This is a discussion on Are poker books still reference to ever-changing gameplay? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Does anyone have any modern and current books that still apply today? All I found were old "cake recipes" hehe. So I wondered whether or
Does anyone have any modern and current books that still apply today? All I found were old "cake recipes" hehe. So I wondered whether or not to read older books like the poker green book.
Nowadays, books are no longer so relevant. it’s better to watch video courses of popular strong players, this will give much more advanced knowledge than books. in most of them the information is outdated
I just recently book Sklansky's Theory of Poker Applied to No Limit. After that is digested, I plan on picking up No Limit Hold'em. Theory and Practice. You can order both at a cost of $37 and change. I'm hoping these two books will help strengthen my game overall. I spend a fair amount of time watching Doug Polk videos.
I'm still doing a lot of my own research on the game, but it seems to me that the info on the internet (video or otherwise) is going to be much more relevant. The books don't update, the content on the internet does.
Books are not fundamental, I think everything moves and changes constantly in poker. Surely they serve as a guide, but should reinforce your knowledge with tutorials PRO players, live classes, and above all experienced. You must play a lot of mistakes you learn.
I can't really recommend any but I do believe that you need to get a solid grounding from a respected source. Most actual winning pros qualify. The basics are the basics and will never change. Beyond that I believe that the most important way to develop is introspection. Whenever I lose a hand I replay it and debrief myself. Did I do something wrong? Sometimes the answer is yes - sometimes it isn't, but I ask myself anyways. If I made a msitake, what should I have done? I do this every single time I lose a hand, and often when I win them too.
I learn from playing Cardschat League games as well. You get to know certain players and their styles. One player, who shall go nameless, can be ultra-aggressive with the crappiest hands.That's not my style, but I've learned from watching him do it that there is a place in my toolkit for that type of play too, in moderation of course.
- Harrington on Holdem (cash or his three tourney books )
- Ed Miller's books
Doug Polk / Upswing
Many people fail to grasp the fundamentals before they focus on less useful stuff. Also, there is so much info out there, you can get overwhelmed.
I also recommend Old School Live at the Bike (free) - most webcasts have great commentary by Bart Hanson and David Tuchman. The games have changed since 2004-2006 but their comments are and would be relevant mostly still.
I think books are great for building a solid foundation for understanding most concepts, even in the modern day game, but, it you want to be bang up-to-date with the way the pros are approaching the game, then Twitch is where you want to be.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
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I value the material on Jonathan Little's Pokercoaching.com. He's got a great slate of interactive content and strong stable of coaches - - Faraz Jaka, Evan Jarvis, Matt Affleck, Michael Acevedo and Tristin Wade. You can try 5 days for free and see if work for you.
I've actually discussed this quite a lot in my new book available on your locavl amazon site. https://www.amazon.com/Mindblowing-Poker-Become-incredible-strategies/dp/B08JB7MGR6/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mindblowing+poker&qid=1601559591&sr=8-1
What I say is that most literature is either out of date, or to trend driven - instead what you need is the tools to make your skillset more timeless. That is the foundation of the strategies in the book.