Internet Texas Hold'em
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This book was a long time coming and is an interesting
read. While it is mainly about good plain fixed-limit
poker strategy, Hilger writes from the perspective of an
internet player used to the increasingly loose games
that now dominate the 'net. You'll gain a better
perspective on online games, and he does cover online
tells and similar topics at the end of the book even if
not in great detail.
The actual strategy discussed in this volume isn't
anything earth-shattering. He basically takes what Lee
Jones outlines in Winning Low-Limit Hold'em and
gives it a little bit of a gambler's touch. I don't
always agree with his tactics, such as raising or
calling with bottom pair, but apparently he has been
successful with this approach. He also incorporates some
internet-only strategy into the book, but it really
isn't the bulk of the text.
A good chunk of this book is in practice hands which are
good for developing players to test their own skills.
While I don't always agree with some of Hilger's
starting hand standards (they seem overly loose to me)
he does provide a useful chart that I recommend new
players copy and keep by their computer for Limit ring
To sum it up, I don't think that advanced players will
be missing anything by skipping this volume, but if
you're looking to get in some extra practice hands and
read some insights from a successful player you might
wish to give it a look. Also, you might find some
value in his discussion of online tells - even if they
aren't the most reliable.
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