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Ace on the River: an Advanced Poker Guide – Barry Greenstien. This book is designed to improve the play of all poker players from beginners to experts. Focuses on poker strategy and much more, including psychology of poker, money management, family issues, and sex. This is the first truly “advanced” guide to poker. 320 pages.
Ace and Kings – Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan. Profiles the most successful and top poker players in history. The book also gives how-to advice and poker strategy taken from real life scenarios at high stakes poker tables. 288 pages.
Bad Beats and Lucky Draws – Phil Hellmuth. A nine-time WSOP champion, Phil Hellmuth gives his readers poker strategies, winning hands, and colorful stories from the professional poker tour. 256 pages.
Big Book of Poker – Ken Warren. This books teaches you how to play and win at every type of poker game- cardrooms, casinos, home games, and internet. The book will also teach you how to bet raise, check raise, bluff, semi-bluff, and how to take advantage of position and pot odds. You will learn how to read a tell, manage your bankroll, and master the art of poker lingo. This is a great book for all poker players. 336 pages.
Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom. Anthony Bolden. Anthony Bolden won the 1988 WSOP with 167 players and a first prize of $270,000. The 2006 WSOP had 9,000 players and a first prize of $12 million, the richest in any sport. Holden is back and trying to win another world title and this book is your guide to the world of modern poker, the players who dominate the game and the multibillion-dollar business it has become. 304 pages
The Biggest Game in Town – A. Alvarez. A classic that deals with the world of high-stakes of poker in Las Vegas and more specifically with the World Series of Poker. 192 pages.
The Book of Bluffs: How to Bluff and Win at Poker- Matt Lessinger. Shows poker players how to get their opponents to fold, no matter how strong a hand they have been dealt. The book shows how you can bluff and win while holding an inferior hand. 256 pages.
Caro’s Book of Poker Tells- Mike Caro. A great book which takes a detailed look at the art and science of tells, such as shrugs, sighs, eye contact, and much more. The book will let you read your opponents and their hands. 320 pages.
Championship Hold’em Tournament Hands – T.J. Cloutier and Tom McEvoy. A must have for Texas hold’em tournament players. Cloutier and McEvoy, two legends of the game, show you how to become a winning tournament player at both limit and no-limit hold’em games. This book gives great insight into how tournament poker is played at the highest levels. 368 pages.
Championship No-Limit & Pot Limit Holdem – T.J. Cloutier & Tom McEvoy. The two authors have won many no-limit and pot-limit hold’em cash games and major tournaments around the world. They have won eight WSOP bracelets and numerous other titles. This is one of the best guides to winning two of the world’s most popular poker games. This book combines Cloutier’s and McEvoy’s expertise and experience to bring you the best advice how to make money playing these games. 211 pages
Championship Tournament Poker – Tom McEvoy. A favorite of many professional players. McEvoy gives you inside secrets that helped him win millions of dollars in tournaments and insights he has learned competing against the best in the world. The book also gives strategies on how to win in 11 different games. 428 pages.
The Complete Book of Hold’em Poker – Gary Carson. Gary gives great tips and teaches strategies in Hold’em that vary with the style of the game. For example, the strategy and tactics used in the tight Las Vegas games are not the same as those used in the very loose and aggressive games of SW Louisiana. 313 pages.
Daniel Negreanu’s Power Hold’em Strategy – Daniel Negreanu. This book takes an inside look at professional secrets and winning strategies for Texas Hold’em Poker through the eyes of the greatest players, theorists, and world champions of hold’em. The book covers every area of hold’em games- limit, no-limit, and pot-limit and is a must for all serious players. 672 pages.
Dirty Poker: The Poker Underworld Exposed – Richard Marcus. Richard Marcus talks about a practice that is very common in the world of poker- Cheating. It’s is going on all over, from online poker and major tournaments to regulated card rooms. This books details how cheaters operate, what methods they use and how to spot them. 271 pages.
Doyle Brunson’s Super System: A Course in Power Poker – Doyle Brunson. This book has separate sections on a variety of poker games, including Draw, Stud, High-Low Stud, Lowball, and Hold’em. Brunson has used a different expert for each of these games, while writing the section of Texas Hold’em himself. This book is helpful for both beginners and expert players. 605 pages.
Doyle Brunson’s Super System 2: A course in Power Poker – Doyle Brunson. This book gathers the best players, theorists, and world champions and goes beyond the original book with more games, new authors, and more professional secrets from the greatest poker players in the business. This book is known as the most influential book ever written about poker. 624 pages..
52 Tips for Texas Holdem Poker – Barry Shulman. This is an easy to understand, how-to-book on how to play Texas holdem poker. The book is filled with practical tips and strategies that make learning and improving your game fun and easy. A great book to help improve your game. 154 pages.
