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It depends if you want to focus on cash or tournaments.
Right, but with the cash game book on the left, there's also a book about beating low limit cash games. I just wonder how the content of the 2 books differs. Have you read the 2 books you posted there and did you find them useful?
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Right, but with the cash game book on the left, there's also a book about beating low limit cash games. I just wonder how the content of the 2 books differs. Have you read the 2 books you posted there and did you find them useful?
I flipped through the low limit one, but IBRMO it is aimed more at complete noobs. LNLCG is still not terribly complicated but has a few more high level concepts.
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The one on the left seems to be a first of a series.
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Poker Wisdom of a Champion (formerly titled: According to Doyle)
By Doyle Brunson.

It's a non-fiction short story book that could be finished in a few hours. The anecdotes convey principles around gamboling in an entertaining and humorous way.
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I'm really excited to give this new approach a run. What better testing grounds than a $10,000 buy-in. amirite?
And I'm skiddish about a $100 1/2 game. lel
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I flipped through the low limit one, but IBRMO it is aimed more at complete noobs.
I finally got around to trying a Jonathan Little book, using the low limit tournament one, and yes, it was aimed for total n00bs. The only thing that maybe it emphasized that other books that I read 10+ years ago didn't is that although TAG players might think they play a strategy that's not very exploitable, it actually is. I also read through it in probably an hour, which says a lot because I am a slow reader.
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Indeed. My strategies do very well against recreational players, but I can see versus advanced players, they could take advantage of the holes in my game, which is why I was looking for ideas on new things to consider from the books out there.
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Just read this thread again. Good times!
New books should be more about "What do my opponents have?" than "How do I play this hand?" type of strategy. Everyone who's read up and played long enough by now should know how to play certain hands.
And no limping at the 1/2 table with a $6 rake imo. (That's what they're taking in SoCal.)
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Just read this thread again. Good times!
New books should be more about "What do my opponents have?" than "How do I play this hand?" type of strategy. Everyone who's read up and played long enough by now should know how to play certain hands.
And no limping at the 1/2 table with a $6 rake imo. (That's what they're taking in SoCal.)
I was also wanting to study up on opening up my game in a LAG approach on a more regular basis. When I'm playing in a later part of a tournament where the effective stack sizes are smaller in relation to the blind, I feel much more comfortable opening up my game and utilizing a LAG approach, typically because I can sense my opponents really tightening up and broadcasting that they are very bluffable. In early stages when the stack sizes are deeper in relation to the blinds (also in cash games), playing LAG is foreign to me because people are playing looser and are often less bluffable, as a result. This is where reading some literature on how to effectively play a LAG strategy more regularly might help me have a more complete game, as effective poker is all about shifting gears.
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