Doyle Brunson is widely considered the best no-limit poker player alive and has won millions in his professional career. After winning the World Series of Poker two years in a row, he went on to write the best-selling classic Doyle Brunson's Super System, Now considered the "Bible" of poker for professional players. His second book, Poker Wisdom of a Champion, First published as According to Doyle, is a collection of his most memorable poker tales. Doyle shares what he has learned over the years of traveling the Texas circuit and in private games. Full of real-life characters and too-crazy-to-be-fiction situations, the book highlights the psychology and humanity of poker; with humor, advice and insight.
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Super System: Doyle Brunson. Doyle 'Texas Dolly' Brunson, two-time world series champion, is considered the greatest poker player in the world. He is the acclaimed author of the best-selling Super System, the best poker book ever written The classic on every major no-limit game played today. Chapters written by experts such as Sklansky, Caro, Reese, Baldwin, and Brunson himself. 605p. (hard/also Paperback).
Guide to Super System: Mike Caro. Super System is Doyle Brunson's classic course in power poker which Mike Caro helped to create. While reviewing it for a possible revision, Mike realized that he could give personal insights and instruction based on his own methods of instruction. (8.5 x 11 paper), 88 two-up pages.
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An excellent tool for players at all levels to be successful at limit Texas Hold'em with specific topics focused on Internet play. A comprehensive overview of Texas Hold'em is presented including general poker concepts such as probability and odds, bluffing, raising and check-raising, and deceptive tactics. You'll learn the correct strategies for starting hand play as well as playing on the flop, turn, and river. You'll learn the intricacies of playing on the Internet and the differences in strategies between Internet and live play. Finally, you'll be able to practice all of these strategies on over 200 actual Internet hands. 302p (paper). Realy GOOD Book, a must for Internet players.
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The Official Dictionary of Poker:Michael Wiesenberg.
This is a valuable reference. Completely updated and revised, this edition contains the entire spectrum of poker terminology, from the common ("Texas hold 'em") to the obscure ("Dewey Duck"), here's the one book that explains it all.illustrated by thousands of colorful examples actually heard in cardrooms. You will return to it frequently as a fun read. 277p (paper).
The Psychology of Poker: Alan N. Schoonmaker Ph. D.
Have you ever wondered why some players seem extremely aggressive while others are passive? Why some are tight and others loose? Why some tactics seem to come naturally to you while others don't? This book is concerned with the way that psychological factors affect your own and your opponents' ability to play properly. This text will help explain why you and your opponents play the way you do. 330p (paper).
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Caro's Book of Poker Tells: Mike Caro
New version of the original poker classic. This book really breaks down the art of poker (that is, the ability to read people) into simple categories of tells understandable and recognizeable by anybody. Caro breaks tells down into 2 main categories. Tells from actors, and tells from those who are unaware. The most important are those from Actors. Caro's own explanations about when players are bluffing, when they're not and why. Features photos of players in action. Over,300 pages, Hardback/ Paper.
The Book of Bluffs: Mike Caro and Matt Lessinger
Twenty years ago, Mike Caro wrote the book on what to look for in a player's movements, gestures, and facial expressions--their "tells"--to determine if they were bluffing, It remains one of the bestselling poker books of all time. What Caro didn't do was teach players how to bluff. This Book follows; and shows players how to get their opponents to fold--no matter how strong a hand they've been dealt. Lessinger reveals how, with the correct timing and artistry, bluffing will allow a player to win while holding an inferior hand--the very essence of poker.
Fundamental Secrets of Winning Poker: Mike Caro.
The book based on advice given by Mike at his seminars worldwide. Itis an easy book to read with some worthwhile advice. But(not to be taken as an introductory text,) he offers excellent advice for the small and middle stakes player.Packed with tips and strategies. This is mostly about hold'em, with some tournament strategy. and Caro has a chapter on seven-card stud and another on seven-card hi-lo. His Money (chip) management chapter; is about staying in the game and not going broke) is excellent. 160p (paper).
Guide to Super System: Mike Caro.
Super System is Doyle Brunson's classic course in power poker which Mike Caro helped to create. While reviewing it for a possible revision, Mike realized that he could give personal insights and instruction based on his own methods of instruction. (8.5 x 11 paper), 88 two-up pages.
Bobby Baldwin's Winning Poker Secrets:Mike Caro.
