I have a ton of poker books and I was wondering just how many I actually have. I decided to solve the mystery by counting them! Poker players are so damn smart. And yes, I've read all of them at least once, some three or four times.
The answer if 43. Some players brag that "I've never read a poker book," but they are kidding themselves. A good poker book can definitely elevate your game, not to mention simply the enjoyment of reading one.
How many have you read? Click on this image to enlarge and see my collection. Are any of them the same as yours?
There's the classic Super System sitting on top. I have the five Harrington books in a row, do you see them? Can you spot Phil Gordon's Little Green Book or Caro's Book of Tells? They are all in there.
What's the favorite poker book you've read? Besides the Harrington tournament books (not the cash books, they stink), I probably liked the Lynch, Van Fleet and Turner book Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time the best -- if you play online, it is quite relevant. The Gus Hansen book is eye-opening, and expanded my game. The Read 'em and Reap book has helped my live tournament play.
Which book(s) do you like?
[Question: Am I really sitting around on Saturday afternoon taking photos of poker books? I mean, really!]