Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hold'em Wisdom for all Players, by Daniel Negreanu

The notion of the book is to provide tips on improving performance at Texas Hold'em, presumably targeted to amateurs. For that it is perhaps okay, although the editor should have paid more attention: it uses jargon that the target audience may not follow.

It isn't that the advice seems bad -- to the contrary, it seems quite reasonable. The problem is, there's nothing unique about his advice: it is rather a compendium of generally good ideas, told in an easy to read, conversational fashion.

So not a bad book, just not a great book. But was it worth the brief reading time? Sure! I figure the more I learn on this topic the better a player I can be, and perhaps there's some important lesson that this book reinforced that I don't even realize yet.