This is a discussion on Books on Poker Maths within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Hey, I'm fairly new to poker and I really want to start learning the maths behind the game.
I've heard a lot of good things
Hey, I'm fairly new to poker and I really want to start learning the maths behind the game.
I've heard a lot of good things about the book: Applications of No-Limit Hold'em
by Matthew Janda and was wondering if someone could tell me weather or not it is a suitable book for beginners (You might wanna take into account that I'm pretty good in maths and have a good and quick understanding of it), and if not, if y'all could rec me to some good books/resources that focus solemnly on poker maths and overall game theory.
28th May 2017, 8:00 PM
Online Poker at: FT, PS
this is a great read, poker math that matters by Oven Gaines
you can see the review here Book Review: Poker Math That Matters
would probably be my first choice for a poker math book, janda is bit more advanced poker book and bit less math book imo
if you're a really good at math then Bill Chen's the mathematics of poker
28th May 2017, 8:15 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: NL Hold Em
re: Poker & Books on Poker Maths
In my humble opinion, the best math poker book is "Applications of No-Limit Hold 'em" by Matthew Janda.
28th May 2017, 9:23 PM
Thanks for the recs! I was a bit reluctant to getting "poker math that matters" by Owen because of a review I read on amazon saying that basically the situations he described in his book weren't "very realistic" example: him putting the villain in unlikely ranges. But I get that that person was probably a more seasoned player and owen's book seems to be more directed towards actual beginners and to just introduce the basic concepts behind poker maths in a more accessible way to everyone. So, I will indeed be checking it out.
As for Chen's book I plan on reading it as well, as is it quite well known. Maybe during this summer break!