The Math Of Hold’em - Collin Moshman & Douglas Zare
Math can be a pretty dry and dull subject for a lot of people, and a lot of the books dealing with it tend to be a little too advanced for a lot of players, and often require an academic background on the subject that is beyond most players’ grasp.
Moshman and Zare undergo the not so easy task of looking to provide a significant understanding of poker math while keeping things fairly easy to understand, and they do a pretty good job of it. Moshman’s experience as a poker coach probably helps, as although he is a poker professional with a strong math background, he has spent enough time with everyday players to know how lost they become when the material gets too complex.
Zare, although less famous, is also a poker coach who is also a mathematician, and the two combine to create what may be the best all around book on poker math out there. Even if this subject intimidates you, and your aptitude for math isn’t anything to boast about, you are bound to still get a fair bit out of this book and it will at the very least get you thinking better as far as how poker and the numbers connect.
The material covered is extremely comprehensive and deals well with just about every conceivable topic as far as poker math goes. There is more than enough for even the most advanced math people to sink their teeth into and also takes a more practical approach to the subject than a lot of books do. I’d recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their game.
Rating: 4 out of 5