Review: Winning Low-Limit Hold'em

Winning Low-Limit Hold'em (2nd Edition)Lee Jones did a good job writing Winning Low Limit Hold’em. The book is a solid 193 pages of information for low limit Texas Hold’em players. If I hadn’t read SSH and ITH, I would have really been impressed, but WLLH was pretty much the same information, but just a shorter format.

Jones breaks the book down into two main sections titled Hold’em: The Game and Play of the Hand from Deal to Showdown. The first section goes over fundamentals, reading the board, and odds. It’s your basic Texas Hold’em primer. The next section of the book gives strategies for playing through a hand. This second half is the real meat and potatoes. It covers playing pre-flop from all different positions, playing the flop according to what type of hand you make, and then how to proceed on from there. It’s all broken down through the course of how a hand progresses, which makes the advice all mesh together.

As I mentioned, I didn’t get anything out the book that I hadn’t already read in other texts, but it’s always nice to reinforce the strategies I’ve read from other authors. If you’re looking for a good beginner book, WLLH will do the job. It’s a quick read and easy to follow, but I’d recommend SSH over it any day. Sklansky, Malmuth, and Miller put together the bible of low limit hold’em when they wrote Small Stakes Hold’em: Winning Big With Expert Play.