My Complete Poker Manifesto, Part XI: Studying The Game of Poker
January 31, 2012 5 Comments
If you truly want to master the game of poker, you must study, and study a lot.
When you first begin I recommend a balance of 50% reading and 50% playing and applying the concepts you learn from reading.
I have read about 20 different poker books along with a wide variety of poker articles.
Here are the top 5 books I recommend for beginning poker players looking to develop their game:
You can read the description and information about each book by clicking the individual link.
Doyle Brunson and Phil Gordon outline some good basic aggressive strategy for no-limit cash games.
If you read Doyle’s book, you will see he has a sickening approach when he sits down at a poker table for a game.
A quote from Doyle’s books from Doyle himself:
“I go into a poker game with the intention of completely destroying it.”
And he certainly does.
This is why Doyle is known as the godfather of poker.
The Harrington series is the ultimate testament of poker. Dan Harrington is a professional poker player who is known best for his back-to-back World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table appearances in the summer of 2003 and 2004.
This is quite an amazing feat for any tournament professional especially with the MASSIVE player fields at the WSOP in the recent decade.
All these books are must reads for aspiring players. They will teach you a solid aggressive strategy and all about the statistical nature of no-limit hold’em.
If you purchase these books through this website, email me with the confirmation email and I will send you a 5% discount via PayPal upon receipt of purchase!
If you are a student like me and you have an Android phone, you can also download this free Amazon Student application.
A great application for comparing textbook prices if you shop for books online.
Part XII: Playing Online Poker to be posted tomorrow!