No Limit Hold’Em: Theory and Practice - David Sklansky & Ed Miller
In a sense, this book takes Sklansky’s renowned approach to the game of poker and focuses on the most popular game of today. It’s somewhat similar to his Limit Hold’em For Advanced Players, only no limit is the game that’s discussed. Make no mistake though, this version is also directed at more advanced players as well, and perhaps more so than his previous works.
This isn’t to suggest that intermediate players won’t get a lot out of it, and in fact that’s the type of player Sklansky’s books are geared toward. It all depends on how we define advanced, but you do need a pretty good understanding of the fundamentals of the game to really appreciate and benefit from this book as well as his others. I’ve heard complaints from some players that this book focuses too much on theory and not enough on practice, but that simply indicates that their understanding may not be sufficient to appreciate it properly.
Ed Miller is along this time to collaborate, and in fact much of the book is Miller’s work. The quality you’ve come to expect is still there though, although I would have liked to see a little more organization to the text, as the topics are laid out in a rather haphazard fashion. Still, the book makes excellent reading overall and will certainly stimulate you in a way that only Sklansky’s books can.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5