First released in 1979, this is a fascinating account of former world poker champion Bobby Baldwin's meteoric rise to the championship. Covers everything from his early days playing poker in dangerous roadhouses to his high-stakes poker games against other poker legends. It also covers the common mistakes average players make at seven poker variations and the dynamic winning concepts they must employ to win. 200p (paper).
Poker at the Millennium: Mike Caro and Mike Cappelletti.
A textbook teaching professional secrets to mastering the two most popular games of big-money poker, Hold'em and Omaha. A fast-paced, easy-to-follow language, You'll learn the professional secrets to mastering With clear, proven advice and play-by-play examples, you'll quickly master the tactics and techniques needed to destroy both your foes and friends at poker!" 363p (paper).
Master Hold'em & Omaha Poker: Mike Caro.
The foremost authority on Omaha and poker's top theorist team up on this power-packed book on winning money at hold'em and Omaha, the two most popular poker games played today. More than 100 sections detail winning concepts and professional secrets. Tons of examples, winning concepts, odds charts, pull-out concepts, key observations, and detailed play options and examples make this one of the most important poker books ever written.
Professional Hold'em Report:Mike Caro. This brief report discusses ways to improve your limit, pot-limit, and no-limit hold'em game. When to fold, when to raise, when to call. Lots of information in 40p (paper),
12 Days to Hold'em Success: Mike Caro. Limited-Circulation. Caro-guided missions. You concentrate on just one winning weapon each day, learning while you play. 28p (paper) $19.95
Professional 7-Stud Report: Mike Caro. Advanced bankroll building strategies for serious players. 32p (paper),
11 Days to 7 Stud Success: Mike Caro. Limited-Circulation.
Caro-guided missions. You concentrate on just one winning weapon each day, learning while you play. 24p (paper) $19.95
Professional Pai Gow Report: Mike Caro. Advanced bankroll building strategies for serious players. 32p (paper),
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Play Poker Like the Pros: Phil Hellmuth Jr.
He maybe arrogant; but this book is very helpful as the perfect introduction to the world of Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz no matter what level of player you are. Includes Tournament basic and advanced strategies, when to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold. Also includes techniques for reading other players and avoiding going on tilt. Covers brick and mortar and online games and tournament play. 416 (paper).
Phil Hellmuth's Texas Hold'em: Phil Hellmuth Jr.
Many of theTexas Hold Em' tips and strategies in this book are taken from Play Poker Like the Pros, with a chapter added. Here are the rules of the game from the master, "Poker Brat" himself. It includes advice on how to play the hand you are dealt; what to bet, when to raise, when to bluff, when to fold; as well as surefire techniques for developing and trusting in your own ability to "read" your opponents and interpret their moves. (If you do not already have Play Poker Like the Pros; get this one instead.)
Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Phil Hellmuth Jr.
A blow-by-blow account of many hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and European Tour. Phil provides insights into what the players were thinking with his own take on what they (or he) should have done differently. (a lot of people find His take, annoying. Many find entertaining and instructive giving you a seat at the table with best bluffs, reads, and over-the-top plays such as Phil's winning hand bringing his ninth bracelet at WSOP 2003; and the play that knocked him out in 2004.
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book: Phil Gordon.
After 15 Years of keeping notes on what he has seen & learned, the Phil Gordon has poured everything he knows about No Limit Texas Hold'em into this little green book. He plays the role of both teacher and student, offering up insightful tips on how to think about poker and how to develop a singular style of play. Through philosophy, psychology, strategy, math, and the knowledge gleaned from playing poker with everyone from T. J. Cloutier, Phil Ivey, Hank Azaria and Ben Affleck, Phil breaks down the game into enlightening instructional tidbits and illustrative anecdotes that inspire the kind of persistence and motivation necessary to improve your game. Not only is this book entertaining but a real boost to anyone's Poker play.
The Real Deal: Phil "tiltboy" Gordon.
Like a secret society, poker has its own language and customs -- its own governing logic and rules of etiquette that the uninitiated may find intimidating. It's a game of skill, and playing well depends on more than just a good hand or the ability to hide emotion. The first step toward developing a style of play worthy of the greats is learning to :think like a poker player". In a game where there are no absolutes, mastering the basics is only the beginning; being able to pull off the strategy and theatrics is the difference between legendary wins and epic failure. 304p (hard),
Tales from the Tiltboys: Phil "tiltboy" Gordon
You will enjoy reading about the Tiltboys; a bunch of buddies who went to Stanford together and began a weekly poker game that led to Las Vegas and, for a few, to a life of playing poker professionally. Most people really loved this funny, imaginative, entirely entertaining book. Although it talks about gambling, sex, cheating, lying, and drinking, it's really a book about life and the value of friendship. Using the concept of "tilt" as a form of currency in the game of life (to be earned, spent, loved, leveraged and traded).
