One of the fascinating aspects about holdem is its dual nature. The game is both incredibly simple and incredibly complex. If youve watched any World Poker Tour (WPT) broadcast, youve heard holdem described as a game that takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master. That is really true, and a large part of the appeal of the game is that you can sit down and learn how to play almost immediately. However, after playing a bit, you become aware that holdem has many layers, each more complex than the previous one. The deeper you develop your understanding of the game, the better your results should be. The best thing for you is this: most players never work to develop their games. What they know about the game is strictly what they draw from their personal experience at the table, much of which they dont properly interpret. In fact they often misinterpret their experience in counterproductive ways. So there is great opportunity for those who wish to invest a bit of time and effort in improving their game. Currently, a huge number of books on limit holdem are available, with many more being written. However, very little exists for the brand new player, whose only exposure to holdem may be what he has seen on television and perhaps a few hands played at a casino or in a home game.This book provides someone who has played little or no limit holdem with a sound basic strategy that will add to both his enjoyment of the game and his bottom line. You must walk before you can run, and this book teaches those first steps.