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 07-16-2012, 09:08 AM #31 journeyman     Join Date: Jul 2011 Location: Ploiesti, Romania Posts: 347 Re: How many poker books have you bought so far? I have less than 10 poker books on my shelf or Kindle. And I feel it's enough.
07-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #32
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Re: How many poker books have you bought so far?

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 Originally Posted by jump115115 From Jesus' POV, He should really fold to any bet on the flop unless he hits a set on a Flop where it's the nuts
If he has the nuts, he goes allin, and you fold, obv.

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 From my POV I would call with ATC, and Bet Bet Bet untill I was All-IN

The solution involves calculating the bet sizes, and "giving up" ranges because he's going to float with unexploitable frequencies.

07-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #33
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Re: How many poker books have you bought so far?

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 Originally Posted by AmazonPrime Owning higher number of books != better understanding of game.
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 Originally Posted by Doc T River As someone who has owned and read a ton of poker books, I have to say I disagree quite strenuously because at times I've got competing theories running through my head due to the sheer number of books I've read. Quantity, in this case, doesn't equal quality.
!= means "not equals."

My collection is somewhere around 60 physical books and 20 ebooks (much prefer the ebooks for non-fiction I'll be referring back to). I find having many different authors' takes on situations beneficial as it forces me to think through their thought process to arrive at a position that makes the most sense. It also helps me understand how some players make the plays they make. Finally, I think it keeps my game a bit less straightforward than many of my opponents' games.

I don't recommend using any particular book or author as a revered authority from whom stone tablets have been handed down and you must play your game within that rigid framework. Try to understand an author's thought process and constantly keep your mind engaged for ways you can generate unexpectedly terrific situations at the tables.

07-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #34
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Re: How many poker books have you bought so far?

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 Originally Posted by Doc T River According to Doyle, which did become Poker Wisdom Of A Champion, is back to the original title. It seems like most of your favorites are more biographical in nature as opposed to playing instructives so I would suggest The Godfather of Poker and Checkraising The Devil. The former is Doyle's autobiography while the latter is Mike Matusow's. My most recent acquisitions, if anyone cares, have been the two Dusy Schmidt books and Elwood's Reading Poker Tells. This last book is going to have the honor, probably dubious, of being the first book I do a review on. NOT because the book is dubious but my writing ability is dubious. All in all, I would say we have many of the same books which is understandable given the volume we both have. Do not let it consume you or your game. Like the one ring, I fear it has consumed me and my next acquisitions will be Little's books, the other two volumes of WPTOHAAT, and a couple of Miller's most recent offerings.
Thanks. I have CR the Devil, and it's pretty good. I generally buy more strategy books than bio stuff, but I tend to find that strat books are thin soup normally. Math of Poker makes a lot of other books obsolete. For example, I was able to calculate triple draw strategies directly using it.

One book I forgot to include was "Hole Card Confessions", which did a great job of graphing different ranges to show how they might be exploitable. Best range-thinking I've seen in a book.

07-16-2012, 09:58 AM   #35
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 Originally Posted by phydaux "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.
Pics or it didn't happen...

 07-16-2012, 05:22 PM #36 centurion     Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Chicago, IL. Posts: 133 Re: How many poker books have you bought so far? Slowjoe: Are you refering to Mathematics of Poker by Bill Chen, Jerrod Ankenman. How do you feel about Moshman's book "Math of Hold'em" BTW, I think I own a book no one on this thread has. A 1st Edition of Doyle's Super System. It's actually titled, "How I made a 1,000,000 dollars playing poker." I think I have 40 books, 10 ebooks, DVD's, Downloaded videos from DC. PXF sub. And I still don't know what I'm doing.
07-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #37
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Re: How many poker books have you bought so far?

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 Originally Posted by sp1ke36 Slowjoe: Are you refering to Mathematics of Poker by Bill Chen, Jerrod Ankenman. How do you feel about Moshman's book "Math of Hold'em" BTW, I think I own a book no one on this thread has. A 1st Edition of Doyle's Super System. It's actually titled, "How I made a 1,000,000 dollars playing poker." I think I have 40 books, 10 ebooks, DVD's, Downloaded videos from DC. PXF sub. And I still don't know what I'm doing.
Kudos for the Brunson book! I'm slumming it with two hardback editions. MOP is Chen and Ankenman.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...2&postcount=12

I wouldn't wipe my arse with the Moshman book. I have a little bit of a psychosis about badly taught math, and that thing is probably the worst example I've come across. It's just a knowledge dump passed through a liquidiser.

And I'm with you on the last bit "don't know what I'm doing". I can analyse a hand, but I can't fold the second best hand.

With the DC sub, they spent a long time going through MOP, so that could act as a companion. The important bit is the optimal strat section, roughly Chapters 10-22 or so.