Everything you always wanted to know about dominating the game, This book will give you the basics of intimidating your opponents, bluffing; and crush the competition.This is a must have for tight players who do not know how to play aggressive. With outrageous tactics from a renegade poker master! Vorhaus shows you how to leave your inhibitions at the door, analyze and fix your own flaws honestly and fearlessly, gain confidence, and play some of the best poker of your life. Teriffic Book. 261p (paper).
Killer Poker Hold'em Handbook: John Vorhaus.
Texas hold'em, the most popular form of poker in casinos and tournaments today, has been said to take five minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. Not anymore. This Book expands the knowlege gained in Killer Poker; to help you to look at your own play (and the holes therein)and gain knowledge, backed with experience, to help refine your play. A revolutionary workbook shows you how to play smart, fearless hold'em, read other players' tells, exploit their flaws, and turn every hold'em session into a winning one. Reccomended expansion of Killer Poker. (paper),
Killer Poker Online: John Vorhaus.
Crushing the Internet Game.
Internet poker. Five years ago, it didn't exist. Now, it's nonstop action, In his guide to winning on the Web, John Vorhaus, tries to pply his killer strategy to the online game. With everything you need to know about crushing the online game. Discover how to scrap your live game strategy and develop a killer internet game; thwart online cheaters; avoid common pitfalls and bankroll cripplers; pick up online tells; decrease the margins for error; prepare for the intensity of online poker's accelerated pace. This book does not cover no-limit which I believe most on-lineplayers play. this one is not highly reccomended; by most players. 278p (paper),
Poker Night Winning at Home, at the Casino, and Beyond:
A smart, funny, and practical guide to mastering the fine art of the home poker game (Entertaining your friends while taking their money) Covering everything from the absolute basics to advanced strategy and smarts. Poker Night is anentertaining manual for anyone who wants to excel at their "home game", where the pots aren't cut and the winning gets personal. Filled with hilarious observations and hard-nosed strategies for beating the rules, this smart, sassy, readable handbook brings poker success; whether you're just learning or already know the difference between a fishhook and a dead man's hand. Share it with friends at your own risk. 288p (paper).
The Strip Poker Kit: John Vorhaus.
Here is the ice-breaker to end all ice-breakers, a zany party-starter for sophisticated fun at gatherings where every guest is a close friend. The color-illustrated book explains strip poker's rules, illustrates winning hands, and offers tips and advice on what to wear before sitting down to play, how to persuade friends to play, and how to keep cool when all you're finally wearing is your poker face. A tongue-in-cheek chapter on strip poker etiquette advises on how to keep remarks discreet and gaffs and blunders to a minimum. Players will find special rules for both regular and high-speed strip poker. They'll also learn winning strategies, and get advice on how to cheat successfully. Packaged with the book is a sassy striptease card deck featuring illustrations that leave little to the imagination.
Winning Low-Limit Hold'em: Lee Jones.
Now in its 2nd edition. This is the best and most recommended book for hold'em novices and low-limit veterans alike. Jones explains in simple terms important concepts: Pre-flop and post flop play, bankroll management and patience, that are necessary to survive in the sometimes insane low limit hold-em games. Jones explains in simple terms important concepts: Pre-flop and post flop play, bankroll management and patience, that are necessary to survive in the sometimes insane low limit hold-em games. It doesn't overwhelm you with tables or statistics, and doesn't spend a lot of time on sophisticated plays. It simply gives you good solid strategies and tactics that will consistently beat low-limit games anywhere. You will read it again & again. 199p (paper).
Super System 2: Doyle Brunson.
Tthe sequel; Super System 2, Poker's Greatest Players Share Their Secrets This superstar lineup is led by Doyle Brunson, along with His hand-picked roster of expert collaborators includes: Daniel Negreanu, multiple WSOP bracelet winner; Lyle Berman, three-time WSOP bracelet winner, & founder of the World Poker Tour. Bobby Baldwin, 1978 World Poker Champion and president of Bellagio; Johnny Chan, two-time World Poker Champion and nine-time WSOP bracelet winner; Mike Caro, poker¿s greatest researcher, theorist, and instructor; Jennifer Harman, One of the ten Top Poker players; Todd Brunson, winner of more than twenty tournaments; and Crandell Addington, a no-limit hold-em legend.
