Bookshelf starters?

Cheezymadman

Cheezymadman

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I'm looking into starting a shelf of poker books, and I was wondering what the general public of CC suggests. I tend to play the psychology, "play the player, not your hand", Doyle Brunson school of thought, kind of game. I'm not big on math, numbers, hands per hour, etc. I use the rules of 4 and 2 for percentages on outs, so that serves me well enough for now at least. I tend to have a hard time laying down big hands even if I know there's a decent chance I'm beat. I HATE how much I chase. I need to cut that down big. I play too many hands, I need a more definitive answer on "what to play, when".

Basically, I need books that can turn a bluegill into a pike. For non-anglers, I'm a fish, I want to become a dangerous fish at the least.

On my list to get currently is Harrington On Hold'em Volume 1, Super System, and Negreanu's "Hold'em Wisdom for All Players". Anything else CC suggests?
 
aliengenius

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I really like the "Killer" books by Vorhaus. See here for my "first books" suggestion.
 
reglardave

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Phil Gordon's Little Green and Little Blue Books make a nice companion to HoH. Sklansky's Theory of Poker is a must have,IMO.

I'm currently reading Mathew Hilger's Internet Texas Holdem, and like it pretty well so far.
 
Steveg1976

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I really liked Harrington on Hold'em, I have never seen a negative review on it. I am pretty new at really studing poker so take it for what it is worth.
 
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