re: Poker & Recommended book for learning the maths
Originally Posted by absoluthamm
The book for if you are a math whiz would be The Mathematics of Poker by Bill Chen. This is a book that I have not personally read, because I am not smart enough at math to get anything out of this. This book has pretty much all of the math you would ever need to know about when it comes to poker.
I'm going to have to say not this for the OP. I have it (and a degree in math) and it's a serious dive into the mathematics behind poker. The sort of math you're looking for, they gloss over in the first few pages and then rapidly go a lot deeper. I'm not putting the book down at all. Personally, I think it's THE poker math book, but it's not the one to start with.
I'm going to pass on a specific rec, other than to say I have Collin Moshman's SnG book (highly recommended, if NLHE SnGs are your thing), Harrington's tournament books, Professional No Limit Holdem Vol 1, and maybe half a dozen or so more. You might take a look at Professional No Limit Holdem. One mistake I've made you might want to watch out for is flipping through something in the book store and deciding it looks good, then getting home and realizing it only covers limit. I don't play limit. Telling me to bet doesn't help. How much?!? :P