What's the best book to read to understand this site?



I've always been a decent poker player. I typically win and understand probabilities and money management from life experience and trading. I'm an engineer, so I naturally approach things with a certain degree of rigor.

But I'm reading this site and realizing that there's a quantum level of "poker technology" that I never knew existed. What sites or books would you recommend to at least get the terminology and fundamental concepts that are discussed here?


Lee Grey

Posted 2012-08-28T18:09:29.893

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@LeeGrey I take it back; the best place to understand this site is probably to post questions to this site. If we could bootstrap the site itself with a decent corpus of questions and answers, it may become more useful than it currently is. – Cory Kendall – 2013-01-09T08:26:50.570

If that's the case, the place to start is with a glossary of terms and abbreviations/acronyms. It's almost unintelligible to a newbie. – Lee Grey – 2013-01-09T15:10:26.057

See here: http://poker.stackexchange.com/q/486/309

– Radu Murzea – 2012-08-28T21:32:11.077

1http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/ – Tomáš Šíma – 2012-08-29T10:03:11.903

a Villain... :) – Dmitriy Naumov – 2012-08-29T16:29:11.637

2Do you mean understand this site or understand poker terminology?technology? – Toby Booth – 2012-09-01T21:06:55.843

I guess I mean poker terminology and technology. But this site is the only place where I've ever encountered what's here. So, both. :-) – Lee Grey – 2012-09-07T00:33:44.490


It's a little against the idea of this site, but http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/69/micro-stakes-pl-nl/ has people many FAQs and general strategy posts that should get you bootstrapped.

– Cory Kendall – 2012-09-08T05:51:43.330



I assume you are interested in texas holdem(Most common type of poker card game)

Your selection of learning materials depends on type of game you play(Fixed/No limi cash, Heads up, SNG, MTT)

I found nice list of best books. Especially Moshman, Miller, Sklansky are authors who invented a lot of poker terminology. Their explanation of poker decision process and different strategy concepts are based on science methods! ( == math proofs)

You should also definitevely check following links:



(referal link : http://www.pokerstrategy.com/#u56DJM Not sure if its allowed :-/)


Tomáš Šíma

Posted 2012-08-28T18:09:29.893

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Definitely check out the NL forums on twoplustwo: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/7/no-limit-holdem/

Most of the decent online players matured there. It's an enormous source of knowledge, some of it is pure gold. You'll find some incredibly knowledgeable and helpful people.

I highly recommend this collection of forum posts / articles. These are the finest writings about the basics and more advanced concepts of the game, it will put you lightyears ahead of micro / small stakes competition. I remember when i first came by this around 2008, I got so hooked :) Have fun!



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