# What books you recommend with advanced math?

#### lacroir

##### Rock Star
Bronze Level
I'm now reading the Phil Gordon books (Blue, Green and Gold) and after this I was considering learning more into the mathematical and statistical background. There are several books out there, what are your personal recommendations?

#### dreamer13

##### Legend
Platinum Level
Fikhtengolts G.M. The course of differential and integral calculus, 3 volumes - an extended course with numerous examples and typical "Matan" vocabulary and Gmurman V. E. Probability theory and mathematical statistics, textbook. Here it is better to find later reissues, tk. a significant amount of additional and relevant material has been added to them.

#### lacroir

##### Rock Star
Bronze Level
Thank you, I'll definitely check these out!
As I see, these are strictly mathematical materials which are fine and surely will be usefule, but can you recommend something that also draws correlation between this and poker, focusing maybe more on how to apply these during tournaments/cash games/etc? Thanks!

#### Aballinamion

##### Sleeping with the Dark Lady of the Sith
Loyaler
Thank you, I'll definitely check these out!
As I see, these are strictly mathematical materials which are fine and surely will be usefule, but can you recommend something that also draws correlation between this and poker, focusing maybe more on how to apply these during tournaments/cash games/etc? Thanks!
We don’t need sophisticated mathematics to play poker, even if we are playing high stakes. Poker deals with basic mathematics and statistics and most of it is intuitive, once we get practice we don’t even need to calculate equity, pot odds, etc, it becomes our second nature.

#### Bazil777

##### Rising Star
Bronze Level
1. "The Mathematics of Poker" by Bill Chen and Jerrod Ankenman is widely considered to be the go-to book for poker mathematics. It covers topics such as pot odds, implied odds, and expected value, and provides in-depth explanations and examples.
2. "Applications of No-Limit Hold'em" by Matthew Janda is another highly recommended book for players who want to improve their understanding of the game's mathematical and statistical concepts. It covers advanced topics such as range balancing, bet sizing, and hand analysis.
3. "Harrington on Hold'em" by Dan Harrington is a classic series of books that covers a wide range of poker concepts, including the mathematical and statistical aspects of the game. The books offer a comprehensive approach to poker, from the basics to advanced strategy, and include numerous examples and exercises to help readers apply what they've learned.
4. "Essential Poker Math" by Alton Hardin is a beginner-friendly book that covers the basics of poker math and statistics. It includes explanations of pot odds, expected value, and other essential concepts, as well as quizzes and exercises to help readers practice and reinforce their understanding.

#### BetterThanAvgButNotByMuch

##### Visionary
Bronze Level
Those books are too advanced for most and you will not need those strategies for folks that just go by their hole cards. I have the green book and I'm pretty sure that I have another one of the books from that series buried somewhere that I read many years ago.

Go with the "outdated" simpler books to get an understanding of the material and don't just read through it and then . . go to another book. I can't tell you of people "reading" books looking for a secret or something to make them an instant winner and they don't work with the material enough provided by an author and they still don't know basic starting hands, lol. Then they say the book is "outdated", unbelieveable. I know for a fact that Gordon's books are too advanced for low limit online or live games.

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