 07-16-2012, 08:03 PM #38 veteran     Join Date: Oct 2011 Posts: 2,361 Re: How many poker books have you bought so far? Some of those books look like they've never been opened once, I have a number like that. I cleaned out a bunch but still have some 50 or so, with a fair number of duplicates. My personal prize is this one, despite not being able to read it (I have the English version anyway):
07-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #39
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Re: How many poker books have you bought so far?

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 Originally Posted by slowjoe Kudos for the Brunson book! I'm slumming it with two hardback editions. MOP is Chen and Ankenman. >>>Your copy of SS1 looks like it might be a 2nd Edition. You might want to check. I saw a 2nd Edition on Ebay for \$400. http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...2&postcount=12 I wouldn't wipe my arse with the Moshman book. I have a little bit of a psychosis about badly taught math, and that thing is probably the worst example I've come across. It's just a knowledge dump passed through a liquidiser. >>>I have Moshman's book but haven't finished it. Not that it's hard, just not the most exciting book to read. I get bored easy. One of the reasons I've been putting off MOP. A friend who has a masters in mathematics told me it would only be a benefit for heads-up play. And I'm with you on the last bit "don't know what I'm doing". I can analyse a hand, but I can't fold the second best hand. >>>tell me about it. I've been making way too many hero calls. just stop it for the love of god. With the DC sub, they spent a long time going through MOP, so that could act as a companion. The important bit is the optimal strat section, roughly Chapters 10-22 or so. >>>I think I have this series downloaded, but never watched it. Just so much good content on DC, never have the time to watch everything and internalize it.
I responded inside the quote

 07-17-2012, 05:31 AM #40 journeyman     Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Bios Posts: 371 Re: How many poker books have you bought so far? how long did it take you guys to read 100+ books?
07-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #41
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Re: How many poker books have you bought so far?

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 Originally Posted by Zanardi I have less than 10 poker books on my shelf or Kindle. And I feel it's enough.
Smart man.

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 Originally Posted by The Meal != means "not equals." My collection is somewhere around 60 physical books and 20 ebooks (much prefer the ebooks for non-fiction I'll be referring back to). I find having many different authors' takes on situations beneficial as it forces me to think through their thought process to arrive at a position that makes the most sense. It also helps me understand how some players make the plays they make. Finally, I think it keeps my game a bit less straightforward than many of my opponents' games. I don't recommend using any particular book or author as a revered authority from whom stone tablets have been handed down and you must play your game within that rigid framework. Try to understand an author's thought process and constantly keep your mind engaged for ways you can generate unexpectedly terrific situations at the tables.
Sorry, I hadn't seen that symbol before so I didn't know.

I like books that teach me how to think as opposed to those that try to teach me what to think.

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 Originally Posted by bluem3 how long did it take you guys to read 100+ books?
I've got no idea as I didn't keep track.

 07-20-2012, 01:31 AM #42 adept   Join Date: May 2004 Posts: 807 Re: How many poker books have you bought so far? I am going to chime in here because I think I have a very large poker library... probably one of the largest in this community.. Sorry for the multiple photos... I don't have large shelves so they are separated into multiple shelves. I have also included some videos that I have. In some photos, there are some bounded books.. those are the e-books which I have printed (pretty much have most of the major ones except for Miller's latest one). As you can see, I have a lot of books I regret buying and probably should throw out. I also have another 5 or 6 on my Kindle and probably a few more in my house (i.e. Zachary Elwood's Tells Book) that are left out. Just doing a quick count, I probably have around 160 to 170 books if I include the E-books and kindle books.... I probably only read about half of them and have reread a lot of the classic ones. Last edited by avatar77; 07-20-2012 at 01:38 AM.
 07-20-2012, 02:33 AM #43 centurion   Join Date: Nov 2009 Posts: 107 Re: How many poker books have you bought so far? 3
 07-20-2012, 03:52 AM #44 veteran   Join Date: Jun 2012 Posts: 2,180 Re: How many poker books have you bought so far? Why so many freaking books? LOL.
07-20-2012, 04:52 AM   #45
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Re: How many poker books have you bought so far?

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 Originally Posted by avatar77 I am going to chime in here because I think I have a very large poker library... probably one of the largest in this community.. Sorry for the multiple photos... I don't have large shelves so they are separated into multiple shelves. I have also included some videos that I have. In some photos, there are some bounded books.. those are the e-books which I have printed (pretty much have most of the major ones except for Miller's latest one). As you can see, I have a lot of books I regret buying and probably should throw out. I also have another 5 or 6 on my Kindle and probably a few more in my house (i.e. Zachary Elwood's Tells Book) that are left out. Just doing a quick count, I probably have around 160 to 170 books if I include the E-books and kindle books.... I probably only read about half of them and have reread a lot of the classic ones.
it's still hard to believe w/ the proof of pictures. nice collection!! does your friends/family members say anything about your collection?

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