I have just recently purchased and read Caro’s Fundamental Secrets of Winning Poker written by Mike Caro, the “Mad Genius of Poker”. The book contained only 158 pages but there was a lot of meat to be gleaned for both the amateur and the professional poker player. Mike’s writing style is interesting in that he likes to use blackboards to highlight his main talking points and he has a lot of them.
This book contained tips and thinking points and sayings. Some of the tips pertained to seven-card stud, seven-card stud high-low, Hold ‘Em, and draw poker. He had tips about why you can really win at poker, how to play poker, general winning advice, money management tips, and much much more.
For example, one of the tips pertaining to bankroll management said “Protect your bankroll! Money you don’t lose is the same as money you win”. He talked about not going on tilt and just throwing your money in the pot, trying to get even after you had a series of bad beats.
There is a lot that can be learned or re-learned just from reading this book. If nothing else, you get to catch a glimpse of what is in the mind of Mike Caro. I highly recommend you read this book.
Have you read any of the other Mike Caro books? How has that helped your game?