re: Poker & Reading list
Originally Posted by Reptar7
I hated Helmuth's book. It was a lot of nonsense, labeling people as animals and stuff.
A good one is Treat Your Poker Like A Business by Dusty 'Leatherass9' Schmidt
Dusty's book was excellent, I thought, as kind-of a "life primer" for those wanting to play poker seriously. Not a lot of poker strat there, per se, but some pretty good life strategy ideas.
Originally Posted by alyoung
you would have to take someones book seriously if they have won 12 bracelets, i will be checking out phils book sometime down the line
Just because you are a great player does not necessarily make you a great writer. Hellmuth's books don't get much respect, and rightfully so, imo. There is far better stuff out there. If you insist on reading a "Phil" book, I'd recommend either Phil Gordon's "Little Green Book" series, or the "Kill Phil" series of books before I'd recommend anything by Hellmuth. Read his stuff if you must; just don't expect to get much out of it.