Originally Posted by Geldi
Still there is Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em (Ed Miller, Sunny Mehta, Matt Flynn). Explain how to beat online nl100-200 6 max. While not up to these limits, so just flipped through the book a bit, but overall impression is good.
And the reviews about it too good.
This. Haven't read that much of it but so far it's pretty good. It focus on $1/$2 6-max but they say you apply their concepts to 99% of the games. They cover steals, basic concepts, stats analysis, etc.
But still my favorite poker book so far is "The Theory of Poker", although it's not specific to any kind of game. Covers most concepts you need to know, but if you aren't playing at an advanced level, you should stick to ABC player, and this book deals mostly with fancy plays (slowplaying, check/raise, semi-bluff, etc). Care that "Let There Be Range" is for tournaments if I'm not mistaken. Haven't read
said "all poker books will be outdated and unhelpful
" (I'm already writing and I'm too lazy to quote now), but this isn't true at all (arguably, if you said "some
books", I'd agree with you), simply because most poker books focus on timeless concepts. For example, take pot odds
. Pot odds
are always present no matter the time period, and there's no way any opponent can change their game to ditch them. Same for implied odds, equities, and every other mathematical principle.
Even stuff that may change as the game changes, like bluffing
, is still updated in old books. For example, even the oldest books say you shouldn't bluff against too many opponents, because you may be running against a better hand, or that you shouldn't bluff on a wet board, because draws won't fold. Again, I can't see how the game's evolution can ditch this. Even the player profiling we use today (TAGs, LAGs, NITs, etc) has its origins in a book, although I can't specify which. But even "Small Stakes NL" and strategy websites that haven't been updates in a long while have these terms, so it's not like the game changes thaaat much.