Online Poker: Doyle Brunson.
Your Guide to Playing Online Poker Safely & Winning Money (Paperback) A fast and powerful way to win money online or play for free. Ten compelling chapters show you how to get started, explain the safety features which let you play worry-free, and lets you in on the strategies that Doyle himself uses to beat players in cyberspace. Poker is poker, as Doyle explains, but there are also strategies that only apply to the online version, where the players are weaker!-and Doyle reveals them all in this book.
My 50 Worst Hands: Doyle Brunson.
You are in for a real treat when you Sit side-by-side with two-time world champion Doyle Brunson as he thinks his way through the most memorable hands in his illustrious 50-year career; and through some of his worst-played-or the ones that didn't work out-hands in 50-years. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a legend's worst hands and mistakes. With hundred's of thousands of dollars on the line, even a two-time world champion makes the wrong moves sometimes.Enjoy the companion book: My 50 Best Hands
My 50 Best Hands: Doyle Brunson.
For no-limit hold'em fans, this is a treasure trove of the greatest how-to advice and insights ever put into print from the man who is synonymous with hold'em. Doyle goes through decisive and key hands in his career, talking about the size of the pot, the tournament, the players, and every detail of the situation. He explains why he made the moves he made and what you should learn from his moves. Every poker player at every level can benefit from Doyle's wisdom and experience. Doyle brings you in to the drama of the moment, making this how-to book as entertaining as it is helpful. Enjoy the companion book: My 50 WorstHands.
Cat Hulbert, one of the first women to break into the ranks of professional card players. The book covers two key gamesTexas Hold'em and Seven-Card Studand provides a glossary of terms. There are 125 annotated tips are filled with strategy, wisdom, and lesson ; Understanding your innate strengths and weaknesses; honing intuition. How to project a winning image. How to choose the most profitable table. The Book also shows Women they have a tremendous natural advantage at the poker table; and teaches them how to exploit it. When men typecast her as being too passive to be competitive She's got them right where she wants them!.
Playing with the Big Boys: Laura A. Van Vleet
A Woman's Guide to Poker
This lively and practical guide to poker was written by women for women who have felt excluded by this male-dominated event and who want to claim their seats at the table-and win! Every aspect of this complex game is covered, from the origins and basics of poker to the many variations and strategies and ways women can participate in and prepare for tournaments. The fundamentals of five- and seven-card stud, blackjack, draw games, and Texas hold 'em are presented, as are more unusual variants such as Chicago, Indian Poker, baseball, lowball, hi-lo, and Anaconda. Betting and bluffing strategies are explored, and tips for managing a losing streak-or a winning streak-are included. 200 p. (paperback)
Playing with the Big Boys: Laura A. Van Vleet
A Woman's Guide to Poker Laura A. Van Vleet
This is a revised Edition of this popular Poker Book in a Hard cover version. This lively and practical guide to poker was written by women for women who have felt excluded by this male-dominated event and who want to claim their seats at the table-and win! Every aspect of this complex game is covered, from the origins and basics of poker to the many variations and strategies and ways women can participate in and prepare for tournaments. The fundamentals of five- and seven-card stud, blackjack, draw games, and Texas hold 'em are presented, as are more unusual variants such as Chicago, Indian Poker, baseball, lowball, hi-lo, and Anaconda. Betting and bluffing strategies are explored, and tips for managing a losing streak--or a winning streak--are included. (hardcover)
Winning 7-Card Stud:Ashley Adams.
Ninety percent of those who play seven-card stud lose. The difference between being a loser and a winner boils down to just one thing--knowledge. Whether you're a sometime player looking for an edge at a Friday night get-together or you seriously want to win at poker in a casino, the insider information in this step-by-step guide can help you learn what you need to know to beat your opponents and make money. approx 256p (paper).
The Badass Girl's Guide to Poker:Toby Leah Bochan
All You Need to Beat the Boys
Complete with girl-to-girl advice from poker champs Annie Duke and Cyndy Violette, Tis book will ensure you have a rip-roaring time-and bring home the chips. Whether you want to get into the boys' game, set up a girl's night, or play online, in tournaments, or at casinos, it will get you there with confidence and style. You can play your cards right every time whether you're playing poker or picking which guy at the table you'll bring home after you win, you'll always know which badass moves to make, including: Complete rules and winning strategies; Table manners and poker slang; Flirting, bitching, and other ways to use being a girl to your advantage; plus Advice on improving your love life through poker. 240 p. (Paperback)
Annie Duke:Annie Duke
How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker.
