A Poker Book Report of “Sit ‘n Go Strategy” by Collin Moshman -So many professional poker players have written poker books these last few years that “riding the wave” has become accepted as a must-do business venture to the extent that we now have a lot of so-called educational poker books out there, that are a shameful waste of trees.These days when I review a poker book I am more apt to look for the not-so-well-known writer who has proved his worth in the venue where most of us book buyers are plying our trade – and that of course is online. There just simply seems to be a distinct divide between a lot of the so-called “professional” strategy in some popular works and that of which is actually profitable online.Enter Collin Moshman who is a new writer to the 2+2 stable and joins the highly respected Dan Harrington and Ed Miller that now as a trio could very well be carrying the pioneers of that publishing business.
As a regular contributor to the forums at 2+2 Moshman learned his trade soon after achieving an honors degree in theoretical math from Caltech. His online expereince grew from $6 sit and go poker tournaments all the way to up $215 single table sit and go tournaments. Even though he could be labeled as a math geek, Moshman’s play is as aggressive as Phil Ivey’s and in explaining this strategy within these pages, Collin Moshman has definitely filled a market void. Yes, this whole Poker Online manual introduces many new and exciting strategies.In a style similar to Harrington, Sit’ n Go Strategy is jam packed with hand-to-hand combat scenarios that clearly illustrate the points of assertion Moshman recommends. Make no mistake, most of those assertions have to do with shear aggression that will make you think differently about your game, over and over again. You may find yourself thinking – “Does he really do this?”. Moshman refers to hands like A2s, 22 and 33 as “robust” so you can figure right now I am not kidding about the material being new or aggressive.
Strategically, the early part of a sit and go tournament should normally be played tight-aggressive avoiding big pots without very strong or nut hands and Moshman concurs on this. It’s when you advance to the high blind stage that this book really shines using a backbone of not-too-difficult mathematics combined with player profiling and sit and go structure theory.If you don’t play in the $215+ sit’ n go tournaments QQ Online, there are still reasons to read this book as most situations are applicable to most levels. However, some of the more daring moves described in this well presented text may not be as successful in the lower limits, because a good deal of the time that Collin Moshman’s opponents would fold in a $215 table, you will get multiple callers in a $11 sit and go. In that sense, sometimes a fraction of your EV evaporates and you are left with the cards to help you.