Many poker publications advocate a set style of play, which is all well and good for the beginning player. However it seems, especially online, that LAG is the new TAG and as such intermediate-to-advanced players should prepare themselves for these supposed maniacs.
It may be premature to say, but this book looks to be the best book on tournament poker since the Harrington on Hold â€˜em series. Whilst it certainly wonâ€™t redefine poker in the way the former books did, this is the first book to track a real-life tournament from beginning to end. Quite literally, every hand is revealed. Hansen talks you through his insane style, and you see that Shakespeare had a point when he said that â€œthough it be madness, there is method inâ€™t.â€
Hansen approaches every hand with a cool logic based on pot odds, opponent awareness and, of course, sheer relentless aggression. If youâ€™re happy with your tight-aggressive style and donâ€™t want to learn new ways to play, fine. Youâ€™re an idiot, but fine. However, this book will also teach you to play against the Hansens and Iveys of the world.
Buy it, simple as that.