Positively Fifth Street
by James McManus
The two book canon of great poker literature that had previously included The Biggest Game in Town and Big Deal must now be expanded to include Positively Fifth Street. James McManus is articulate and engaging in his narration of the events that he experienced during the 2000 World Series of Poker. As poker literature goes, this is first rate.
Winning in Tough Hold'em Games
by Nick Grudzien
Though many books cover Texas hold'em, few concentrate on the tougher aspects of short-handed hold'em, particularly in the high-stakes limit hold'em games often found in the online poker arena. Both authors, who were fraternity brothers, gained most of their needed experience online. The authors start with a detailed explaination of the typical players at various limits, starting at the $3-6 level and progressing to the $150-300 and up limits. Their work is peppered with charts that verify the concepts and theories they teach and include pre-flop play (opening with a raise, playing to steal, isolating players, restealing, limping, etc.), defending the blinds (three bets, four bets, handling passive and aggressive blinds), post-flop heads-up play (responding to check raises on the flop and turn, betting the river as a stone bluff, turn value check, the semi-bluff, and more) plus miscellaneous topics. The final sections include sample hands and discussions of them, quizzes and a summary.
Learn or get refresher tips on how to play the $40 no-limit hold'em - ring or tournament - one of the hottest games played in casinos and card clubs. Low buy-ins lead to some interesting games and this book by example, shows you what you should do and what you shouldn't do. For less than the cost of a buy-in, this book demonstrates a $40 NL session, $40NL tournament, half a dozen thinking hand examples and advice as to how the $40 game differs from other no limit hold'em games.Read Full Review of '$40 No-Limit Texas Hold'em'
This coffee table book makes a great poker gift, autograph book and display item for discussion. Whether you are looking to preserve exciting historical moments or learn the details of the World Series of Poker, this book provides both in an entertaining and controversial format.Read Full Review of '52 Greatest Moments World Series of Poker'
52 Tips for No-Limit Texas Hold 'em Poker
by Barry Shulman
This book picks up where the popular the author's first work, 52 Tips for Texas Hold'em left off by concentrating on the no-limit version of this game. This book assumes you have a basic knowledge of hold'em, specifically which hands to play in what position. This books then adapts your basic knowledge from standard limit hold'em to no-limit. Focus is on your hand and stack size relative to others at the table.
52 Ways to Cheat at Poker
by Allan Zola Kronzek
It's no secret that people cheat at poker, especially if there's no person or group or employee overseeing the action. Card sharps and sleight-of-hand experts know how to do it and they are not above trying it on you in home games and friendly country club or private arena. Kronzek, an expert at techniques himself, hwere demonstrates the swindles, marking systems and other methods used by cheats to indicate how they can rig a tournament, why cutting the cards isn't necessarily a guarantee of no cheating, how crews get together to beat others and how to spot these characters doing their dirty deeds.
Ace on the River: an Advanced Poker Guide
by Barry Greenstein
No ordinary poker book. This is the first truly 'advanced' guide aimed at improving your game. Written in an easy-to-read, bare bones conversational style and designed to help anyone interested in increasing their understanding of the game, this book is ideal for those new to the game or winning professionals. While most poker books focus on basic rules and strategies, Ace on the River's advanced perspective addresses elements that effect both game play and the player. Focusing on a variety of subjects such as the psychology of poker, money management, family issues, and sex, this book gives the reader a rare chance to look beyond the cards to see the poker world through someone who lives it. The unique you-make-the-call-play by play section will challenge the reader again and again.
Fascinating intimate profiles of the most influential and successful players in history, including Doyle Brunson, Eric Seidel, Howard Lederer, Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson, Daniel Negreanu, and many more. Thrilling play-by-plays, valuable insights, and how-to advice taken from real-life scenarios at the highest stakes tables over the past 50 years.Read Full Review of 'Aces and Kings'
Jonathan Grotenstein and co-author Storms Reback, have done a remarkable job of research in writing 'All In: The Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker,' using hundreds of resources, interviews and re-creations of hands and situations to take care of everything a poker buff might want to know about the most famous poker tournament in the world. Well-indexed, this is the story about how the game became popular, and of the people who helped and are helping promote it.Read Full Review of 'All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker'
Amarillo Slim in a World of Fat People
by Amarillo Slim Preston
In this book Slim describes some of his greatest gambling exploits — from winning the World Series of Poker to creating extraordinary proposition bets to running the biggest black market in Europe during the war while giving pool exhibitions (hustling) on military bases for Uncle Sam.
The most recognized female name and face in professional poker, Annie Duke earned her fame by first supporting her family with her poker earnings then by winning a gold bracelet and championship title at the prestigious World Series of Poker and eventually earning a $2 million purse by defeating some of the best poker players in the world at a special tournament televised on ESPN. Annie talks about growing up, learning to compete, marriage and family. Separate chapters take the reader through the World Series event where she earned her bracelet. The bones of the book provide a broad picture of what it takes to overcome all the angst and anxiety of a dysfunctional background and succeed in an unconventional career.Read Full Review of 'Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions'
Once the exclusive game of Las Vegas high-rollers and serious gambling men, poker is now wildly popular in living rooms across America. A nine-time winner of the WSOP bracelet, Phil Hellmuth, Jr., has been a poker insider for over the last 18 years. Over the course of his celebrated career, he has played, beat, and been astounded and foiled by a striking array of hands. Building on his bestseller, Play Like the Pros, he now reveals the secrets of making tough decisions, audacious bluffs, and incredible calls-based on the bold moves of his renowned peers and rivals.Read Full Review of 'Bad Beats and Lucky Draws'
This book contends that the game of poker is in reality a game of psychology. james McKenna is a poker columnist and a pychotherapist. This book will teach you to play your opponents as well as you play your cards. Learn how to read and give bluffs. Predict what the players around you are thinking.Read Full Review of 'Beyond Bluffs'
In poker, it's not enough to play your own cards well. Knowing how to read other players, gauge their hands, spot their weaknesses—these are the skills that enable you to chart a winning course of action, no matter what cards you're dealt. Noted psychotherapist and poker columnist James A. McKenna shows you how to anticipate players' behavior by analyzing their physical and mental approaches to the game.Read Full Review of 'Beyond Tells: Power Poker Psychology'
McKenna goes into the psychology of poker, revealing howto use the psychological patterns that govern opponents to trap them into making mistakes. He explains how consistent winners use different bait for different prey and how they trap and avoid traps by noticing the difference between players at the table. He expands on his two previous works, Beyond Bluffs and Beyond Tells, by demonstrating the different approaches needed for different personalities and outlining the traps for each: pigeon traps, fish traps, speed traps, net traps, and mixed traps and showing readers how to take their game to a higher level by playing their opponents as expertly as they play their cardsRead Full Review of 'Beyond Traps'