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I'm looking to get a few poker books (even if they're e-Books) to learn more about the game, and various strategies. Right now I'm OK at poker, but not even close to good. I know some odds, and what to do in certain situations, but I need to broaden my knowledge to switch strategies and be able to capitalize.

Anybody?

     
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Money waste, imo... you can't learn s**t from books, how to be a winning player online.
And all the basics you need for poker (online), you can find on endless sites, articles, forums, coaching vids etc...

BUT, if you really want to see another point view and learn some poker maths, by some professional player, I would suggest you to look into the books of David Sklansky and pick the one which suits your interests and needs.
He and his books are actually very respected and loved by many pro players. Hes also a representative of 2+2 forums.
All other books are garbage, more or less... same s**t, just another name, imo.

     
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Yep. Check the material available for free on the net first.

What kind of books do you look for?

For the basics, Skansky. For tourneys, Harrington on Hold'em.

     
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Enough is going around for free. Take one thing into consideration if You are going to play micro stakes, unless it is explicitly said that some article is talking about micro stakes or poor players it will not work that good or cannot be applied to micro stakes. You can`t bluff poor player, poor players call against ALL odds and in that situation that book is only here to make you more confident about yourself, that you are making right decisions.

     
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Just google some free helpfull stuff, you dont need to buy books to be a good poker player.
Best way is to learn yourself Smile

     
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Posted by DaneMitic:
Money waste, imo... you can't learn s**t from books, how to be a winning player online.
And all the basics you need for poker (online), you can find on endless sites, articles, forums, coaching vids etc...

BUT, if you really want to see another point view and learn some poker maths, by some professional player, I would suggest you to look into the books of David Sklansky and pick the one which suits your interests and needs.
He and his books are actually very respected and loved by many pro players. Hes also a representative of 2+2 forums.
All other books are garbage, more or less... same s**t, just another name, imo.


This says it all

     
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Idident like books,, Thumbs Down

     
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What about every hand revealed writting by Gus Hansen???

Is it a good book?? I heard good comments about ir but I'm not sure already if read it or not.
Have anyone read it?

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Wow, I'm shocked by some of the comments in this thread. But yes to some extent it is true you can learn alot just from reading articles & watching training video's online, some of them are really good, but the majority of these players online, defintely aren't leak free & you will often find yourself improving in areas you WANT to improve or learn about, but neglecting other important aspects, that maybe you never even knew existed. Well thats what i found was the case with me, thought i was a good tourney player... until i read Harrington on Holdem I,II & III & realized how many major leaks I had, without even realizing! Also Sklansky small stakes poker & Sklanksy - advanced poker are really excellent books, but what i found is most of their theories can't really be used at the lower stakes, since you need to be playing against players that have atleast half a mind, & most donks at micros are blithering idiots & will still go all in on bottom pair even if you try the semi bluff squeeze OOP lol

     
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I read Phil Gordon's little green book. It's nice and fast read book. Gives u some nice thoughs

     
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Posted by Plexo:
What about every hand revealed writting by Gus Hansen???

Is it a good book?? I heard good comments about ir but I'm not sure already if read it or not.
Have anyone read it?

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It depends on what are you looking for, if you just want a good read, then Gus's book might be a decent read, but if you want to learn something, you better pick another book. Tongue

I forgot to mention the books of Harrington, from what I've heard and read, they should be pretty good for MTT players, comparable to Sklansky's books.


     
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David Skalnsky's books are the best.
Super System is very good, but that's very general.
Harrington's books are extremely good for tournament play.

     
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Found a great torrent with almost 500MB of E-books, including Sklansky's works and Harrington's works.

Going to print out and read a bunch of them over the next few days.

*** link removed! That's considered stealing! /admin ***

That's the link if you want it.

Edited by Administrator (20 November 2009 @ 09:26 GMT)


     
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Hahaha I got that link too Tongue Lots of good books in it, but imo Super System isn't as good as everyone says it was.

     
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Posted by mmmaaarrrccc:
Hahaha I got that link too Tongue Lots of good books in it, but imo Super System isn't as good as everyone says it was.

As a lot of the other books, it is about play in a casino, not online games.

     
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I'm well aware, but I just dislike the way the advice is given and I really think it's too much of "well, in this spot, you've got a gut shot, so go ahead and raise" and stuff Sad

I'm much more into reading hh and stuff on 2p2 because I think the discussion is far better.

     
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Posted by mmmaaarrrccc:
I'm much more into reading hh and stuff on 2p2 because I think the discussion is far better.

Yep. That is why we say, use the stuff from the net. Smile

     
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Dont spend money 4 nothing Aww crap! just play no real money on live poker sites and do his strategy read forums is better then books because poker is luck catching game Spade Club Heart Diamond so also see and study how play pokers pro players on tv if showing in your country or in huge internet network Tongue

     
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