Internet Texas Hold’Em – Winning Strategies for Full-Ring and Short- Handed Games, is a new and expanded edition on the classic poker book Internet Texas Holdem. In this latest edition the author Matthew Hilger expands on what he taught in the first book so the strategies will also help you win in your bricks and mortar poker playing as well.
Before we continue, Internet Texas Hold’Em is not going to teach you how to play no-limit hold’em, this book specializes in Limit Texas Hold’em. If you are new to poker or are still loosing money at the NL tables, then playing Limit Poker and using the strategies in this book will turn you into a winning poker player. Do not be fooled into thinking that Limit Hold’em is easier than the NL game, admittedly it does not have the big all-in plays that you see on the televised poker games, but it does require skillful play to regularly win and minimize your loses.
The way the book is set out a bit different than most poker books, instead of starting with the basics, starting hands and preflop play, etc, the book starts with covering different poker concepts including, probability and odds, bluffing, raising/ check raising and deceptive plays. Learning these concepts will help you have a better understanding of what it takes to be a winning player.
The book then has a comprehensive section on starting hands and how they should be played, the chapter covers starting hands for beginning and intermediate players then covers more advanced concepts of starting hands.
All the way through the book every chapter ends with a review and a “Test Your Skill” quiz section that uses actual hand samples that will let you use what you have learnt.
As the book now covers live as well as online poker play, there are “Internet Tips” throughout the book and a section on playing poker online. This new edition also covers playing at short-handed tables and how to adjust your play for these games.
This book is essential reading for any beginner or player looking to consistently beat the limit tables