for beginners because the overall conservative approach should keep you out of trouble, at least most of the time.


Although this book resulted in me wasting thousands of hours of my life playing poker, it also made me thousands of dollars. If you want to learn to play tournament poker, read Harrington's books. I went from being a mediocre player to routinely making the final table shortly after reading the first one.


A practial book for pokerplayers on all levels. I have read several from more famous players, but they talk too much about their too big ego, and not enough about poker and how to become better. Harrington take this part of the job very seriously. U will learn something.


Well yes, I'm part of the poker craze, and yes I read up on my addiction. If you think poker is another gambling wasteland, then read this book. You'll learn how academic the game really is. Calculating odds, weighing risk vs. reward, and earning as much as possible are some of the topics. Sounds more like a business class than a poker book. If you do play poker, read it! You'll play better in tourney's immediately.

Michelle Burkhart

Still the most straightforward presentation of basic tournament strategy. Solid advice while still being readable. Essential poker reading.

Terry Pearce

Five stars for content, three stars for layout and ease of use. The problem pages could be much better laid out, in particular. It's an old book but not that old -- as a classic that people will buy because of the name, it could use a facelift. At the same time, you see why it earned that classic status. He knows what he's talking about.

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