In the first volume of this series, Harrington on Hold em: Volume I: Strategic Play, Dan Harrington explained how to play in the early phases of tournaments, when most players at the table had plenty of chips, and the blinds and antes were small. This book, Harrington on Hold em: Volume II: The Endgame shows you how to play in the later phases of a tournament, when the field has been cut down, the blinds and antes are growing, and the big prize money is within sight. Harrington shows you how to make moves, handle tricky inflection point plays, and maneuver when the tournament is down to its last few players and the end is in sight. Hes also included a whole chapter on heads-up play, whose strategies up to now have been a closely-guarded secret of the games top masters.
Dan Harrington won the gold bracelet and the World Champion title at the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold em Championship at the 1995 World Series of Poker. And he was the only player to make it to the final table in 2003 (field of 839) and 2004 (field of 2,576) considered by cognoscenti to be the greatest accomplishment in WSOP history. In Harrington on Hold em, Harrington and two-time World Backgammon Champion Bill Robertie have written the definitive book on no-limit hold em for players who want to win and win big....Continua
Like I said in my summary of Vol. I, this layout is great. However, when you get more and more into the complexities of the game (and this book), some flaws begin to show. There is some great advice within Harrington's books. However, he may be leaving out the best advice of all: bad players win. The reader is groomed on how to win chips in a tournament rather than being groomed on how not to lose chips. Many good players are successful because they are aggressive; but that's only on the surface—the aggressive players have their boundaries too. There is a reason good players continuously win and Harrington only gives answers that won't give his own secrets away. We are given advice from a competitor. In poker, winning strategy, and not-losing strategy are two very different things. A great read, and you'll improve your game very much; and that's the point. But you're far from knowing many answers to the game and make sure not to get ahead of yourself....Continua