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And now on to the update.
First off, last week I asked my newsletter subscribers to email me with their comments and suggestions on what they would like included in the book. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to write me. I wrote down every single suggestion that I received and I will look to include them in the book if they are not already in it. Please continue emailing me - firstname.lastname@example.org - with your ideas or leave a comment below.
Here are some concrete numbers on the progress of "CTM2." It is nearly the length of my first book Crushing the Microstakes already at around 200 pages. Here's the kicker though: I am not even done with the preflop section yet! It may be 500+ pages by the time it is finished. I am not going to leave any stone unturned though so I don't care what the final number is. I am going to create the best book ever written on these stakes as CTM was meant to be for the stakes that it covered.
Some other notes. The book will be extremely example heavy with tons of analysis (perhaps over a 100 by the time I am done). While I try to speak in general terms in order to provide guidance to struggling players at these limits (NL10-NL100) it is just not possible to provide a satisfactory one size fits all answer much of the time. Factors like your opponent's player type, the dynamic between you and him, the action in the hand, the players left to act and balancing considerations are all usually much more important at these stakes and higher. So I feel like all I can do is just add more examples to hopefully cover every possible situation.
I should add that this book is all about regs. I have broken them down into 6 different categories and 95% of the examples are about them. I make big use of HUD stats throughout to find the specific weaknesses in each player type and how we can go about exploiting them. Several of the emails that I received last week asked for this specifically. Don't worry, that was the main focus of the book from the beginning!
I am also specifically breaking the book down this time in many sections by 6max and Full ring which will add to it's length. There is quite a bit of crossover between these two games and so sometimes I feel like I am repeating myself but I think it will be more useful in the end. I implore the reader to check out both sections anyways since I believe that knowing how to play both games well is of vital importance especially as you move up the stakes where game selection becomes a bigger and bigger issue. Anyways, that's enough for now. I need to get back to writing it anyways!
One last thing. Here is my standard line now on release date questions, "before the end of this year." Thanks for all the continued support and well wishes!
Let me know in the comments below what YOU would like to see in the book. What are the biggest problems that you have at NL10-NL100?