Books of FLH?

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    • Avataren
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      there aren't really all that many new FL books.. most of them are old and the play they advocate is not the style I think is most profitable these days. times change the games and playstyles
    • SonOfSonOfSpock
      SonOfSonOfSpock
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      To expand knowledge, like Avataren said might be hard to find, but the bible is SSHE.
    • YohanN7
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      There's stuff about the game that is independent of fashion. Sklansky's The theory of poker is definitely required reading in Poker 101. That said, the game has changed, and some of the old advice applies mostly to full-ring games (e.g. "buying a free card"), and much is devoted to exploitative play (e.g. "if you think that...") . (GTO is covered though for bluffing and bluff-catching on the river.) This is a good thing since everything nowadays only circles around GTO, which is a pretty bad strategy to apply at the micros if you have any kind of skill at this game and already are winning.
    • jmunger
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      Google - Collection of various Shorthanded Limit Hold'em articles....
    • CoreySteel
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      Agreed to everything that was said here.

      But still think that books have some value. Now that I'm playing the micros I can see that most of the guys are still playing the "old" TAGish game. Lots of players are even nittier than that. So if you learn from the books you can still be at least on the par with them. But if you update your game, it's gonna make a big difference I think.

      How do you update your game? That's a good question, because there's not a lot of material out there. I guess reading this forum, start posting hand for evaluation, be active in discussions and you might get there.
    • jmunger
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      Originally posted by CoreySteel

      How do you update your game? That's a good question, because there's not a lot of material out there. I guess reading this forum, start posting hand for evaluation, be active in discussions and you might get there.
      And watch Coreysteel livestreams. My stats of VPIP and PFR raise a little. And so the other stats... If he can, why I´m not? Of course, his post flop is far better then mine, but I´m learning and improving day by day...
    • Garvante
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      I'm surprised Philip Newall's "The Intelligent Poker Player" and "Further Limit Hold'em" haven't been mentioned. Those books teach you a lot about today's games although the focus lies on Heads Up and "Further Limit Hold'em" isn't really suitable for beginners - better watch Boomer's videos here on Pokerstrategy first.
    • GussGuss
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      Ty Garvante, I'll look!