Synopsis No-limit hold em was once a game played almost exclusively in casinos. But during the last decade, the game s growth has been fueled in part by the easy availability of online playing sites where participants can play cash games and tournaments 24 hours a day, every day. In Harrington on Online Cash Games, Dan Harrington shows you the key ideas and skills that will let you master the online poker world which differs in some significant ways from the world of casino games. You ll learn how to handle different stack sizes, how to play at 6-max tables, how to deal with increased levels of aggression, and how to use the poker databases and heads-up displays that give you unprecedented information on your opponent s tendencies. Harrington lays out detailed strategies for preflop and post-flop play in both the popular micro-stakes games and the more difficult small-stakes games.
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Currently residing in Santa Monica , California , Harrington is a former champion backgammon player and U. Before becoming a poker professional and businessman, Harrington worked for many years as a bankruptcy lawyer. He also played poker against Bill Gates while Gates was at Harvard. Some of his earlier poker experience came from the Mayfair Club in the mids, where he played with Howard Lederer , Steve Zolotow , and Erik Seidel.
In addition to being a successful professional poker player, Harrington also works in real estate and the stock market. Harrington is a co-founder and former member of the Board of Directors of Anchor Loans, a hard money lender to fix-and-flip and rental property investors that is headquartered in Calabasas, CA. The trio used their poker winnings to provide quick bridge funding to real estate rehabbers. Also unlike many professional poker players, Dan considers himself only a part-time player due to the fact that he spends a large amount of his time on his business interests.
He usually only plays a few events at the World Series of Poker each year and plays in occasional World Poker Tour events and a few other tournaments. Poker career[ edit ] Harrington first cashed in the World Series of Poker in Sporting his iconic green Boston Red Sox cap, Dan Harrington is known as a crafty, tight - aggressive player, employing starting hand standards that are stricter than most professionals.
When he reached the final table at the Main Event, he set the runner-up, Howard Goldfarb , to bluff for all his chips in the final hand.
At the time of his Main event victory, Harrington lived in Downey, California. Harrington busted out first, finishing in sixth place. The tournament was won by Heimowitz, who defeated Lederer in heads-up play. His solid play allows him to make it to many final tables at large events. Because of the increased number of participants, his run of back-to-back Main Event final tables in has been called the greatest accomplishment in World Series history, particularly by ESPN poker announcer Norman Chad.
This feat was later matched by Mark Newhouse in and
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Over the last ten years, the enormous growth of interest in poker and poker tournaments has led to an intense focus on the theory of tournament poker. The result was a re-examination of old ideas and the introduction of many new ones. The fundamentals of no-limit hold em did not change, but the game was revealed to have more depth than many older players could have anticipated. As a result, no-limit hold em tournament play has evolved into a newer, tougher, faster game, and good players have had to evolve to keep up. In Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker, Dan Harrington takes a fresh look at the world of no-limit hold em tournaments. He explains how the game is currently played, and what you ll have to do to be a successful tournament player in and beyond. The topics examined include how to play different hand types preflop, when to 3-bet and 4-bet, how to analyze the flop, turn, and river, and how to size your bets.
About this title Poker has taken America by storm. But it s not just any form of poker that has people across the country so excited it s No-Limit Hold Em the main event game. And now thanks to televised tournaments tens of thousands of new players are eager to claim their share of poker glory. Harrington on Hold Em takes you to the part of the game the cameras ignore the tactics required to get through the hundreds and sometimes thousands of hands you must win to make it to the final table. Harrington s sophisticated and time-tested winning strategies, focusing on what it takes to survive the early and middle stages of a No-Limit Hold Em tournament, are appearing here for the first time in print. These are techniques that top players use again and again to get to make it to final tables around the globe.