re: Poker & Books for beginner+need advice(I'm after forum search)
Here are the recommendation I gave the OP. He would like comments on them, especially regarding the skipping of ToP and HoH at first:
Definitely get "Getting Started in Holdem" by Ed Miller first.
Next I would go with Little Green Book (or get Gordon's "set"-- all three in a nice little box set: Black, Green, and Blue; Black = Real Deal republished).
Skip ToP and especially NL Theory and Practice, as well as HoH series for now.
Let me know what you thing of "Getting Started" and Gordon's books; that will tell us your next step. If you found them to be very basic then you might be ready for some Sklansky. Otherwise there are some excellent books you can read in between before getting into the very theoretical books. You are going to want them eventually, but something like Vorhaus' "Killer Poker" series might be a better read first. Also, a good odds
book like Hilger's "Texas Holdem Odds and Probabilities" would be an excellent investment.
1. Getting Started in Holdem by Ed Miller
2. Little Green Book, by Gordon.
3. Little Blue Book, by Gordon.
Holdem Odds and Probabilities by Hilger
5. Killer Poker by Vorhaus
6. Killer Poker No Limit by Vorhaus
7. Killer Poker by the Numbers by Guerrera
then and only then, and only IF you feel you digested the above:
8. Theory of Poker by Sklansky
9. HoH, 1-3 by Harrington
Also, but in no real order and as supplementals only not to replace any of the above: Little Black Book/Real Deal by Gordon, Killer Poker Online, Killer Poker Online II, and Killer Poker Holdem Handbook, all by Vorhaus.
Do NOT get Super System I or II, or NL T&P yet, they will be a waste of your time and money right now, and may even hinder your progress.
Hope that helps!