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I'm looking at getting some books to read and hoping that my understanding of the game can get better what books have you all read on tournament poker
 
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Bible. It shall teach you where you'll be sent afterlife for gambling :evil:
 
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I'm looking at getting some books to read and hoping that my understanding of the game can get better what books have you all read on tournament poker
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I'm looking at getting some books to read and hoping that my understanding of the game can get better what books have you all read on tournament poker

I've read quite a few poker books actually :) I was going through the poker books in my room yesterday and I realized just how much I've been reading lately :D

I think what book resonates best for you will depend on your level of poker knowledge (more complex books when your poker level is more advanced; nothing wrong with introductory books for some people), your motivation level (bigger books only if you are motivated to read through them and shorter if you just want a little reading here or there), your interests (want to read about strategy? mental side of poker? Math of the game? etc.) and so on.

Assuming all of these boxes are checked, then you probably can't go wrong with any of the "classics" you hear around the forums. Brunson's Super System (which I have not read), Caro's Book of Poker tells and so on.

Bible. It shall teach you where you'll be sent afterlife for gambling :evil:

lol funny :D :D :D

As a christian myself, I don't find the Bible ever saying anything directly against gambling...what it does say are many things that should be avoided that gambling brings some. For instance, we should learn to put our trust in God and not "chance" for our decisions - but poker players tend to make informed decisions not by random chance alone.

Also, the Bible also talks about the dangers of the love of money and against "get-rich-quick-schemes" (not that exact wording obviously, but this is the idea). However, disciplined poker players who are successful with bankroll management treat it like a business and realize that there aren't the "get rich quick" stories like casinos want you to believe. Take the case of Moneymaker in 2003...that wasn't an overnight success story. It was a case where an already winning player won a satellite event into the wsop Main Event and then won the entire thing.

As with many things in philosophy and psychology, I think it comes down to mindset, intent and "heart" - some forms of gambling are easily sinful, but it isn't the game itself - it is how we choose to interact with it.
 
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