i started to play hold'em seriosly (when i say seriosly i say solid poker) before 5 months. i started from nothing (knowing absolutely nothing about this wonderful game)
after 5 months of serious play (every day - few hours (no less then 5)) i think i reached one point of really solid play (and this forum did too much for me improving my style and play). i had the rule (even if i had huge bankroll) not to play on higher stakes and not to play nl games. i played 1$ hups, s&gs for 1 and 2$ (and i still like to play there). but now i slowly started to play on higher stakes, sometimes i go to nl (0.1/0.2, 0.2/0.5), higher buy-in tourneys and sattelites. for nl i found that that profit can be really good and fast there, but you must be in right mood to enter there and to have too much patience waiting for your hand.. every pot you win here will be higher than 10-15 BBs, and that rule 1 big pot in 1 hour can really be profitable. (of course if you have couple of hours to play, or if some loser don't suck you on river with 75off catching str8 or 4-card flush).. but i realized too that bad beats are crucial part of poker, and sometimes there is no chance you can beat "idiot". (crucial rule of poker too, is not to bluff them, because you are going to be called in every case).. i named this thread holdem nl books.. uff.. i talk too much,and i didn't mentioned any book so far.
so, i want to raise my game play on higher level (i realized too (lol, i learnt too much
), that holdem is game where you are improving through the lifetime (you always can and MUST improve, if you want to be really good)), and there is no good poker player in the world who didn't read any poker book. now i won some extra cash.. (some on poker, some on betting sites), so i want to buy 3-4 poker books but i really don't know what books to choose and what authors are best in poker literature. so i was thinking that somebody of experienced guys can give me the advice?
i want one book about hold'em strategy, one about cash games, one about multi table tournaments play, and one about multi tournament play at late stage
it don't need to be 4 books, it can be one or two books
sorry for lenght of post - it could be said in 2 sentences