Which Books for an aspiring STT player
As I have mentioned in my introduction I want to get reasonably serious about playing STTs and eventually playing the odd MTT.
I have been given a lot of good advice already. Such as discussing hand histories etc but I would like a few ideas on some books and software.
I stupidly sent 'Moshman's, SnG strategy to the charity shop as I hadn't read it in years and wasn't really thinking of getting back into poker at the time.
Although my main focus will be on STTs, especially 6max as I really enjoy them and they are good for notching up rakeback I want to learn properly and have a good grasp on poker in general.
I prefer to use video coaching resources and have found a few already that should keep me going for a while I also like to read, and as my commute to Uni is over an hour each way on the train, it would probably be time well spent if I started working my way through some poker books
. I mean. Who really needs to know every single drug as student pharmacist
Like TV shows I tend to like to watch a series at a time before moving onto something else, so I thought maybe 'Phil Gordon's' little green book would be a good place to start as well as getting another copy of SnG strategy and then progressing onto Gordon's other books. All the time grinding away at the micro SnGs.
The other piece of advice I would appreciate is on HUD software. From what I've read so far Holdem Manager seems the way to go, especially as it works with SNG wizard and I quite like the look of it. I have used tournament indicator in the past and found it simple and easy to get on with so would be happy to start of on that if people thought that was the best way forward.
Should I hold off for the time being on software and just play the micro stake STTs whilst reading up on hand charts and one of the mentioned books or another book that people think would be a good place to start or is a HUD and a way of recording hand histories really important for a begginer to have so I can discuss it with you guys and look at all the holes in my game.
I don't want to spend big bucks to start with but money isn't that super tight and I would rather spend it on books, HUDs and videos then just on a bankroll which will probably slowly decline anyway and I am prepared to put in regular hours of study. Due to work and uni commitments I can probably only put in 5 hours or so of poker study a week and a whole lot more during the Easter and the long summer break.
I do actually work part time as a betting office manager so the basics of odds
etc aren't alien to me.I just want to have a good plan that maximises my available time that gets me progressing at a reasonable rate. I would love to hear from people that have gone down a similar path.
The aim is to play decent poker, eventually at around the $20 buy in range at 6max. I have no ellusions of going pro as that would probably spoil the fun for me and hopefully I will have a half decent paying job at the end of my degree so I'm not that money orientated. (The wife however is a different matter ) but I would be lying if I said that the thought of being able to pay for several holidays a year on poker winnings disgusted me