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Poker books

    • HariRadovan
      HariRadovan
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      Joined: 01.04.2007 Posts: 744
      When I started playing poker I was really bad. I didnt even realize how bad I was and blamed bad luck for my poor results. Then a friend of mine who plays poker 4 a living recommended me this site and he recommended some poker books to me too. By reading the strategy-articles of PS and reading many poker books I became a constant winning player.

      I think many of you have also read some good poker books and I would be very interested which books you liked the most and why or which books you didnt like and why.
      Please tell me your opinion! I`m very curious.

      By the way, the first poker book I ever read was "Small stakes Holdem" by Sklansky and Malmuth. It is my favorite book, a kind of "bible" for me :-)
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    • wilm
      wilm
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      Joined: 13.07.2006 Posts: 1,583
      Small Stakes Hold'em is a must-read for every selfrespected limit player =)

      Weighting the Odds in hold'em poker is also a nice one. If u are planning to play SH u should go and read limit hold 'em: Winning short-handed strategies. This is a great book and also helps u improve your HU play wich is becomming more normal in fullring games.
    • HariRadovan
      HariRadovan
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      Joined: 01.04.2007 Posts: 744
      I agree with you wilm. Winning short-handed strategies by Terry Borer and Lawrence Mak is a brand-new book that is really great! I learned a lot of tricks and moves by reading it like the river-donkbet or the free-showdown-raise and the hand-quizzes following each chapter are really good too. They also tell you when you should leave the table because you are outmatched, a very important and valuable lesson I think!

      If you liked that book you will also like "winning in tough holdem games" by Stoxxtrader and Zobags. It is a really expert-book IMO and some of the tips you get from that book should be used very cautiousely when playing low-limits (like 3-betting the flop with overcards to get a free look at the river for example) but the "hands with Stox"-chapter is really great, you learn how to think like an expert by reading it.

      More postings like wilms are very welcome ;-)
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
      Black
      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      Originally posted by wilm
      Small Stakes Hold'em is a must-read for every selfrespected limit player =)

      If u are planning to play SH u should go and read limit hold 'em: Winning short-handed strategies.
      Where did you buy those books?
    • wilm
      wilm
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      Joined: 13.07.2006 Posts: 1,583
      bol.com
    • vladnz
      vladnz
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      Joined: 17.01.2007 Posts: 1,355
      amazon dot com