Harrington on Hold ’em: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments; Volume II: The Endgame

ISBN: 1880685353
ISBN 13: 9781880685358
By: Dan Harrington Bill Robertie

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Andy Valen

The second half (technically just a third) of the best poker pook on tournaments. Excellent.


One of the great strategy books ever written; this book literally changed the way I play tournaments with immediate results. Still worth re-reading too.

Raphael Clayette

Very interesting. Loved the inflexion points.


Lot of good information about abstract concepts like M and Q inflection points and making moves. The pages flew by with good tips and problems.


I read something like this on a poker blog [http://hammerplayer.blogspot.com/] recently and I agree: If you haven't read this book I am a better multi-table tournament player than you are. It's that simple.


As the glowing reviews here suggest, this series is a standout among the glut of indistinguishable poker guides. Much better than Helmuth's book and more current than Super System, it's the place to go after you've mastered the basics. Harrington's concepts are so enlightening and unique, they should almost be proprietary. If you're just a person looking to improve your home game, this is probably too much work to bother. But if you're serious about increasing your win rate (and take home cash) in semi-pro tournaments, this is the end all be all of poker guides.


Awesome book, take your poker game to another level.


Final table means: read this book. Seriously. Do it.


A must read for any Texas Hold-em Tournament player.

Christoph Weber



The examples and problems in this book are very instructive and represent actual play. Harrington explains not only the various possibilities at each point, but the many considerations that go into each decision. Particularly useful are the many examples of how your play needs to change drastically in late stages of a tournament, heads-up play, or when stacks get short. A valuable resource, definitely recommended.

Richard Herbert

Part II also classic for its time.


I especially like Dan's formula's for Q and M. I now use them in my tournaments.

Peter Altice

This book goes along with volume 1. It is more advanced and you really won't get much out of it until you have some tournament experience and understand stack size and opponent hand strength/betting habits. This book covers more post flop play than volume 1. It covers more about bet sizing, when to call raise or fold, etc. in tournaments, your stack size shrinks with relation to the blinds/antes and that affects your play. The book does not detail the math enough for my taste. A couple other books I read detail the math better (if you are into getting that involved). In any case if you are playing tournament Holdem, I would definitely read this book.


The next time I lose a no-limit hold'em tournament, it will not be Dan Harrington's fault.

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