Like a kid in a candy store ... almost
So even though I was already at the local shopping center to get my new Blackberry Pearl, I threw on some running shoes (and a whole bunch of warm gear) and ran back down there with the gift card to check out what kind of poker books to get, especially since something to read on my way to Chicago today would be nice.
So in theory, it was like being a kid in a candy store. But I couldn't pull the trigger.
It appeared that the Christmas gift rush had inexplicably burned through the poker book section -- typically the aisle is so unused that I've been using the dust jacket of a copy of Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book to mark my place, as I've vowed to read a chapter of the book each time I run there.
There was Professional No-limit hold'em, but I already had a first impression of it from Gnome's review here.
It also spells out, in shaded boxes, all you need to know about it, like "Plan Your Hand."
Great. Then I don't have to buy the book.
I opted to keep hold of the card and come back when there's something I really want.
But I may not have to wait too long, as these books as listed by Mason Malmuth in the 2+2 Magazine are coming out soon:
--Harrington on Cash Games; How to Win at No-Limit Hold 'em Money Games: Volume I by Dan Harrington and Bill Robertie - February 15, 2008
--Harrington on Cash Games; How to Win at No-Limit Hold 'em Money Games: Volume II by Dan Harrington and Bill Robertie - February 15, 2008 --Professional No-Limit Hold 'em: Volume II by Matt Flynn, Sunny Mehta, and Ed Miller - May 30, 2008
--Winning in Tough Hold 'em Games for No-Limit by Nick "Stoxtrader" Grudzien and Geoff "Zobags" Herzog - summer 2008