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theres a saying that poker books ruin your game and theres some truth in it if you ask me... however, thats not to say we aint well read!
if you are playing online poker i wouldnt bother with the books. i have played many online tourneys with 400 players and reached the final table a number of times using the simple strategy of grinding, theres no other way.
fold everything and wait ... and wait ... and wait... until you get high pairs or AK. then go all in! you need a little luck but will be playing the odds... as the blinds go up so slowly and you start with a big chip stack you shouldnt be anted away.
you might want to be reading your book on real poker at the time as this strategy is like watching paint dry. highly effective though.
as for good poker books at the intermediate level...
i liked the following to improve understanding of reading players:
The Education of a Poker Player
i liked the following to understand how improve my Hold Em game:
Thursday-Night Poker: Understand, Enjoy, Win
i have no doubt others will have differing opinions! I have read some of the 'system' books but find no enjoyment in becoming a poker robot...
you might of course...