Originally Posted by mario999
I look at it this way...if you play by the book, you become an open book... and an ATM for the pro and advanced players out there. learn here from others mistakes, and your better off.
its better to know than not to know the information in the books written by poker pros who are sharing their experiences with everyone
read books but don't follow the rules exactly
i.e. caro's book of tells
generalizes certain motions/movements as tells for a bluff or tells of strength
pros who have read the book could purposely be doing a movement considered to be a tell for a bluff when really they are holding a monster
just read the books, take in the information in and judge your opponents play by your own analysis...but reading the books will help give you more information to analyze with