Agreed 100% with this ^ (depends on what you're playing though)
Originally Posted by bricht
In my opinion Doyles book is practically useless. I read the Hold'em part of it and well... firstly he isn't a very good writer, secondly it IS outdated.
My favourite book so far is the Phil Gordons Little Green Book - old, but still useful.
BlackRain79 has a relatively new book on playing microstakes, that might be what you are looking for.
Originally Posted by Demonomania
^ Well then, why don't you write one for all of us?
..You seem to be so full of knowledge on the topic
knowing what should & shouldn't be put in a poker book
& how it should be written.
We're looking forward to it.
I actually think what 'bricht' wrote was right on the money (100% accurate!!!). Didn't see him suggest that he's writer either?? (nor did I see him write about what should & shouldn't be put in a poker book???). I'm not looking forward to it (unless perhaps bricht is actually a writer?).
'Chessplayer', as bricht suggested, Phil Gordon's 'Little Green Book' is a good read (it is the one book I'll always recommend to players who've never read a poker book before & to others who've only read stuff like 'SuperSystem').
If tournament play is what you're into, you could follow the LittleGreenBook up with:
Harrington On Holdem Vol. 1 & 2 (not so much for today's game but definitely good for a foundation to work with & before picking up other books).
'Kill Everyone' (Elky edition)
'Winning Poker Tournaments - One Hand At A Time' (Vol. 1 & 2) - geard more towards $100+ buyin online tourneys (translates to high buyin live tourneys as well).
'Sit'nGo Strategy' by Collin Moshmann (if you're going to be playing STT-SNG's).
'Secrets of Sit 'n gos' by Phil Shaw
'The Raiser's Edge' (this is basically the sequel to the 'Kill Everyone' book, with new material geared towards 'todays game' with some material in it from Tony Dunst). Good book! (but I'd read some of the others first for sure!).
Some of these books you'll be able to pick up at your local library. If they don't have it on their shelves see if they can get it for you via 'inter-library book loan'.
If 'cashgame' play is more of what you're looking to play, I'm sure some others will be able to help you out. But the one suggested by 'bricht' has some great reviews for micro cashgame players & another that many will recommend is 'Professional No-Limit Hold'em'. Also the Harrington cash game books are worth a read.