Winner of the Tournament of Champions; Annie tells her story; and an interesting one it is; with her own narration some of the tournaments she has played. She includes text boxes throughout the book that contain poker advice, mostly for newbies, but have some good pointers for anybody to become a better player. Ihe Book ends with the thorough explanation of different types of poker. But it as focused on Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha Hi-Lo.
With some commentary on most prominent poker players. 260 p.
Poker for Women: Mike Caro.
A Course in Destroying Male Opponents at Poker...and Beyond This is not just a Book. It is a whole course. It shows women how they can exploit the mis-conceptions that Men have about them. (for instance that they are weak and not agresive; at the Poker Table) Which concept may give rise to more opportrunity for sucessful bluffing. Older Book; and hard to find; but for an aspiring Woman Poker Player; but it is worth the trouble and cost. (paperback)
Card Sharks:Liz Maverick
This little Novel; doesn't do a lot for Woman's image as serious poker Players; But is an amusing easy to read story about two L.A. hotties ; who find love in the cards. "Where are all the good men?" Marianne and her best friend, Bijoux, are dying to know. Turns out they've been holed up around card tables, playing Texas Hold 'em. So, Marianne and her gold-digging best friend, Bijou Sterling, decide they ought to learn how to play poker. Not only will they meet available men, they'll "slay [them] and take their money." The card-playing scenes are good;, bolstered by cameos by real-life poker celebrities.
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Poker, Gaming, and Life: David Sklansky.
A collection of articles that have appeared in various publications. A few have never appeared before. Most of the articles are about poker or gambling. "Poker and Gaming" topics include Being a Favorite, Are Great Players,Born? Talent Versus Discipline, Will Power, The Importance of Position, Never Go Broke, When Time is Not of the Essence, and Is Your Wallet Fat Enough? "Life" topics include What It Is that Makes an Issue Controversial, Coincidences, Some Thoughts on Dying, Legitimate Grievances, and Crime and Punishment. Though these essays vary greatly in content, you will find them very thought provoking. 207p. (paper)
The Theory of Poker: David Sklansky. Discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game. The book introduces the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, bluffing, raising, the value of position, psychology, head-up play, game theory, implied odds, semi-bluffing, and much more. The importance of the book is how it relates to actual play and improving ones game. This is probably the best book ever written on poker. 242p (paper).
Sklansky on Poker: David Sklansky.
A is the First of a combination of many of his his popular Essays including Sklansky on Razz and Essays many essays providing additional knowledge, you "do not find everywhere".on Poker, with new material and a section on making improvements in tournament play. 181p (paper).
Hold'em Poker: David Sklansky.
Must reading for anyone planning to play in Nevada, California or a home game. The text is designed for someone relatively new to the game, but it still contains much sophisticated material. Recently updated to today's double blind structure. Contains the most up-to-date Sklansky hand rankings. 110p (paper).
Small Stakes Hold'em: Ed Miller, David Sklansky, Mason Malmuth.
This book explains everything you need to be a big winner. Unlike many other books about small stakes games, it teaches the aggressive and attacking style used by all professional players. However, it does not simply tell you to play aggressively; it shows you exactly how to make expert decisions through numerous clear and detailed examples. It teaches you to think like a professional player. Topics include implied odds, pot equity, speculative hands, position, the importance of being suited, hand categories, counting outs, evaluating the flop, large pots versus small pots, protecting your hand, betting for value on the river, and playing overcards. In addition, after you learn the winning concepts, test your skills with over fifty hand quizzes that present you with common and critical hold'em decisions. Choose your action, then compare it to the authors' play and reasoning. This text presents cutting-edge ideas in straightforward language. It is the most thorough and accurate discussion of small stakes hold'em available. Your opponents will read this book; make sure you do, too! (paper).
Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players: David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth.
(21st Century Edition), The definitive work on this very difficult game. This book corrects inaccuracies and clarifies misconceptions about hold'em. This new edition adds over 100 pages of new material, including extensive sections on loose games, and shorthanded play. 332p (paper).
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players: David Sklansky.
