Posted 18 January 2005 - 08:59 AM
Greetings.I've just managed to snag a copy of SS2, and it's definitely 'different ' then what I expected. I'm still trying to figure out how that is, exactly..*L* The section on Internet poker by Doyle, and his articles are pretty thought provoking. However, with all do respect to Mike Caro, I found some of his information to be a "re-hash" from his other work. I was expecting perhaps, some different information on tells, perhaps in relation to the internet, more information on limit/nl games. His book of tells, is definitely worth reading, as most of us have, and very much enjoyed his particular layouts of the hands and explanations as such in that book. Of course, that's that book, obviously, and not SS2. Jennifer's section on Limit is pretty decent. I definitely have to agree that the section is structured very well. The same with Daniel's. I like Daniel's section on Triple draw, as, I have not played it before, so, anything I can read that's new is always a treat. The book is worth picking up overall, however, I guess my only critique, well, rather comment/suggestion, so to speak, is that I would like to see more specific situational hands, (e.g. "You're dealt XX cards, the flop is X-X-X....etc.") There are various books that offer those types of analysis, I just wasn't sure how it was going to be incorporated in SS2. For instance, at the end of each section, or even the end of the book, a listing of "X" number hand situations, and how you would deal with it. Because, I believe, to an extent, the mathematical aspect of the game is very important, but, almost as important is how you would react in any number of given areas. The best way to do that is, playing/practice, and reading about them, imo. Yes, I know everyone's a critic, but, that's just my $.02
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