Middle Limit Hold'em (MLH) is an excellent resource to put yourself in the mind of another poker pro. Bob Ciaffone is one of my favorite poker authors and I credit him for really encouraging the use of hand examples in poker books (both MLH and Pot-Limit and No-Limit Hold'em) to help the reader apply the concepts he is learning. Since this publication in 2001, books like ITH, Small Stakes Hold'em, No-Limit Texas Hold'em for Beginners, and Harrington on Hold'em have followed suit by including lots of hand examples to demonstrate the concepts being taught.
MLH goes through some of the same concepts common in other poker books for starting hand, flop, turn, and river play but the meat and bones of this book is the analysis in over 500 hand examples. The book is specifically targeted for Middle Limit games. Back in 2002, this means that it is targeted for tight aggressive games with good players. You won't find many games like this today on the Internet. What does this mean to you? You can still learn from the reasoning but you must be aware that some adjustments might be required in your games. A raise by a strong player in a tough game is different than a raise by a weak player in a loose game. Keep this in mind while you are reading as you'll sometimes find yourself wanting to call while the book will advocate folding. I still believe a big leak for many players is calling raises too often but this book may take it to the other extreme.
The best way to learn Hold'em is to see how other pros are thinking during a hand. This book will give you that insight so that you can begin thinking about similar situations and apply them to the types of games you are playing.
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