Joined: Nov '09
Age: 48 (M)
Depends on the level of play you are currently at. The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky was considered advanced in its day, but now I would consider it essential reading if you have a couple of solid months online under your belt. So how skilled do you consider yourself to be?
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 33 (M)
For meaningful recommendations you really need to provide a bit more background about yourself and what you're interested in focusing on.
Basically - describe your current skill level, your strengths & weaknesses and goals.. And also describe what format and stakes you want to become proficient at.
"I currently play $5, 6max, speed SNGs and have an ROI of 3%. I tend to do well during the early & mid stages but I have a bad conversion rate (lose the HU more often than win). I would like to continue focusing on this format and aim to be playing $10-$15 games within 6 months."
Then basically you would receive recommendations regarding - speed SNGs, 6max SNGs and HU sngs (for end-game dynamics).
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
Definately agree with MACUBAAS. Irrespective of the level you want to play at, or to, The HARRINGTON on HOLDEM series is a fantastic read and challenges your already learned way of playing to play differently. Another good one is the Phil HELLMUTH starter book which does the basics really well.
If all else fails, resort to Holdem for Dummies!!!!!
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
well dude i will share this secret info with you...there is one underground writer who has released a killer series on how to crush online poker...u must buy all 3 parts to reach the super pro poker player status:
Author: Staniel Fuckeranu
Part 1: "How to play like a drunk russian donk - in other words: how to make a living from poker"
Part 2: "The secrets of proper bankroll management- why they don't want you to know that 2BI's is more that sufficient"
Part 3: "How to reach supernova elite status drilling only play money tables"