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book cover Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King, The : Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time The story of Millionaire banker Andy Beal and his quest to beat the top poker professionals in a series of progressively increasing higher stakes heads up matches.
book cover Illustrated Guide To Texas Hold'em: Making Winners Out Of Beginners and Advanced Players This book has an interesting and unique approach to teach poker skills, relying on over 150 illustrated examples of actual poker situations, rather than overloading the reader with a ton of text explaing complicated strategies and concepts. A great format for new players as they are able to visualize what is happening while author Dennis Purdy explains the reasons for playing a hand in a certain manner. Check out my blog for the full review.
book cover Internet Texas Hold'em: Winning Strategies from an Internet Pro Author Matthew Hilger won over $100,000 in his first full year of playing poker online. He'll teach you the basic poker concepts you need as well what it takes to maximize your profit from playing online.
book cover Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide Barry Greenstein is one of best poker players in the world, playing in some of the biggest cash games arround. Barry discusses poker life in general as well as strategy for advanced players.
book cover Poker: The Real Deal Phil Gordon, Poker Champion and host of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, provides insight into the many facets of the world of poker. He gives you a little bit of everything from the history of poker, to basic strategy to playing in your first card room to tournament strategy.
book cover Harrington on Hold'em: Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments Dan Harrington has been to the final table in each of the last two WSOP main events. In this book he offers expert strategy and advice for advanced players. Highly recommended.
book cover Harrington on Hold'em: Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments The much anticipated second half of Harrington's set of books on No Limit tournament strategy.
book cover Caro's Book of Poker Tells This book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about reading your opponent. It covers everything from betting habits, to subtle changes in behavior, to seemingly nonchalant table talk. There is almost too much information; you can't possibly process it all after reading it just once. I would recommend skimming through the book trying to pick out the main points, and then go back to it on occasion as you notice some tendencies in the people you play with. My only complaint is that the pictures in the book look like they were taken in the 1970s so it makes the book look dated, but all in all I would definitely recommend this book.
book cover Tournament Poker for Advanced Players Tournament poker is somewhat different than your average ring game. Non only do you have to worry about whether or not you are going to win a pot, you have to consider whether you want to risk losing and being pushed that much closer to being eliminated from the tournament. Sklansky covers a number of important tournament topics such as the gap concept, making deals at the final table, and all-in strategy. Its especially worth reading for those of you who are successful in ring games and looking to try tournaments, or for anyone looking to improve his tournament play.
book cover Winning Low-Limit Hold'em (2nd Edition) Low Limit Holdem is a little different than higher stakes and no limit games that you may be used to, or that most books cover. They tend to be much looser, and as such, you have to adjust your play in order to maximize your winning potential. Lee Jones provides good advice on many common situations such as flopping trips, or a strong drawing hand. This book will give you a solid foundation with which you can be a winner at Low Limit Holdem.
book cover Thursday Night Poker: How to Understand, Enjoy and Win Thursday Night Poker has everything you need to win your weekly poker game. This book discusses everything from calculating pot-odds, to avoiding the second best hand, to managing the pot to maximize your winnings and minimize your losses. It also discusses basic strategy to use against a number of typical home game personality types, as well as providing general advice for Hold'em, Five and Seven card Stud, Omaha, and Draw poker.
book cover Poker Nation: A High-Stakes, Low-Life Adventure into the Heart of a Gambling Country Poker Nation takes you into the world of professional poker. Andy Bellin recounts tales of his life as a poker player, as well as the stories of other famous players. Must read for any poker fan.
book cover Pot-Limit & No-Limit Poker There aren't very many books that focus on Pot Limit and No Limit poker out there, but this is one of the best. Learn Pot Limit and No Limit poker for Holdem, Omaha, Stud and many other games.
book cover The Theory of Poker David Sklansky has written a number of books on poker, and is considered by many to be the authority on today's gambling world. This book describes the basic theories involved with nearly every variation of poker played today.
book cover The Winner's Guide to Omaha Poker Learn how to play Omaha poker. This book has both basic advice for the Omaha novice, and some more complex strategies for advanced Omaha players looking to improve their play.
book cover Positively Fifth Street Jim McManus was supposed to cover the World Series of Poker for a magazine article. Follow him as he instead, enters the tournament and ends up at the final table. Some of the background information and stories that McManus provides can be a bit dull, but the excitement of the play by play action in the main event of the World Series more than makes up for it. Check out my blog for a more detailed review.
book cover Hold'Em Poker for Advanced Players David Sklansky has written a number of books on poker, and is considered by many to be the authority on today's gambling world. This book describes the advanced theories needed to play serious holdem poker.
book cover Doyle Brunson's Super System Doyle Brunson has won the World Series of Poker twice. This book outlines many of his strategies. Recommended for more advanced players, this is a must have for anyone serious about poker.
book cover Doyle Brunson's Super System II The much anticipated sequal to Brunson's Super/System features updated sections for changes in today's game. Includes contributions by many of the top poker pros including Johnny Chan, Mike Caro, and Daniel Negreanu.
book cover Championship no-limit and pot-limit hold'em : on the road to the World Series of Poker This has been called the bible of pot limit and no limit poker. Author T.J. Cloutier is one of the top all time money winners at the World Series, and Jim McManus, author of Positively Fifth Street, credits this book with helping him to make the final table of the 1998 World Series of Poker.
book cover The Complete Book of Hold 'Em Poker: A Comprehensive Guide to Playing and Winning Whether you are new to holdem, or an experienced player, this book has something for everyone. From what to expect on your first visit to a poker room, to basic concepts, to advanced holdem strategy.
book cover Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions Ok, so technically this isn't about poker, but I would still highly recommend it. Bringing Down the House chronicles the M.I.T. blackjack teams and how they took Vegas for millions of dollars. Check out my blog for a more detailed review.
book cover Play Poker Like the Pros Phil Hellmuth Jr. is a seven time World Champion of Poker and will teach you how to play like him. He explains popular varieties including Hold'em, Omaha and Seven Card Stud. He also classifies common playing styles that you will find in your opponents, and how to beat them.
book cover Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market and Just About Everything Else
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