I saw this yesterday and I was really surprised at the book recommendations u ppl gave to this inspiring poker player.
There is nooooooo way id recommend any of the 2+2, sklansky, malmuth or zee books to a beginner. Unless I wanted them to get a book that would collect dust because the books would be waaay over the head of a beginner. There is no way id recommend moshmans sng book because to really understand it, ud have to understand the concepts in the 2+2 books. Lolol. I really donít like harringtonís stuff for a beginner either because again its like the 2+2 stuff -mathy and has concepts that would probably go over the head of a beginner.
For a beginner if ur starting out (and I see u ppl really hated it) is super system 2. the advice is sound and more than just holdem is addressed. I havenít looked at in yrs, but I know T. Brunsons advice on how to play an 8 lo in stud 8 is sound, bermans advice on how to play Omaha is basic and sound, brunsons explanation on how to play qq in holdem is sound. I mean the list goes on and on. The book puts the terms in bold and explains poker lingo, the rules, and basic solid strategy to play the games.
If u get sick of playing holdem allll the time like I did, u can play something else and its usually covered in ss2. I was disappointed that stud wasnít included in ss2, but its in the 1st one. I really donít like ss1 though. I havenít read gordonís book so I cant type anything about it, but ive heard its good.
Im really a stud player rather than a holdem player. I wouldnít recommend Seven Card Stud for Advanced players by 2+2, id recommend a more user friendly beginners book like Ashley Adams ďWinning 7-card StudĒ, where she tells
of rules, basic strategy, what to expect on ur 1st visit to the casino
, etc. its written well with little stories and stuff to keep a regular person interested.
Those 2+2 books are written like technical manuals- boring and sometimes unreadable. Donít get me wrong they are necessary reading for an inspiring poker player, but do we need to start the person with college calculus when they havenít learned 1,2,3. . .lollol.
You can skip a lot of the intro books and spend time in the video training portions of these major poker sites
now. I know full tilt has the academy, its free and I think, but im not sure that pokerstars
has 1 also. so u might want to skip these books and review the videos.
Just remember, all the stuff u hear and read might not work for u. Or maybe ur not ready to understand some of the concepts. donít get set in what some1 or something tells u about improving ur poker game
. For example, everytime I see that full tilt academy video on stud8 with the young pro telling ppl to complete with an ace in the door, it drives me up the wall, it doesnít work on the lower stakes and it wont work either on a lot of the middle stakes tables depending on the makeup of the table. Keep it simple and try to have fun, that will keep u interested in the game until ur ready for 2+2 books and beyond.
Anyway best of luck to yah.