Originally Posted by punctual
I love doyle brunson but I think a lot of what he teaches in his super system is pretty elementary. I can't say dated because the things he talks about still apply today as much as they did back in the 1970's when the book was first published but most of what he says in that book is common sense, IMHO.
I would strongly suggest you read Harrington's Vol I, II, and III for tournament play. I haven't looked at his cash game books yet but I plan on doing so when I find the time. The nice thing about harrington's stuff is that he quizzes you after each section and provides answers so you can know if you understood what you read. He also has a new book on sit n gos which I haven't read yet either (soon).
I would definitely consider Bill Chen's work "the mathematics of poker" essential to any serious player's arsenal.
I actually have all of Harringtons books + many others in PDF form on my pc, but find it draining trying to study with the glaring screen so haven't gotten very far in any of them yet lol
Anyway I've been convinced to buy Harrington's Vol 1 & get the show on the road properly!! Soooo many people recommended it as a "must read" so I'm gonna order it online later!! The quizzes at the end of the chapters will no doubt be very helpful, nothing worse than the author mentioning something from a previous chapter and you think "wait...what was that again"
Even the title of Chen's "The Mathematics Of Poker" scares me haha!
Only today I've started reading up on +EV & odds so I think I'll hold off on Chen's awhile, but will def keep it in mind thanks! I've always liked Hold'em but was never really bothered to
actually study it, but I've been having a good run lately & figured, why not? I've nothing to lose, tons to gain
Anyway thanks for your input & best of luck on the tables!!!