Originally Posted by smurray139
Sklansky's Theory Of Poker (sp?)
Originally Posted by MrSpades12
That is a good book Pokerman27 I just go it. Here another one Randy Burgess Ultimate Guide To Poker Tells. Its a good book for a person ready to get to that next level of poker play where they start playing the player not just the cards.
Both of these books are probably going to be way too advanced for the majority of players. If you are playing anything under like 100NL for cash or $50 buy-in tourneys(not being specific on levels, just mainly stating not the micro/low levels) and not winning consistently then there are dozens of other books that you should be reading before these. Sklansky's Theory of Poker deals with a lot of the maths that go into playing poker and the high level thinking that you will never see at the micro limits, so it will be of very little use to you until you learn a lot of the more basic concepts.
As for Burgess's book, or any other book relating to physical tells, once again skip that until you know how to play the game first. Who cares if you think you know that when someone looks to his left after looking at their hole cards that he might have a big pair when you could pay attention to their bet sizings and find out a ton more information every time. Or what your bet sizes need to be to throw them off a hand. The metaphysical game should be something that you don't read into for quite a while.
Since I don't think many of you(except fletchdad) even bothered to click on the link I posted, I'm going to copy/paste the books you should probably be reading...
Getting Started in Hold’em by Ed Miller
Winning Low Limit Hold’em by Lee Jones
The Badass Girl’s Guide to Poker by Toby Leah Bochan
Online Ace, by Scott Fischman
Hold’em Wisdom for All Players by Daniel Negreanu
The Only Poker Book You’ll Ever Need by Johnny Quads Wenzel
Online Poker by Doyle Brunson
Starting Out in Poker by Stewart Reuben
Hold’em Excellence by Lou Krieger [limit]
More Hold’em Excellence by Lou Krieger [limit]
Fundamentals of Poker by Malmuth and Loomis
Low Limit Texas Hold’em Poker by Abulencia and Abulencia [limit]
Get the Edge at Low Limit Texas Hold’em by Bill Burton [limit]
Little Green Book by Phil Gordon
Little Blue Book by Phil Gordon
Little Black Book by Phil Gordon
Originally Posted by fletchdad
dont agree with this.
So which books are the ones to read instead of these?
I assume you mean the HoH series....
They are pretty outdated to today's standards of MTT play. They take a very conservative approach to the game, whereas since 2004 when the books started to be published, the game has become much much more aggressive, so as if you were following a lot of the advice in there, you would be getting trampled over. They are good for beginners to learn some of the concepts, but not to follow word for word(not that any book should be in the first place though)