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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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I haven't tried any full-length books, but the Thinking Poker podcast is a great source of poker strategy in audio format. They always have a good strategy segment in their weekly podcast, and they have two larger for-sale offerings of longer and more in-depth strategy that are high quality. They're at http://www.nitcast.com/collections/all. Their ...


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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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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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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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If you've also read one of Sklansky's older books (Theory of Poker), you'll be familiar with the Fundamental Theorem of Poker: Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have played it if you could see all your opponents' cards, they gain; and every time you play your hand the same way you would have played it if you could see all their ...


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Take no offense please, but "Poker For dummies" by Lou Krieger, is a fair starting point although published in the late 1990's so parts of it are dated as far as the state of online poker is concerned. Nothing that will hurt you it just that Limit holdem was the main game back then and Online poker was in its infancy. Look up two Plus Two ...


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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 strategies....


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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 runs 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 NLHE table. This will provide you a ...


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I recommend: http://haseebq.com/category/philosophy-of-poker/ and the site in general.


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Decide to Play Great Poker by Annie Duke and John Vorhaus is excellent, IMHO.


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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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I have never read that book from Daniel Negreanu, but in general books that are that old are a bit dated. You might still be able to beat an easy $1-$2 game with what are often just tight-aggressive strategies, but there are better books these days. I really like all of Ed Miller's books, and they're oriented towards the small to medium stakes no-limit ...


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For the basic rules, most any of the Hoyle books would be a good starting point. However, you won't get much in terms of strategy.


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Sounds to me like you are looking for Phil Gordon's little Green, Blue, and Gold books. I'll make no claim, but do consider some material in some books is perhaps 'dated.'


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Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo was very enjoyable. As with all good books, they can be "read" more than once. He narrates it himself.


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In my case , I'm currently reading "the theory of poker" and I can tell that the book is really changing my way to think as a poker player. In the other hand, I can't tell you anything about the other version. The only negative aspect of the book I'm reading is that most of the examples to illustrate the concepts explained are of 7 cards stud and ...


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I asked Mason Malmuth he said David has never done a blog. He is however still active at 2+2.


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Best book, I don't know as it's pretty personal opinions, but Master Pot-Limit Omaha the modern aggressive approach by Herbery Okolowitz & Wladimir Taschner is good. Ok strictly speaking not the most beginner friendly but if you want an excellent book, in my opinion, and are willing to seriously digest the information I'd recommend. You will need to ...


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You artificially make this about all-in when it is not. Pretty simple. If you can get someone to take bad odds then take as much as you can. The problem here is you don't really know if they are on a draw. Lets say there is a flush draw on the flop and hero has two pair. Hero shoves for 3 pots. A reasonable flush draw will fold. A set will call ...


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Book recommendations are kind of out of scope. A Sit & Go is a mini tournament. Because of the payout structure a chip you lose is worth more than a chip you win. You need to stay alive. You should be more selective about your hands. Players like Negreanu will play a range of hands and go for pot control. He has some books out. Old school ...


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For future reference for people, I am now reading a book called Easy Game by Andrew Seidman, and it is an excellent book with about 3-4 page long chapters. Perfect for those little reading sessions.


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I really like the Harrington on Hold'em series of books. I've just completed volume I and volume II, although I'm not a huge fan of reading! However, I found the books easy to read - you are given theory followed by examples throughout the books. I also found they were really well broken up into digestible chunks, which meant I could read a bit, put the book ...


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Thanks to over-sophisticated answers like the ones given here it took me forever to understand this stuff.. It's actually way easier to calculate: bet/pot+bet -> 2,200/5,200+2,200=0.297 which translates to 30% "pure" pot odds. So you'd need at least a 30% winning chance to profitably call here.


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Two good books geared towards newer players not mentioned in the other question are: Poker Made Math Easy by Owen "QTip" Gaines This book covers how to do EV calcs in a gentle yet comprehensive way. Hole Card Confessions by Owen "QTip" Gaines How to read players and adjust. The two books taken together form a very good course in NLHE for the serious ...


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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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