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The big four are definitely: Theory of Poker by David Sklansky - perhaps the best book for establishing an understanding of poker theory in general. This one is worthwhile no matter what poker game you're into. Super System compiled by Doyle Brunson - between this and its sequel, you can get a good ground-level understanding of any game. It's not something ...


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There's no way such a price makes any sense. With that money, you can get 20 or 30 other books written by world famous and world champion players; with the help of those books you will definitely improve your game if you're serious about doing it. No matter how good it is, the price is just unjustified. I don't know if I remember correctly, but I think not ...


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For a serious poker book, this isn't the most expensive I've seen. Shootaa (Reid Young) has a book out for around $5k and when it came out it honestly may have been worth the price. The fact is that these tips will allow you to improve your game so much that you'll make more than the price of book in a relatively short period of time. Granted, this is ...


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I would suggest you play some online freerolls to get the feel for online poker. If you can deposit (not sure based on the US rules) then I would deposit as much as you are comfortable losing. Dont deposit $200 if you can only really afford $75 for example. Then you need to stick to some strict Bankroll Management. With regards to books, there are hundreds ...


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Firstly, I'm pretty sure that was my first poker book, and I think its definitely worth reading. Here's a summary of my answer: Question the material. Experiment with the advice,but don't trust without examining it closely. Splitting the book material into Subjective and Objective parts is worthwhile. Pay special attention to Dis-positional vs ...


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Oh yeah, it's got decent content in it, but nothing you won't find if you search through the twoplustwo high stakes forums pretty diligently. Also, no one can put the skills in your brain FOR you. You have to be willing to dig heavily into the math and game theory yourself. The book, "The Mathematics of Poker" is really good for this.


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There's a thread about that book here. Seems like it came out in 2008, so the contents and strategies have probably already percolated through the serious, high-dollar players.


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This question may go Wiki at some point. From the ones I've read, I'd recommend: Every Hand Revealed - Gus Hansen - from a pro who managed to win this one. You see it all, good moves and bad. Harrington on Holdem (Vol 1 and Vol 2) - The basics, and not so basics, of Holdem. A necessary start to get your M moving and your EV in line. Power Hold'em ...


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General strategy Theory of Poker - David Sklansky - (Intermediate) The Theory of Poker is the best all-round poker book you are going to read. It does not address the game of Texas Hold'em specifically, but the true value of the book is that it teaches you how to think like a winning poker player. Starting hand charts and quick-fix rules ...


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The basic book is "how to read a hand" of Ed Miller. You can find the first here One most advanced and most general is "Let there be range" of South and Nguyen. You can find the last here Update: In "Harrington on online cash games : 6-max no-limit hold'em" there is a great chapter on hand reading.


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Building a bankroll. If you want to play modern poker online for cash, "building a bankroll" is the book. You will find all the other poker books wrote on this argument until now superficials. It is not for beginner players, you must have a good knowledge of the theory of texas hold'em.


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Your question is a great example of some of the math that you need to carry out at the table. The first part is to know the value you're getting from the situation. Since Gus is calling a smaller amount than what's in the pot, there's an overlay available. To do this you take the pot divided by the amount you have to call: 5200/2200 = 2.36. You can express ...


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I would suggest you have a read up on Pot Odds Here are a few sites: Pot Odds Wikipedia The Poker bank pot odds Hopefully these will help you understand.


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There are a lot of questions here and I'm only going to address your casino concern. I would bet that your casino spreads a 3-6 Limit game, $60 min buy in. I would take $80-$100 and sit down at that table first. The action is usually slower and you'll be less likely to lose your roll as quickly as you might at an NLHM table. This will provide you a ...


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When I started playing 6max cash games seriously a few years ago I found this freely available eBook as a very useful tool in helping me learn perhaps the most prevalent concepts in the games even today. The link is to a PDF copy of the book. Ryan Fee's 6 Max NL Strategy Guide


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I have read the book completely. You really need some math knowledge and understanding to be able to follow everything completely. Also, you need to be able to understand the English language enough to be able to understand everything clearly. Is the book worth the price? In my opinion not. However, if you are already on a high level and playing semi ...


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This book was revolutionary when it was released because it was the first to correctly demonstrate how to do EV calcs against a range of hands. That information is widely available now however. So the book is not really worth so much today. At the time of release though it was worth that much to mid stakes professionals looking to improve their ...


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The best books for novice is basically anything from David Sklansky, especially "No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice" As you get more advanced, you need to tailor the sources you read to game you play. If you play SNG, then you need to read about SNG. Collin Moshman wrote rally great books covering SNG and heads up situation. If you play tournaments, ...


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Although poker is changing all the time fundamentally the game is still the same. Its only really peoples strategies that change. If this book has been recommended in several places then its obviously a good book even if it is 5 years old. So you should probably take a look at it, if you get the opportunity. In my opinon the best way to continue to learn ...


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Trying limit games in casino, playing online/using different statistics analysing tools/ watching tutorials/reading books. Anyway this "education" will cost you your bankroll or your time. The alternative way is hiring a poker trainer. But the truth is somewhere in between, as always.


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As Gaz Winter says there is a huge difference between playing online and live. If your aim is to play at casino then try to play with friends (friends that know how to play) twice a week for a month and you will probably have understood the basics of nlhe. If you can play online then do it, you can play for free or for real small amounts versus different ...


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One typically not considered is Play Poker Like the Pros by Phil Hellmuth. Despite his reputation and attitude, this first book by him is really a top down look at the absolute basics. It's a strong starting book that is well complimented by the advanced books which all assume you've read a basic book already.



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