Originally Posted by Dorugremon
"i was in a bookstore and i found the "theory of poker" by david sklansky and had heard good things about it so i started reading it (didnt buy it of course... ) To my disappointment i realised this book was full of complete and utter BS".
With an attitude like this, I can't help you.
"...books from old school players like negreanu or the "supersystem" by brunson are terrible".
That's like saying that Institutiones Calculi Differentialis is "terrible" because Leonard Euler is "old school". Calculus hasn't changed one little bit since then, and every other calculus text is a derivative (pun intended) work. Same with NLHE: the game hasn't changed since Brunson wrote Super System, and the same principles apply. Ed Miller's book, Small Stakes No Limit Hold 'Em and AnHalt's Polished Poker say essentially the same things as what Brunson wrote in Super System. The only difference is that Brunson didn't use the latest buzz words: "range", "semibluff", "equity", but he sure did describe the underlying concepts.
"i play NL2 at the moment so no matter how much my game is going tobe improved by a poker book it isnt going to be good investment unless i move up in limits (which means a big increase of my bankroll to support it)"
Good luck with that, because you'll be playing it forever. Be sure to send in those weekly deposits.
"i am mainly looking to get my hands on free poker books that have valuable information in them".
No you're not. You're looking for Poker "grimoire" with magic spells that will turn you into Durrrrr over night. And you don't even want to pay for it!
You didnt get to say whether or not you have actually read the books you are supporting but i will take it as granted that you have (even though i doubt it) the thing is that everyone agrees that books like supersystem are outdated and old school poker doesnt have to give that much to the new age math-oriented style of playing. The little time i spent reading old-school stuff i only saw some general concepts and nothing that can really be applied in real situations. Writers talking all the time about "importance of hand reading" without teaching you concepts upon that. Tegarding your other comments that i "want to find a magic spell to make me durrr overnight":
1) your comment is idiotic since i never implied or said i want something that improves my game fast, so your "overnight" comment is out. Never even asked about any easy methods. On the contrary i insisted on trying my best and working my ass to improve. No "magic spell" needed for that imo.
2) i never said i want to become "durrr" or any poker pro for that matter. The fact that i criticize poker pros doesnt mean i believe i play ir know better than them, but it means i have the common sense to highlight their faults. Tou dont need to be better than someone to be able to indentify their weakness. Its like an author of a book that received a negative critic answering to the person who made the critic "write a better book if you can stupid! Lol" its plain childish and the kind of thing you expect in the youtube comment section rather than from a thinking person who is sane and mature enough to post their beliefs. I dont want to be poker pro. I see poker as a hobby. Even if i had the chance to go pro i wouldnt. I dont like being a "poker player" as i dont like to be a basketbsll player even if it means more money and fame. I am studying medicine and thats what i want to do in my life. I want to be useful to the society and playing a game for a living is not me.
3)"you dont want to pay for it" of course i dont want to waste my money if there is a free alternative. This is part of poker as well. Making the best +EV decisions. And buying sth u can find for free elsewhere is definetely -EV. having found a source to get those books online for free i czn be pretty sure about it...
4)lastly as for my "attitude" i get to express it in a casual way as this is a casual forum. If you disagree with me fine. At least have the common sense to provide arguments on your points rather than repeating stupid phrases you saw on youtube comments between udiots who fight for whatever reason. And of course if you want to talk about attitude be sure to have one..