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Old 07-12-2012, 03:47 AM   #1
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How many poker books have you bought so far?

I have 8 poker books, and I need to buy 2 more(i still do not feel like I know the game enough) does this happened to you? and also, is there site to get poker books cheap or free?
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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5 so far, at least 6 more on my list to buy.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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I have 8 poker books, and I need to buy 2 more(i still do not feel like I know the game enough) does this happened to you? and also, is there site to get poker books cheap or free?
102 in the bookshelf behind me. But that's not all of them, and doesn't count ebooks.

I have a 3 titles I have bought twice, then found, and two of them might be in that shelf, I didn't check. I don't count SS I and SS II as the same book, and have both of them.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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bout tree fiddy.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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Several dozen, but that's just my nature. I'm sure that a person who wasn't so obsessive-compulsive could easily get by with just a few.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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Only 3.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:15 AM   #7
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Just four

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Old 07-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #8
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17 so far
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:57 AM   #9
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102 in the bookshelf behind me. But that's not all of them, and doesn't count ebooks.

I have a 3 titles I have bought twice, then found, and two of them might be in that shelf, I didn't check. I don't count SS I and SS II as the same book, and have both of them.
can you post a picture of your shelf?
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:58 AM   #10
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Only 3.
what are those 3, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:36 AM   #11
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can you post a picture of your shelf?
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:39 AM   #12
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and also, is there site to get poker books cheap or free?
You can get some of them as pirated ebooks.

But if you have a kindle or iphone/ipad with the kindle app, you can get them from Amazon, and the going rate seems to have crashed. A lot of them are <$10 as ebooks for kindle.

I have 11 kindle books in my iphone in my pocket. Bliss.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:33 AM   #13
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I began by buying poker books, but really the best way to improve is online training sites, or even just reading the strategy forums here in 2+2, the latter costing you nothing.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:38 AM   #14
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Owning higher number of books != better understanding of game.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:35 AM   #15
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Owning higher number of books != better understanding of game.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:31 AM   #16
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I began by buying poker books, but really the best way to improve is online training sites, or even just reading the strategy forums here in 2+2, the latter costing you nothing.
Everyone "learns" differently, though, so the on-line training is not "always" the best option. And the real book total is 47, though I have gotten rid of a few less than stellar titles (hellooo Phil Hellmuth).
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #17
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #18
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Bigger please! I want to see how many I can recognize.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #19
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Bigger please! I want to see how many I can recognize.
Your wish is my command...

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #20
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Wow! Would you describe yourself more of a collector or a connoisseur of poker literature? What are some of your favorite books?
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #21
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Wow, what an awesome collection. What are some of your favorites?
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #22
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Re: How many poker books have you bought so far?

"How many poker books have you bought so far? "

All of them.

At one point about 5 years ago I owned every poker instructional book currently in print, and many that were out of print.

Haven't kept up my buying since Black Friday, but my library is big.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #23
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Wow! Would you describe yourself more of a collector or a connoisseur of poker literature? What are some of your favorite books?
I'm a book collector, I guess.

Which books do I like?

In no particular order:
According to Doyle (now "Poker Wisdom of a Champion", I think). More about life than poker

Biggest Game in Town - I read the serialisation in a paper as a 12 year old

The Making of a Poker Player - Seriously good. The "Jesus problem" is mind-blowing.

Maths of Poker - If I were left with one book, this would be the one I chose, obv.

Play Poker, Quit Work and Sleep Till Noon - mainly for the brags.

HoH 2 - possibly the best poker book ever, in terms of the impact of inflection point theory

Education of a Poker Player - classic stories by a poker playing code breaker
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I'm a book collector, I guess.

Which books do I like?

In no particular order:
According to Doyle (now "Poker Wisdom of a Champion", I think). More about life than poker

Biggest Game in Town - I read the serialisation in a paper as a 12 year old

The Making of a Poker Player - Seriously good. The "Jesus problem" is mind-blowing.

Maths of Poker - If I were left with one book, this would be the one I chose, obv.

Play Poker, Quit Work and Sleep Till Noon - mainly for the brags.

HoH 2 - possibly the best poker book ever, in terms of the impact of inflection point theory

Education of a Poker Player - classic stories by a poker playing code breaker
Thanks for the list. What is the "Jesus" problem in Matt's book?
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #25
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Thanks for the list. What is the "Jesus" problem in Matt's book?
You are playing 1-2nl live with Chris Ferguson. Effective stacks are 50k (!).

He opens to 5 in the SB and accidentally exposes his hand. Two black aces. You point this out and get a ruling that the hand is live.

I hope it's obvious that you aren't raising. What is your calling range?
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