Gambling for a Living – David Slansky and Mason Malmuth. The authors of this book are both professional gamblers and they teach you how to gamble for a living. The key is to know which games are beatable and how to beat them. The games include poker, blackjack, horses, sports, progressive slots, casino tournaments, and special promotions. 305 pages.
Getting Started in Hold’em – Ed Miller. Ed Miller went from beginner to professional in less than 1 Ã‚Â½ years and in this book he guides you to the same winning path. The book gives you the main principles that professional players use, from preflop hand valuation to why chips change value in tournaments. It’s a perfect book for the serious competitor and it teaches you how to win.
Hold’em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner – Lou Krieger. As the title states, this book shows you how to advance from the ranks of a beginner to that of a winner. The book is divided into three sections, it is designed to move you from “Basic Holdem Education” to “Earning Your Degree” and finally to “Post Graduate Work”. This is a great book for beginners and will definitely improve your game. 159 pages.
Hold’em Poker – David Slansky. This book is a great read for anyone looking to play in Vegas, online poker, or any place where texas hold’em is offered. The first in-depth book on how to play limit hold’em but it has been updated since it’s first publication to include play with the new blind structure. 110 pages.
Hold’Em Poker for Advanced Players – David Slanky and Mason Malmuth. The first edition of this book appeared in 1988. Many of the concepts in the book, which were only known to a small group of people, were now available to anyone who had a desire to become an expert poker player. This book has added over a 100 pages of new material, including sections on loose games and short-handed games. Other topics include play on the first two cards, semi-bluffing, reading hands, and psychology. 332 pages.
Hold’em Wisdom for all Players – Daniel Negreanu. This book is geared towards beginners and novice players. If you want to learn how to play and win at Texas Hold’em poker, this is the perfect book for you. Daniel shows you how to learn the game right now and get instant success at the tables. There are fifty easy to learn sections that focus on key winning concepts. 160 pages.
How To Win The Championship: Hold’em Strategies For The Final Table – T.J. Cloutier. T.J. is considered one of the best tournament poker players ever, with 59 major tournament titles and 39 final tables at the WSOP and he has compiled tips and strategies to help you get to the final table and win the big money. This book will teach you how to adjust your play depending on your stack sizes, antes and blinds, table position, opponents styles, and chip counts. A must book for all poker players. 288 pages.
Internet Poker: How to Play and Beat Online Poker Games – Lou Krieger & Kathy Watterson. Lou and Kathy describe the new and exciting world of poker with virtual tables and real money. This book is a reference as well as a great tutorial and includes a CD with free poker software. It also offers a bonus chapter with 125 interactive hands to prepare you to play internet poker for fun or for real cash. 202 pages.
The Mathematics of Poker – Bill Chen and Jerrod Ankenman. This book strays away from the traditional approaches to the game of reading a players’ hand from betting patterns and physical tells. Bill and Jerrod talk about today’s game which uses the tools of computer science and mathematics to poker. The book provides an introduction to quantitative techniques as applied to poker and to a branch of mathematics that is only applicable to poker, game theory. 382 pages.
More Hold’em Excellence – Lou Krieger. This book goes beyond the basics of poker, it takes you into the mind and decision making processes of professional poker players. It gives expert information and advice on a broad range of topics. Lou Krieger lays out a step by step plan to making you a winner in most of your poker games and tournaments. 188 pages.
Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour – David Apostolico. David, who has toured with the professional poker tour, takes you through hands that he either played or that he observed while giving a detailed analysis that will teach you to think like a pro. Assessment, adaptability, and smart strategy are your greatest assets while playing poker and this book will help you learn it all from professional poker players on tour. 155 pages.
Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book: Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Texas Hold’em – Phil Gordon. The co-host of “Celebrity Poker Showdown”, Phil Gordon is one of the best poker players in the world and is fast becoming one of the most sought towards more after teachers of No Limit Texas Hold’em. Phil has kept notes on everything he’s learned for the past fifteen years and has put all his notes about No Limit Texas Hold’em into this little green book. Phil offers tips on how to think about poker and how to develop a singular style of play. This book ranks with Super System by Doyle Brunson and The Theory of Poker by David Slinky. 320 pages.
Phil Hellmuth Presents Read ‘Em and Reap: A Career FBI Agent’s Guide to Decoding Poker Tells – Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins, and Phil Hellmuth. This is a great book to take your game to the next level. Poker is part luck, part math, and part skill. However, the ability to read others and keep your own tells in check is just as important. Joe Navarro worked with the FBI for 25 years and he is currently an adjunct faculty member at the FBI’s counterintelligence Division. He also does poker seminars and offers personal consulting services to poker players. This book uses Joe Navarro’s techniques and Hellmuth’s examples to help you read other players while keeping your “tells” concealed. 213 pages.
Poker Essays, Volume 1 – Mason Malmuth. This is a great book and a must have for both holdem and stud players. Malmuth teaches you the general concepts of poker, including technical ideas, structure, strategic ideas, tournament notes, and poker quizzes. This is great reading for all serious poker players and the information provided should help improve most people’s game. 262 pages.
