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Old 05-31-2007, 09:33 AM
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Default Beginning LHE

I'm a fairly well experience No Limit Hold'em player both online, at casinos, and in home games. I'm considering expanding my repository of poker games over to the Limit Hold'em game, because its more safe + mathematical feel is intriguing to me. I know a little bit about the game; I've done moderately well in various small stakes online games, but I was wondering what the best approach is to learn more about the game, both basic and advanced. What are the best books, sites, general strategies and opinions, etc.?
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:22 AM
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"Small Stakes Hold'em"
"Inside the Poker Mind"
"Hold ;em for Advanced Players"
"The Psychology of Poker"

2+2 website (you are there) ; Limit Texas Hold "em ; Micro Stakes forum. Vertical baner on the left.http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/po...mp;Board=micro
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:50 PM
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I wouldn't bother with Psychology of Poker, but that's just me.

I'd also add Weighing the Odds in Holdem Poker and Holdem on the Come to the list of books.

WTO is a nice primer on the basic maths in the game.
SSHE is the bible for how to think about the play of hands.
HOC will further improve your understanding of drawing.
HEPFAP covers some very important techniques.
ITPM is a primer for how to think about the game.

And I assume Theory of Poker (TOP) wasn't mentioned because its just assumed to be required reading. Other than TOP, if I had to pick just one I'd go with SSHE, as it single handedly turned me into a winning player. Though the online game isn't as loose as the games it covers anymore, so HEPFAP would be good also if you only get one. I wouldn't say this to a new poker player.

The swings in limit are SICK. Start real low and move up as comfortable. As an experienced poker player but beginner LHE player I'd go with a 500BB roll for the level to start at for a non-pro player.

Reviewing and posting hands is seconded as an effective learning tool.

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Old 05-31-2007, 04:20 PM
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Thanks a ton for the help guys. I've read TOP, probably going to read it again just for the sake of absorbing more than the first read through, and I've read Harrington on Hold'em Volumes I and II for my No Limit game. I've got some good direction now as well as quite a bit of reading to do, haha.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:34 PM
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I'd also add Weighing the Odds in Holdem Poker

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And of course the bible.......

"Small Stakes Holdem"
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:37 PM
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One huge difference between limit and no-limit.

making "big folds" on the river in NL is an important skill.

making "big folds" on the river in limit will cost you a lot of money.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:04 PM
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As you progress in stakes, make sure you pick up Roy Cooke's, Real Poker 2: The Play of Hands.

Excellent, excellent book. Recommended by all that have read it.

Roy is one of the few authors that actually take you through his entire line of thinking in a hand (both his good plays and mistakes)...and it's all geared towards limit HE.

I've also heard that How Good is Your Limit HE by Byron Jacobs is good, but have never personally read it.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:25 PM
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Limit hold'em is not "more safe". I would say quite the contrary.
Swings are huge, and they are really difficult to handle
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:03 PM
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Limit hold'em is not "more safe". I would say quite the contrary.
Swings are huge, and they are really difficult to handle

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yep

Also, if I were starting out I'd skip Weighing the Odds. In fact I don't think that it's that great even after you've read the others, but that's a matter of opinion. SSHE is very good especially if you play alot in full ring B&M and home games where 1/2 the players or more are involved in every pot.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:12 AM
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One huge difference between limit and no-limit.

making "big folds" on the river in NL is an important skill.

making "big folds" on the river in limit will cost you a lot of money.

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Quote for truth
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