Harrington on Hold ’Em Book Review

About Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington Quick Facts

  • Nickname: Action Dan
  • Current Residence: Santa Monica, California
  • Date of Birth: 6 December 6 1945
  • Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dan Harrington Achievements

  • Has achieved 9 money finishes at the World Series of Poker as well as winning 2 bracelets (he won the $10,000 main event in 1995)
  • In 2007, his total live tournament winnings surpassed $6,500,000.
  • In addition to being a successful poker professional, Dan Harrington is also a former U.S. chess champion and backgammon expert.
  • Harrington won a 2007 World Poker Tour title at the Legends of Poker hosted by Bicycle Casino.

Harrington on Hold’em: Volume I: Strategic Play Book Review

Pocket AcesDan Harrington is recognized as a tight, cautious player who works with stricter starting hand requirements than most other poker professionals. However, solid poker strategies are reflected throughout Harrington on Hold’Em (2004), including how and when to switch strategies when faced with different types of opponents – ranging from conservative to extremely aggressive.

Throughout the book, Dan Harrington acts as an instructor, coaching players through detailed practical examples of real-life tournament situations.

What are the strong points of the Dan Harrington ’s Harrington on Hold’Em?

  • Information in applicable to different tournament types
  • The real practice hands analysed at the end of each chapter are described in detail serves as a useful exercises to readers
  • Intricate mathematical concepts are summarised into simple and practical advice
  • Personal and entertaining
  • Explains the different between the mentalities in poker rooms and internet tables

Where does Dan Harrington’s Harrington on Hold’Em fall short?

  • Overall, Harrington on Hold’Em is hard to fault. On the other hand, this isn’t the best read for limit and cash game players.
  • Centres only on Texas Hold’Em.

Who will benefit from Dan Harrington’s Harrington on Hold’Em?

The book is the first in a series of poker strategy books. Harrington on Hold’Em: Volume I: Strategic Play will benefit amateur, intermediate and advanced No-Limit Texas Hold’Em tournament players. A previous general knowledge of poker is definitely required. Dan Harrington dispenses invaluable practical advice for the beginning and middle stages of tournaments, whether they play online or in casino card rooms.