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Posted May 2, 2003
I'll be returning this book immediately. Mr. Hellmuth having won so many tournaments must surely know his game. The problem is, is he sharing it with us? I must admit that I only read the holdem sections, he has very little to say about position accept to mention a couple of times that it's always nice to have! Very little at all about odds. Overall his tone is very condescending, as tho he and fellow pros are great poker players, you're a wannabe so it's ok to give you partial information. Wouldn't want to burden a small mind with more than it can handle. At one point he talks about cards that help a player to win the pot and goes on to say, 'pros call these cards outs'. Instead of telling us how 'pros' talk wouldn't it be better to tell us how to figure outs? Before I say why I gave 2 stars instead of 1, I have one more gripe and it may be nitpicking . To further set the tone as if he were talking to third graders, where most writers refer to player types as rock, calling station, maniac, solid player etc, Mr. Hellmuth prefers that we learn: mouse, elephant, jackal, lion and eagle, I have no idea why. Having said all that, the strategies are still likely to make for winning poker sessions. Even though he doesn't stress position his play is so tight and agressive that it is unlikely that you'll be playing out of position very often. Good book for beginners not much for intermediate to advanced.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 13, 2011
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