Some people excel at tournament poker. This is not luck. A poker tournament may look like a typical poker game, but many factors that can lead to proper strategy that is very different than what most players are familiar. This text is the first book that explains tournament strategies which only a small number of players have mastered. It assumes you already know how to play poker well, but aren't knowledgeable of tournament concepts and when and where to use them. Some of the ideas discussed include the effect of going broke, The Gap Concept, how chips change value, adjusting strategy because the stakes rise, all-in strategy, the last table, making deals, The "System," and much more. Approx 240p (paper).
Seven Card Stud for Advanced Players: David Sklansky, Mason Malmuth, and Ray Zee.
(21st Century Edition), The definitive work on this extremely complex game. With the writing of this book, a major gap in the poker literature has been closed. This new edition adds over 100 pages of new material including an extensive section on loose games. 326p (paper).
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Now in its 2nd edition. This is the best and most recommended book for Poker novices. Discusses seven card stud, Texas hold'em, Omaha, razz, and lowball. Covers strategy considerations necessary for basic survival. An excellent guide for beginners. New larger size,
Winning Concepts in Draw and Lowball: Mason Malmuth.
This book is good for both the typical and professional player. One of the few books these days dealing with Draw and Low ball. Topics discussed include poker reasoning, basic mistakes, basic strategy, technical plays, advanced strategy, psychology, bluffing errors, and much more. A must for players who want to give these "other" games a go. 353p (paper).
Poker Essays: Mason Malmuth.
To win at poker in today's modern game requires not only numerous skills, but also lots of thinking about he game. The book is designed to make the reader do a great deal of thinking. Topics include: General Concepts, Technical Ideas, Strategic Ideas, differences between stud and hold'em, too many bad players, limit versus no-limit, thinking fast, weak tight opponents, the Cardrooms, Hands to Talk About. Few readers will agree with everything said, but the information provided should help people become better players. 262p (paper).
Poker Essays II: Mason Malmuth.
A new collection of essays written between 1991 and early 1996. As with the previous volume in this series, this book talks about what it takes to earn better than minimum wage at poker. Topics covered include: General Concepts, Technical Ideas, Structure, Strategic Ideas, In the Cardrooms, Quizzes, Erroneous Concepts, bluffing, unusual strategies and a section of humorous true stories titled Something Silly. (paper),
Poker Essays Volume III: Mason Malmuth.
Continuing to bring expertise on variations of Poker. It contains those essays the author wrote from 1996 through early 2001. Topics include: General Concepts, Technical Ideas, Strategic Ideas, In the Cardrooms, Hands to Talk About, Quizzes. In addition, advice is offered on which game to play, raising, reading hands, checking aces, and much more. "Absolutely must reading for all serious players." -- Chris Ferguson. 270p (paper).
Ken Warren Teaches Texas Hold'em: Ken Warren.
The purpose of this book is to teach you how to win money at Texas hold 'em. The book has a "read this chapter then do exercises" structure. Its for Limit only. Topics include" "reasons to raise" , odds and outs section (standard stuff you just gotta know) exercise that tells you to create a playing log; "how to play aces" section; overall information on reading hands (of course, its hard to read hand of a microlimit. But the principles of reading your oppontent is critical so if you get a bad read, just learn from it.
Mixed reviews; they either love him or hate him. 416p (paper).
Ken Warren Teaches Texas Advanced Hold'em: Ken Warren.
Using a step-by-step approach, the best-selling author brings out this sequel, the ultimate book on beating hold'em cash games. To show players how to win money using the advanced strategies and plays needed to win. Looks in-depth at pulling and pushing bets, making more money on the flop, when to call to the river or fold, pot odds, using position as a hammer, adjusting to opponents playing styles, laying down good hands, various, strategies. Special sections on no-limit hold'em tournaments and internet poker. Many charts, sample hands, hand illustrations, and real examples make the book's worth more than the purchase price. 400p (paper).
Winner's Guide toTexas Hold'em Poker: Ken Warren.
This book is (in theory) an excellent primer for the beginner, filled with good ideas and simple concepys for the low-limit hold'em player. What Warren offers is a cut-and-dried strategy that, if followed, will allow more-or-less rocklike success at a holdem table. This book is not a highly reccomended, as the above listed Holdem books. 256p (paper).
Winner's Guide to Omaha Poker: Ken Warren.
