Most of the acquaintences I've had who've owned greyhounds have usually known pretty accurately when it wouldn't win....
Originally Posted by Landprofits
Originally Posted by Fella
Very interesting read and I've just hit my first wall. I've pretty much done all the UK / Eu books and so as OH. I've done casino SUBS too and I'm up to £11K float (I've probably taken out in the region of 3K)
Next up is the US facing books but I can't motivate myself for the longhaul of the WR so I'm treading water doing reloads and a little mopping up of offers I missed. Luckily the reloads have been good this month with Billy's casino email and Laddies offers too but I'm gonna have to pull my finger out to reach my £60K target (My mortgage)
I'm 35 and I'm hoping to be mortgage free by 40
I'm going to get these books on order later. in actual fact, the Harrington Books were recommended to me by someone who does pretty well with Poker (just playing in Tourny's and not really chasing SUBs).
What I've done so far in terms of learning Poker was to read a book (Poker for Dummies), and then I got hold of some software which simulates play without risking funds of course. The advantage is that you are playing against bots who simulate good players, rather than players who are reckless like you would come up against if you were to go into really low limit games. All I know at the moment is the rules and the hand rankings etc, and now that I've played a few hands it has occured to me that I need to know how to make decisions based on the hand. In the software I have there is a robot "assistant" which tells you the odds, so that you know whether to fold, call, raise etc.
Do the above books go into detail about how to do this?
Yes I've added those books to my amazon basket, I'll probably order them for Xmas or something, cheers Fella (actually don't know if I can wait til Xmas might order them sooner!).
Don't buy the books !!!
Cost me about £3 at 15 mins for 5 poker books, which sold for a nice profit on amazon, including the harrington on hold'em series. unfortunately I think the terms may have changed slightly since then for this promo...
Yes, the terms now state that you have to have earned 50 Everest summit points to qualify for the books, it's 1 point per $1 of raked hands played (whatever that means, ironically I'd need the books first to understand that ... I have a rough idea how rakes work but no idea exactly how many games you'd have to play to get 50 points).
Originally Posted by etherz
I didn't check the other sites out though, maybe there's an easier way somewhere else.
I can't say exactly how long it would take you but 50pts is basically very easy (to put it in perspective, 50pts gets you 5 books which are worth maybe £150 depending on which books you select. In contrast, the $100 signup bonus at Everest required 1500 points to clear when I did it!
Originally Posted by munk
There's no minimum limit to earning points i.e. you can play at ultra micro-stakes cash tables & they'll still rack up. Personally I'd suggest going for it, I'm sure you'll rack up the points easy enough, it's not like you have to do them in one day or anything.
Don't forget though, that the books are divided into 2 groups, group A and group B. You must choose 2 books from group A and 3 books from group B.
Group A basically has all the great books... all the Harrington Books, the best Sklansky books, etc...
Group B... well I had trouble even choosing 3 books, even though they were free!
Still, it is a great offer and they delivered the books no problem.
There are some goodies in list B though:
Getting Started in Hold'em (Ed Millar) is an excellent beginner book, one of the best (& covers both limit & NL IIRC)
Inside the Poker Mind is a different kind of book but one of the best I've read
Sklansky on Poker is considered a classic by many (although it covers lots of different forms of poker & is fairly advanced)
Also the poker essays books get rave reviews. I haven't read them but I do own them (I've got loadssss of poker books but I stopped reading them when I started playing less so I have a few unread ones that I intend to get to read eventually).
Of course another approach would be to checkout eBay & see what re-sells for the most money & choose those
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