Originally Posted by LarkMarlow
You bring up an interesting point here--there is reading and there is reading. Judging from your number of posts, you've done quite a bit of reading about poker, right here at CC. The format is different, is all, because the wealth of information in the forum could comprise more than several books.
Then there are people who just plain aren't into reading at all, including joining a forum for that very reason--my guy Mike is one. He learns by playing and discussing the game. Everyone thinks that's ironic, btw, because I am the total opposite.
Moving right along, I agree that some day a book will come out purported to be "by Phil Ivey". Will he actually do the writing? My money would be on a ghostwriter or a "co-author".
You do have a bit of a point there. But I got into poker, first when my grandfather taught me when I was 5.. and later actually got into poker when my ex-roommate showed me Texas
Hold' Em and Omaha about 3 years ago. 3 months later, I played in my first tournament at a bar, and won it.. I was hooked ever since then.
I'm a forum guy, so I tried to find the best poker forum
I could find, and found CardsChat (about a year after I started seriously playing poker), and you're right, I did do some reading on this forum that did help improve my game.
But as far as grabbing a poker book to get me into it, that I did not do.