Poker Essays, Volume 2 – Mason Malmuth. This is a follow-up to his first book, poker essays. This volume contains the same topics that were included in the first essay, which include general concepts, technical ideas, structure, strategic ideas, in the card room play, quizzes, and two new topics- erroneous concepts and something silly (humorous true stories). Again, the information provided in this book should improve your game. 288 pages.
Poker Essays, Volume 3 – Mason Malmuth. Malmuth teaches you how to win like the small percentage of players who win big money by mastering the proper skills. This volume includes the essays the author wrote from 1996 through 2001. The topics include: General Concepts, Technical Ideas, Strategic Ideas, In the Card rooms, Hands to Talk About, and The Caffone Quiz. This volume offers the above and much more to turn you into a master poker player. 270 pages.
Professional Poker: The Essential Guide to Playing for a Living – Mark Blade. Like the title states, this book is essential if you want to play poker for a living. The book will teach you about poker odds, expert level playing skills, managing bankrolls, work hours, tournaments vs. cash games, travel, emotional control, paying taxes, getting staked, and online play. Mark Blade has been a professional poker player for over 10 years and he brings his expertise to you in this indispensable book. 282 pages.
Small Stakes Hold’em: Winning Big With Expert Play – Ed Miller and David Slansky. Texas Hold’em is the most popular game for poker players and small stakes hold’em is played in all corners of the world, from card rooms and homes to the internet. This book teaches you all you need to know to become a big winner in small stakes hold’em. It teaches you the aggressive and attacking style used by most professional players. This book gives you clear examples on how to think and play like a professional player. Topics in this book include implied odds, pot equity, speculative hands, position, the importance of being suited, hand categories, and much more. 369 pages.
Texas Hold’em Odds and Probabilities: Limit, No-Limit, and Tournament Strategies – Matthew Hilger. All decisions made at the poker table are in one way or another related to odds and probabilities. Every decision making process such as deciding to bet, call, fold, raise, or even bluff involves odds and probabilities. This book covers all forms of the game, including limit, no-limit, and tournament situations and teaches you how to apply the odds to make better decisions. The book also includes in-depth charts and statistics on Texas Hold’em. 256 pages.
The Book of Bluffs: How to Bluff and Win at Poker – Matt Lessinger. This book describes not only what to look for in a player when in a poker game, such as movements, gestures, and facila expressions to determine if they are bluffing but it also shows you how to get your opponents to fold no matter how strong a hand they have been dealt. This book teaches you the art of bluffing and how to win a hand while holding the inferior cards. 230 pages.
The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success. Ian Taylor and Matthew Hilger. This book offers you the secrets of the poker mindset, which is the seven core attitudes and concepts that ensure you have the optimal emotional, psychological, and behavioral framework for playing superior poker. Taylor and Hilger also discuss topics such as “Tilt” (what it is and how you can avoid it), bankroll management, opponents, downswings, and bad beats. 280 pages.
The Theory of Poker – David Sklansky. David Sklansky teaches you to think and play like an expert poker player. This book gives a unique insight to the game of poker and it covers many topics and concepts making it a complete book on poker. Many of the concepts discussed in the book are usable in any form of poker. Some of the topics include the value of deception, bluffing, raising, slow playing, psychology and much more. 276 pages.
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players – David Slansky. Tournament poker may look like a lot like a normal poker game but it is very different from a standard ring game. There are various factors that can lead to proper strategy that is very different than what most players are familiar with. This book explains tournament strategies and tournament concepts and when & where to use them. A few of the topics include the effect of gong broke, The Gap Concept, how chips change value, adjusting strategy, all-in strategy, the last table, and much more. 254 pages.
Weighing the Odds in Hold’em Poker – King Yao. This book is geared more towards intermediate and advanced players only. The main focus of this book is mathematics in Texas Hold’em. Players with a strong mathematics background will greatly benefit from this book and those with less mathematical ability can vastly improve their game from learning this type of analysis. Yao also discusses bluffing, odds, player types, and position. This is a very informative book and highly recommended. 351 pages.
Winning Low-Limit Hold’em – Lee Jones. This book has become the major reference on playing Texas Hold’em at the lower limits with revisions and additions since it’s publication in 1994. This book is a great source on tips and strategy for anyone that plays low-limit Hold’em. It will give you a solid foundation and make you a winner in most Hold’em games you join. 200 pages.
Winning Poker: 200 Rules, Techniques, and Strategies – Dean Matthewson and Angie Diamond. This book is describes the major games as well as other unique games. The major games include, Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Five-Card Stud.The more unique descriptions have games like, Baseball, Night Baseball, High-Low, Roll Your Own, Guts, and High/Low Chicago. Dean and Angie give you strategies and tips to keep you on top of your game, including how to read a bluff, how to analyze a game, decipher poker slang, and many more insightful topics. 112 pages.