Waht book to buy

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I' ve been asking this in all the forums i belong to what is the best book for a beginner so far the most reconmened are harrington on hold em and phil gordons series of book but with so mant out there what do you think:confused:
 
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I think,.. the Library. Just went there myself today to pick up Harrington on Hold'em as I had it ordered in from out of town.
My best advice,.. loan out a bunch of them from the library, then buy whichever one's ya figure you'd like to keep around.
Doyle's SuperSystem is also a must read in my 'books'. Maybe not #1 but a good base to start with.
I also liked reading Helmuth's books, although many don't go for them. I think they're good to get ya started for sure.
Okay,.. here's another book that you don't hear of very often, fairly simplistic in nature but very cool,... The Complete Book of Casino Poker by Gary Carson,.. and The Complete Book of Hold'em Poker. Both are cool,.. could get ya goin' in a good direction (I found them to be very helpful (useful) during my first few books I read. Not alot of time talking about implied odds, pot odds, implicit odds, etc. etc.,.. .a bit, but not alot. Just some decent thinking in the way of poker.
There are just a ton out there though eh. Some repetitive of others.
Also a couple out there that are based strictly on internet poker, from 'online tells' to how to win online SNG's, etc. Some valid info. in each I've read but not the be all and end all of books by a longshot.
GL
seriously,.. 'the library',.. I've taken out Theory of POker, Doyle's, Harrington, etc.,... some I've just renewed over and over and over and over again. One I've had for well over 6mos. and just renewed it again today, lol. It was one day overdue so I had to pay out the big $0.15 first, hee hee. Just the price I like to pay.
Some books for sure though you will want to buy so you can keep it always (highlite it, etc. or whatever you like or want to do)
 
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There's the problem with my bankroll!...I read Gone with the Wind!
 
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Here are my recommendations. PLEASE do NOT buy SuperSystem or a 2+2 book as your first attempt to study the game.
 
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phil hellmuth isnt too bad for a beginning book gla:icon_bigs
 
tamden

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Thank

Here are my recommendations. PLEASE do NOT buy SuperSystem or a 2+2 book as your first attempt to study the game.
thanks that is a very informative response. I think i'll get the box set of Phil Gordon's I consider myself an intermediate player so it sounds like that set would be good for myself and my wife who is a begginer
 
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May I suggest Maverick's Guide to Poker by Bret Maverick (how's THAT for an expert!). Written as a tie-in to the TV series and re-released for the Mel Gibson movie, it hasn't turned me into a winning machine, but I do find consolation in Pappy's good advice ...
 
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By far the best BEGINNER'S book is Matthew Hilger, Internet Texas Holdem. The starting hand analysis is good but the real gem is the detail he goes into on post-flop play. Unfortunately this book is really intended for Limit players.

For the NL player and especially tourny's, get Harrington. It's a bit detailed, but you can always just start with one concept and then master it, then go on to the next. Start with Harrington's Pre-flop chapter first. then work backwards to the chapters on playing style and reading the board. It will go alot smoother.
 
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ive read many different authors ,the book thats the most fun is phil gordons little blue book
 
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The library is a great recommendation

Like Poker Orifice recommended, go to your library or your library's website. There are so many poker books available that it is well worth your time to pick up a new book or DVD every 2 or 3 weeks to learn something new. Some are great. Some are not. But by checking them out from your local library, you can see what you like. When you find the books with the best info, then go ahead and buy them. And save your bankroll by not buying the weaker material.

If you would like to learn some good strategy for the low limit games in casinos, I highly recommend Winning Low Limit Hold'em by Lee Jones; and Small Stakes Hold'em: Winning Big with Expert Play by Ed Miller, David Sklansky, and Mason Malmuth.
These two books will improve your limit game and give you a better understanding of calling and betting with draws.

One last note, the HOH series is simply the BEST for NL Hold'em tournaments! :)
 
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i ff i was you i didnt buy a book
on the net you can find all that you want
youtube has even a hole pokerlesson on video
its has some great tips
pokertactics are good to now
but i dont think a book will make you really a better player .

See you at the tables
 
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