Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 42 (M)
I tryd reading a book about the math of poker and to be honest it confused me, think id need a degree to understand it, however iv just got hammington on hold`em and its making a very good read, but its for tourn play so id say find the game you want to play then find the book to suit,(just spoted Eeben post so that 2 for hammington)
HArrington on Holdem is the BEst Book about Tournament play. The Books by David Sklansky are very good too. His Theory of POker is a classic, but deals with very fundamental things that apply to all kinds of poker, not Hold Em especially. And of course Doyle Brunson's Super System
Joined: May '08
Age: 40 (M)
if you ask me: dont read too many books. you could confuse yourself with too many gambling concepts. some of the books are really deep, you know...? i prefer understanding 2 to read a dozen of em...
there is also a lot of great pro-articles on the net; if you dont know yet where to focuss this might be good reads for you.
this said: there is tons of good books out there. myself is reading "Small Stacks Holdem" from Sklansky, Malmuth and Miller at moment. why? because it is a really good book and it deals with the poker i actually play a lot: small stack limit holdem
find your game first. and if you need help on this i advice you to look at the free poker analyst at the cardplayer homepage. helped me a lot to say goodbye to many no limit games where i paid more then earned