Ah, I bought this book long ago but stopped after a few sections for the following reasons.1. David Slansky's grammar is as bad as I DO.
His theory (if I remember properly) of something like "If you play your hands like you can openly read your opponents' hands then you win, and vice versa..." is kind of difficult to understand. 2. I prefer other books because they are fun to read and easier to grasp. Books like S/S (can't wait for SS2) got me hooked right away. And honestly, I am not a pro and I play online just for fun (but I do manage to make profit, and I have a day time job), I don't have that much time to read on an relatively boring book (ok, lazy excuses, got work to do, family to run...)3. I know how to calculate the pot odds. Why bother? And sometimes in tournament plays (not cash games) even though I know it's against the odds but I still have to go for it to stay alive. Take drawing hands for example, I view it as 3 chances instead of 1 (bluff to win, rebluff to win, and draw to win, and of course I will raise for my draws. But I only do this when it's really needed).4. Some experiences very important like patience, discipline, observing your opponents, changing gears, courage to bluff, choosing the right time , right people, and right position to bluff, avoiding trap, setting trap, etc are something you can't read from a book. If you don't have the talent to sort things out on your own, you will never be able to be a fine poker player or a successful person.5. I am lazy I admit. I will wait for Danny to give more words of wisdom on this book like what to look for in this book, why it's good comparing to the others, etc, then I will read it. I know many recommend it, but like playing low limit NoLimt holdem cash games, I will waitttt...Best Regard.