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Best Selling Poker Books of 2014How did the new books compare to the old classics? Well, we will let the data speak for itself. Take a look at the list of the best selling poker books of 2014.Deal Me In and Eat Professional Poker Players Alive ReviewedThere isn't a clear path by which people become professional poker players. There aren't any good courses at the local vo-tech for a person to study. The road to becoming a poker pro is inevitably difficult, circuitous, and filled with setbacks. Deal Me In is a book describing the course by which twenty top poker players became professionals. Poker Winners Are DifferentThere is a big difference between what's typical human behavior and what is called for to play poker at a high level. There aren't a lot of people for whom maximizing their expectation in poker games comes naturally. Poker Winners Are Different by Alan Schoonmaker examines this conundrum.
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Ms Poker: I'm Not Bluffing - Boxed Set
by Susie Isaacs
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Isaacs is a tournament poker competitor who has collected a roomful of first-place trophies and was the first woman to win the World Series of Poker ladies championship back-to-back in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, she placed 10th in the $10,000-event vying for the $1 million first prize. Here she combines two books to create a boxed sent. she In book I she compiled the best of the hundreds of articles she's written about poker over the years. In this highly biographical work she also includes many new articles. In Book II, she draws upon her own tournament success to teach players how to finish in the money in limit and no-limit hold'em and seven-card stud.
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Online Ace -- A World Series of Poker Champion's Guide to Mastering Internet Poker
by Scott Fischman
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Written by a WSOP champion specifically aimed at online players, as well as those hoping to make the transition from computer games to live games. Few have made that transition as successfully as two-time World Series of Poker champion Scott Fischman. Here he shares his expert insight, money-making tips, and priceless strategies for Internet poker, giving readers instruction that can be put into practice immediately. Fischman's success on the live tournament circuit is a testament to the value of Internet poker (which he still plays for more than 10 hours a day).
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Scott Fischman - Official SiteIn his debut year and at the ripe age of 24, Scott Fischman is the youngest player to win two, back-to-back World Series of Poker bracelets. He is also a published author, having released "Online Ace: A World Series of Poker Championé─˘s Guide to Mastering Internet Poker." To learn more about Scott, his ideas and his accomplishments visit his official site.

Fischman's 'Online Ace' Tackles Winning Online Poker

Chris Ferguson says Scott Fischman is the perfect person to teach online poker, that he is a guy who, in fact, can train you for anything — from your local home game to the world’s richestHoward SchwartzHoward Schwartz, the "librarian for gamblers," is the marketing director for Gambler's Book Club in Las Vegas, a position he has held since 1979. Author of hundreds of articles on gambling, his weekly book reviews appear in numerous publications throughout the gaming industry.  Howard's website is www.gamblersbook.com  events.”  Fischman’s new book, Online Ace -- A World Series of Poker Champion’s Guide to Mastering Internet Poker (224 pages, paperbound, $19.95) has arrived at Gambler’s Book Shop and indeed it is a dandy piece of work for millions who are potential players and for those looking for ways to improve their games.

Along with Fischman’s work are two books by Susie Isaacs, MS. Poker: I’m Not Bluffing -- Book One: True Tales from the Green Felt (256 pages, paperbound,

 $12.95) and the companion work, MsPoker: I’m Not Bluffing -- Book Two: How to Win, Place or Show in Poker Tournaments (152 pages, paperbound, $15.95). If purchased together, the two-volume set sells for $24.95.

Online Ace -- A World Series of Poker Champion’s Guide to Mastering Internet Poker

In order of mention, Fischman, who Doyle Brunson considers one of the sharpest, most intelligent players of this generation, presents nine major areas of online play, including game selection and money management; basic strategy; Sit-n-Gos; Intermediate Strategy; Multi-Table tournaments; Multi-tabling; advanced concepts.

Along the way, Fischman introduces world-class players who have an impact on his game, via observation, facing these world-class gentlemen or by lessons learned from them. These include Carlos Mortensen, Mike Mizrachi Mark Seif and Tom Keller.

Fischman smartly presents questions or problems and answers them clearly, with examples, logic and in an easy-to-follow format. He admits to reading very little about poker or hold’em when he began playing. Much of what he learned was in actual play and through the Internet which he believes has “radically” changed the learning process. He may be right, and he adds, “A novice can become a seasoned veteran in a matter of weeks. The length of time it takes to become a great player can now be measured in months instead of years.”

This book has little if anything in the way of odds, probabilities or theories. It’s more about learning and improving.

“Contrary to popular belief, there is no ‘right’ way to play poker,” Fischman says. “There is only the opportunity to develop a style that will work for you.”

The book’s focus is on shortcuts for improvement of play. He includes advice from some of his top online playing friends.

For those who hunger for material on sit-n-gos, the chapter is a 17-pager, and there’s material for those who want to play seven-card stud and seven stud hi lo split; razz (seven-card stud for low only) and the new game called badugi (making the best possible low hand using four cards—you must use one card from each suit and you cannot use pairs). Badugi gets four pages of attention from Fischman, but it’s more than any other book has at this time.

Bound to be controversial, this book may be the “sleeper” of the year because he takes the contrarian viewpoint on many subjects—a sure road to upsetting “the establishment” of writers and theorists.

MS. Poker: I’m Not Bluffing

The ageless Susie Isaacs has a bubbling personality and has earned – and still earns -- plenty at the tables over the years. Now she has two books — actually a two-volume set if you purchase both at the same time that combine her biography with her playing style with instruction for beating the pants off the competition in tournament action.

This is a lady who loves the game, the color, the pressure of big stakes poker—of tournament play, the characters who are attracted to action and she presents it from a player-observer-writer standpoint. She simply loves the game.

Isaacs has experienced some lumps and bumps in life and survived. It’s how she survived, the people she met and how she learned to find that edge which makes Book One interesting. Women will enjoy it more because it talks about how she’s faced the best on the planet and because she shares it in a colorful, yet extremely personal way. This all includes her observations and opinions on problem gambling, childhood memories and the impact of family on her own life. By the time you finish this book you’ll want to give Isaacs a big hug the next time you meet her away from the tables.

Book Two, which concentrates on getting the money, looks at tournament strategy in limit and no-limit Texas hold'em and in seven stud play.

This is a fine book for beginners who feel intimidated in a live game and want to get their feet wet. Isaacs offers the novice survival tips; advice on table etiquette—what to expect and how to cope; and what those who dream of making professional poker a major part of their life can expect—she pulls few punches.

Practice, perseverance, patience, psychology, practice are key points she hammers home, using examples, personal experience and observation.

What’s a good pre-flop hand? When to stay; when to bluff; how to “read” the type of opponents you may face (she calls herself a “waiter”—meaning playing with patience, compared to being a “rusher”—the player with an itchy trigger finger on the chips)—Isaacs covers it all with a simple, down-to-earth style of writing. No charts, tables, probabilities to wade through—just facts, her advice and a sense of direction for those who need a sort of hurry-up confidence-builder in tournament play.

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