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2/10/11 4:37 PM
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I have a lot of poker books.

Some I have read a few times, some I am still working through and some I haven’t even touched.

Here are the ones I have found helpful so far:

A. Basic:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 1st Ed
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed

B. Advanced
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

C. Tells
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read Em and Reap

D. Tournaments
Harrington On Hold ‘em Vols. 1, 2 & 3
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vols. 1 & 2
Kill Phil (as an introduction to long ball poker)
Kill Everyone
The Poker Tournament Formula Vols. 1 & 2

E. Cash Games
Harrington on Cash


I would appreciate any comments, criticisms and/or any recommended additions to this list.

Thanks
2/10/11 4:38 PM
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Right now I am actively reading The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 and Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 2

2/10/11 6:37 PM
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I would add Theory of Poker and Professional No LImit Hold em Vol. 1
2/10/11 7:38 PM
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Spuds Buckley  - I would add Theory of Poker and Professional No LImit Hold em Vol. 1


Hi Spuds

I've have Theory of Poker but I haven't read it.
Have you read it?
How did reading it affect your game?

Thanks

2/11/11 3:17 PM
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SiftMyMind - Right now I am actively reading The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 and Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 2


 vol 1 -2 areEXCELLENT
2/11/11 7:12 PM
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Spuds Buckley  - I would add Theory of Poker and Professional No LImit Hold em Vol. 1


Hi Spuds

I've have Theory of Poker but I haven't read it.
Have you read it?
How did reading it affect your game?

Thanks



Good basic fundamentals, and a good lesson in how to think about the game. Fundamental Theorem of Poker, good implied odds/pot odds etc explanations. My favorite is PNLHE V 1 but ToP is a must read
2/11/11 8:55 PM
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Harrington's 6-max book

Full Tilt Poker Strategy (tournament edition)

And lots of people rave about the e-books (but i haven't read them, so don't know): easy game, poker blueprint
2/16/11 6:49 PM
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SiftMyMind - I have a lot of poker books.

The Poker Tournament Formula Vols. 1 & 2

Harrington on Cash


I would appreciate any comments, criticisms and/or any recommended additions to this list.

Thanks


I own all books listed except the ones above. Now, I am guessing that all that you play is hold em. If so, you have already read my recommendations (Harrington series, always). Now, another great book is Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Poker by Jeff Hwang. Now I know it is not about hold em but if you play any Omaha at all this book is a must. I even think it can help your hold em game.

Basically, if you don't play Omaha you need to start and if you do play Omaha you need to read this book. Even if you only play hold em this book can really put a nice spin on things and help your game.
2/16/11 6:50 PM
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Oh and TOP is a must. The book is the book that defines what you should be trying to do in poker. It is the poker book imo. I mean, theory of poker is a must read/own book if you play with any amount of seriousness. It is required reading if you care about poker.
3/11/11 3:48 PM
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I’ve incorporated the recommended books into the main list (just Hold 'em books)


A. Basic:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 1st Ed
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed
Theory of Poker

B. Advanced:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)
Professional No LImit Hold em Vol. 1

C. Tells:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read Em and Reap

D. Tournaments:
Harrington On Hold ‘em Vols. 1, 2 & 3
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vols. 1 & 2
Kill Phil (as an introduction to long ball poker)
Kill Everyone
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (tournament edition)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vols. 1 & 2

E. Cash Games:
Harrington on Cash
Harrington's 6-max book
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em v1.0 by Ed Miller

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I've been reading The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 and I think it's hurt my game by following the advice.

Maybe I'm missing something.
I think the author makes some good points about certain aspects but maybe I am taking what he says too literally.

I am going to go back to my old game and hopefully my results will improve.
3/12/11 12:35 AM
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SiftMyMind - I've been reading The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 and I think it's hurt my game by following the advice.

Maybe I'm missing something.
I think the author makes some good points about certain aspects but maybe I am taking what he says too literally.

I am going to go back to my old game and hopefully my results will improve.

 winning poker tournaments volume 1-2 are good reread those
3/16/11 6:37 PM
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 TOP might fall under advanced poker books. While it duscusses the very principles of poker some of them get pretty complicated. 

Also, if you are going to re-read anything I would suggest the Harrington Series 1 and 2. 
3/16/11 7:03 PM
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I appreciate Harrington more and more the deeper I get in the game.
3/18/11 10:17 AM
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andre - I appreciate Harrington more and more the deeper I get in the game.


Andre,

The Harrington on Cash or the Harrington On Hold ‘em book series?

How helpful has The Harrington on Cash series been to your development for playing cash games?

Thanks

3/18/11 10:29 AM
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PoWdA101 - ... Also, if you are going to re-read anything I would suggest the Harrington Series 1 and 2. 


Which Harrington Series are you referring to? The one for cash or the one for tournaments?

3/18/11 10:40 AM
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Here's the updated book list based on recommendations, etc.:

A. Basic:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 1st Ed
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed
Hold 'Em Poker (David Sklansky)
Kill Phil (as an introduction to long ball poker)

B. Advanced:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Theory of Poker
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)
Professional No LImit Hold em Vol. 1

C. Tells:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read Em and Reap

D. Tournaments:
Harrington On Hold ‘em Vols. 1, 2 & 3
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
Kill Everyone
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vols. 1 & 2
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (tournament edition)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vols. 1 & 2

E. Cash Games:
Harrington on Cash Vols. 1 & 2
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em v1.0 by Ed Miller



Please keep the comments coming!
3/18/11 11:15 AM
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SiftMyMind - I've been reading The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 and I think it's hurt my game by following the advice.

Maybe I'm missing something.
I think the author makes some good points about certain aspects but maybe I am taking what he says too literally.

I am going to go back to my old game and hopefully my results will improve.

 winning poker tournaments volume 1-2 are good reread those


okay bro...will do
4/26/11 9:42 AM
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Updated List:

A. Basic:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed.
Hold 'Em Poker (David Sklansky)
Kill Phil (Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson)

B. Advanced:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Professional No Limit Hold em Vol. 1 (Matt Flynn and Ed Miller)

C. Tells:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read Em and Reap

D. Tournaments:
Harrington On Hold ‘em Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Kill Everyone (Lee Nelson)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 & 2 (Arnold Snyder)
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (Tournament Edition)
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 1 & 2

E. Cash Games:
Harrington on Cash Vol. 1 & 2
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

F. Online Cash Games / 6-Max:
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em v1.0 (Ed Miller)


4/26/11 9:45 AM
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Have I left any books out that someone has found to be very important?

4/26/11 10:54 AM
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Don't forget Phil Gordon's little green book. I think it's the best overview of important concepts and situations.
4/26/11 6:00 PM
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TigerDriver - Any recommendations on a limit hold'em book? Is Jennifer Harman's section in Super System 2 worth reading?

I'm also looking for a book on plo?

 For plo check out jeff hwangs  1st book .. its very good for starting plo, his 2nd book is huge with alot of good info but you def want to read first book..first.

Jennifer Harmon..I beat her heads in a freezout 10-11 years ago. Daniel negreaneau was sweating us..lol.

My buddy got 4-1 odds by betting Daniel I would win the freezeout.

Yeah I was pretty good at that limit holdem stuff

4/27/11 11:24 AM
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TigerDriver - Any recommendations on a limit hold'em book? Is Jennifer Harman's section in Super System 2 worth reading?


Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth) is primarily a LIMIT hold'em book.

Try that one.
4/27/11 11:26 AM
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andre - Don't forget Phil Gordon's little green book. I think it's the best overview of important concepts and situations.


Do you think I should list it as Basic or Advanced?

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