Just read this great new book, “How To Read Hands At No-Limit Hold’ em” by Ed Miller, and I highly recommend it to anyone who plays no limit hold ’em. It lives up to its title and walks you through a very clear and concise method for figuring out your opponent’s holdings. Be prepared to do the homework that the author gives you to get the most out of the book, just skimming through won’t be enough.
I have always considered myself a very good hand reader and do even more so now, thanks to reading this book. A perhaps unintended benefit from reading this book, for me, was now I have a much better idea of how my hands are being read by other good players. Utilizing this information, I can alter their read of strength or weakness of my own hand in ways that cause them to make mistakes against me.
Miller outlines common tendencies by “Fish, Nits, and Regulars” throughout the book and what motivates them to make the bets, bluffs and raises that they make. This insight alone is worth investing in this resource.
Trust me, this is a way better use of that Amazon gift card than waiting for the next “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”