How well can you handle the complex situations that arise in live no-limit cash game play? Leading professional Jonathan Little excels at this form of poker. Listen to this book and learn how to master the intricacies of this fascinating game.
Jonathan's first book in this series outlined how the modern professional plays the game. Now Jonathan has produced a second volume, allowing players to test their understanding of the nuances of playing NL live.
The question and answer format allows the listener to examine each individual hand, consider the relevant factors and formulate their thinking about the best line to take. In this way the listener can compare his or her thought processes with those of a top flight professional.
No-limit play is all about successfully adapting your strategy based on:
Testing yourself by going through the examples in this book will enable you to make these adaptations instinctive.
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After listening for the first few chapters, I decided to switch to paper version. While the content is genuinely solid poker advice, the logic and especially the hand examples are almost completely impossible to follow when listening. It is frustrating.
His technique is not wrong. It is just an gross over-complication of basic knowledge and techniques. For example, a simple calculation of outs can give you a % calculation of say 20% in less time than it took me to type this one sentence. Jon's calculation requires you to input so many numerical variables that takes 3 times as long in order to get you a more exact 18.9%. If you have played live games long enough, you'd know a decision based on 20% vs 18.9% odds will result in the same decision 99/100 times. So why put yourself through such an equation, when there are so many more factors to take into account?!?! If you like to curl up to a good Algebra book in the evening, then maybe this book is for you. Otherwise, if you like to play poker and want to learn how to make more money playing a game you like - you should probably try books by Kid Poker or Doyle. I have played for decades and was looking to find either an advanced book on poker, or at least an insight as to the minds of the "newer" players. I'm "black coffee." Jon is a "tall red eye in a grande glass, hold the shot." - - - Same thing, but Jon's took a while to get there. Again - not wrong, just over complicated.
The material covered in this book not only deals with poker, but how to be successful in life. I definitely have my fair share of "life leaks" I need to plug in order to be successful. The concepts addressed in this book requires a lot of practice. Like he said, patience and persistence are required in order to implement his strategies successfully.
I did like this book. Many great points and strategies for a cash game. I did find myself getting lost when he talked about various scenarios....most likely my lack of concentration.
Worth your money though.
I would recommend this book to any poker player. I got a lot of new and useful thoughts and ideas out of it. It will take a few chapter to get used to the speed of talking cards but stick with it. I gave the book 4 stars because a descent amount of the first half drags and seems repetitive. Good book though.
"Will earn you money"
Very good concepts and insights on how pros approach the cash games
Must have if you are serious about cash poker.
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