This book is a good intro to Omaha. The author does a good job of trying to hammer home the differences between Hold'em (where most players are coming from) and Omaha. He does a great job of providing dozens of examples of reading the board in relation to hand; and would deffinately lead to a solid start in Omaha. Most reviewer's felt it did not really contain the "advanced winning stratefgy, that the title implies. 176p (paper).
Pot-Limit and No-Limit Poker: Bob Ciaffone and Stewart Reuben.
Geared to experienced players this book is devoted to pot-limit and no-limit betting. It starts with a discussion of general theory, and how to apply the theory to the main forms of poker. Covers pot-limit and no-limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha, no-limit lowball draw, pot-limit seven-card stud, and pot-limit London lowball. High-low split betting and tournament strategy is also thoroughly studied. Includes quizzes to grade the reader's progress, and a number of odds tables. (paper) 220p.
Middle Limit Hold'em Poker: Bob Ciaffone and Jim Brier.
Primarily aimed at the $10-$20 to $40-$80 player, many of the ideas can be applied to lower and higher stakes games as well. Ciaffone and Brier are both well-known pros, and their book stresses the practical application of hold'em ideas. Includes 500 problems and answers with the reasoning behind them. Also includes explanations of the most important poker ideas that apply to limit hold'em. A fine blend of the theoretical and concrete examples. 332p (paper).
Improve Your Poker: Bob Ciaffone.
This is a general work on poker aimed at the player who already knows the game and is looking to improve. Loaded with information about how the top players think when they are playing, and the techniques they use. Customer feedback on this book has been excellent. (paper) 220p.
Seven-Card Stud: Roy West.
Subtitled "The Complete Course in Winning at Medium and Lower limits." 42 lessons which take you through each of the "streets" of a 7-card stud game in detail. This book is a common sense, step-by-step guide for low to medium limit players to win consistently at both casino and home games. Players learn the latest strategies for winning at $1-$4 spread-limit up to $10-$20 fixed-limit games. Covers starting hands, 3rd-7th street strategy for playing most hands, overcards, selective aggressiveness, reading hands, secrets of the pros, psychology, and more. Includes bonus chapter on 7-stud tournament strategy by World Champion Tom McEvoy. 176p (paper),
The Official RULES of Poker:. Bob Ciaffone
Recommended and adopted by the Poker Players Association of America 96p (Unknown Binding)
Deals with limit as well as pot-limit Omaha, Texas Hold'em and Seven-Card Stud. Four parts. I. General discussion of the three primary skills of Poker: people, probabilities and money. Remaining three parts give detailed starting hands, simple Omaha probability methods for Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Stud. Has over 100 examples of "after the flop play" for Omaha and Hold'em; "beyond the fourth street" play for Seven-Card Stud. 192p. (hardcover)
The Science of Poker:
Winning 7-Card Stud:
Championship Stud: Dr. Max Stern, Tom McEvoy, Linda Johnson. This second book in the "championship" series covers How to play all three types of stud poker. All three authors have major WSOP victories: (McEvoy was the 1983 champion). Linda Johnson, World Poker Tour on-floor commentator, wrote the widely acclaimed chapter on razz, and assisted with the strong section on seven-card stud high-low split. Johnson won the razz championship at the 1997 World Series of Poker, the same year that co-author Max Stern won the seven-card stud high-low championship. McEvoy, Stern and Johnson present a round-table approach to tournament play and cash game strategy for seven-card stud. Five chapters outline winning concepts for medium-limit cash games and major tournaments. 206p (paper).
How to Beat Low Limit Seven-Card Stud Poker: PaulKammen
Good tips, advice, and pointers for the novice Stud player. Street by street, Paul Kammen advises you on the play of each type of playable hand you may face. At the end of each situation covered there is a Quick Guide that can be referenced in a flash. In addition, there is a nice collection of odds listed in tables in the appendix. Good for beginners; but more advanced players would do better with the Sklansky book for Advanced Players.192p (paper).
Poker for DUMMIES: Richard D. Harroch, Lou Krieger
Good tips advice, and pointers. Not only covers the basics. But; this handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you're a poker expert, you still can benefit some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger. 198p (paper).
Winning at Internet Poker for DUMMIES: Richard D. Harroch.
Addresses the concerns and problems of gaming on the Internet. The book covers: best sites. Online security and funding bets. setting up an account, securing funds, navigating a basic online poker game, using Internet abbreviations and lingo, observing online poker etiquette, playing popular online poker games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha, devising a winning strategy, and participating in tournaments. 264p (paper).