Limit Hold'em: Winning Short-handed Strategies
Terry Borer, Lawrence Mak, Barry Tanenbaum, US Sep 2007 / Europe Aug 2007
ISBN 1904468373, 368 Pages, 229 x 152mm/6 x 9
Full ring limit hold'em games (featuring 9 or 10 players) can be frustrating for the skilled player. You don't get to play many hands, you don't always get opportunities to exploit weak play and, facing many opponents, your good hands often don't stand up.
What's the solution? Easy - play short-handed!
Short-handed limit hold'em games feature a maximum of six players and often have less. These games are becoming increasingly popular and are great to play because:
- you get to play a lot more hands
- you have more chances to exploit opponents' weaknesses
- you get more opportunities to use all of your poker skills
Short-handed play is quite different from full ring play and requires a different approach. In this book, expert short-handed players Terry Borer, Lawrence Mak and Barry Tanenbaum will analyze the skills that are necessary to succeed in short-handed play, discussing such topics as:
- attacking and defending blinds
- watching and reading the opposition
- being aware of your own image
- playing with controlled aggression
Much of on-line limit hold'em play is moving towards the short-handed game. Make sure that you have the skills to compete in this form of the game, as it can be very profitable!