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Beyond Tells: Power Poker Psychology
by James McKenna
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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.
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Amarillo Slim in a World of Fat People
by Amarillo Slim Preston
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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.
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Poker: The Real Deal
by Phil Gordon

Poker: The Real Deal Book
There are 12 chapters to this effort, beginning with a brief history of the game; the basics of Texas Hold 'em including what to look for in starting hands and why; percentages and probabilities and then into the home game. Here you'll get some tips on how to set up a game including who to invite; why chips are better than money; how much to play for; the one-hour rule. Sprinkled throughout the book are excerpts from well-accepted books and classics, lending an interesting balance, with saying, advice, suggestions and a sort of flowing question-answer format, making for a well-balanced, easy-reading pattern
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Positively Fifth Street
by James McManus

Positively Fifth Street Book
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.
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Pot-Limit and No-Limit Poker
by Bob Ciaffone

Pot-Limit and No-Limit Poker Book
The first instructional work devoted exclusively to pot-limit and no-limit betting. The games covered include hold'em and Omaha; lowball draw; seven-card stud; and London lowball. Poker theory applicable to high -low split betting and tournament strategy are also thoroughly studied. Includes quizzes to grade the reader's progress, and a number of odds tables. The book is geared to readers who are already experienced poker players and who would like to learn more about the fascinating subject of big-bet poker, where the only limits on how much you can bet may be the number of chips in front of you and the size of your heart.

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Practical Poker Math
by Pat Dittmar

Practical Poker Math Book
A journeyman poker player presents odds and probabilities for hold'em and Omaha for the average guy. Using red and blue text, his charts are easy to follow, as are his explanations of how to start at the beginning and figure all the numbers you need to gain an edge. He explains that the math will help you epand your use of common knowledge beyond what others are capable of. Information, he says, is equity and if the information is good the equity will likely increase
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Russ Bailey Guide To Limit Texas Hold'em Poker
by Dan Krier

Russ Bailey Guide To Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Book
The Russ Bailey Guide to Limit Texas Hold'em Poker is book for the intermediate player. It's a book that covers a range of betting strategies that is sure to add to any poker player's game. Dan Krier, the writer of this publication, has transcribed the lessons of the game Texas Hold'em poker personally from Russ Bailey who shares his thoughts and strategies of his successful plays. This book explains the essentials of Hold'em poker, explaining how things work, and why they are done in certain ways. There is a glossary of terms followed by five chapters that cover main strategies; poker card ranks, game play and advanced strategies, ‘catching' particular poker hands, and bluffing. While this book is not intended as a biography of Russ Bailey, it defiantly sheds a light into who he was and why he was such a successful poker player.
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Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You About Winning Hold'em Poker
by Lou Krieger

Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You About Winning Hold'em Poker Book
Are you curious about the pro's secrets to winning hold'em poker that none of the how-to books tell you? Professional players use strategies and tactics every day that most recreational players don't even know exist. This book was created to reveal to beginners and even good players an artful understanding of the game you love. Here's a bonus secret to start you off: This book is really two books in one. It's a book filled with secrets that you can use yourself. It's also filled with information about what other people-particularly experts-do.
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Serious Poker
by Dan Kimberg

Serious Poker Book
If you've been surfing around looking for poker information on the web, you've no doubt come across Dan Kimberg. For years, he's maintained Dan's Poker Page (now which has gained the respect of poker players everywhere. Now Kimberg has written 'A field guide to poker as it's played in casinos and cardrooms in North America and around the world.' This revised and streamlined edition features An Introduction to Serious Poker (including rules, etiquette and starting to play); Basic Strategy; Taking Poker Seriously, (advice on how to think about poker, understanding expectation and variance, money management and record keeping); Special Topics, which range from how tournaments work to how to avoid being cheated; and technical and reference material. Serious Poker fulfills the needs of serious poker players everywhere.

Shuffle Up and Deal
by Mike Sexton

Shuffle Up and Deal Book
Mike Sexton will forever be known as the spokesman and commentator for the World Poker Tour. But he is also a consumate poker player and a vehement spokesman for the game. Now, in this book, he has taken his mission one step farther by putting together a text that will have the beginner learn the basics and move to the winning strategies of today's top players. He discusses what it takes to be a winner, no-limit hold'em strategies, tips for winning online tourneys, a guide to setting up a World Poker Tournament at home. He also includes profiles of the stars of the WPT and a hefty poker resource section. Comes with a computer CD.
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Shut Up and Deal
by Jesse May

Shut Up and Deal Book
Based on his experiences in the strange world of poker, May's debut novel Shut Up and Deal is the story of a nontraditional '90s slacker, a dropout with an incurable obsession and incredible stamina, who makes a career in a profession where the only goals are to stay in action and to not go broke. In Shut Up and Deal, a professional poker player takes readers along on his adventures over several years in and out of casinos and card rooms in locales such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Amsterdam.
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Smarter Bet Guide to Poker
by Basil Nestor

Smarter Bet Guide to Poker Book
Strategy is the key to success at the poker table. Nestor gives you professional strategies for winning and helps makes poker easy to learn. Everything is here in a clear-cut format: Starting hands, profitable table conditions, dangerous card combinations, techniques for reading opponents, and much more. Quite a bit of information packed into a small format.

Swimming with the Devil Fish
by Des Wilson

Swimming with the Devil Fish Book
This revealing book uncovers for the first time the amazing world of professional poker in Britain, and tells the story of the country's top poker professional -- Dave ‘The Devilfish' Ulliott. Ulliott is a former safe cracker who spent his 21st birthday in prison, became a pawnbroker, and then conquered the poker world, winning the first Late-Night Poker final and a World Series gold bracelet. Des Wilson's book is must-read for anyone who is part of, or fascinated by, the growth of professional poker, from yesterday's illegal back-street card games to the cyberspace and television.
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Take Me To the River
by Peter Alson

Take Me To the River Book
Take Me to the River is a hilarious, heart-wrenching tale of Las Vegas and an exploration of what it means to be part of one of the fastest-growing and most popular sports in the United States, at the moment of its apogee, and of the lessons that poker has to teach about probability and luck, good and bad fortune, patience, perseverance, and -- most fitting for a man with marriage in his near future -- commitment.

Tales from the Tiltboys
by The Tiltboys

Tales from the Tiltboys Book
The Tiltboys -- even casual poker fan will recognize Phil Gordon, the ringleader of this bunch of seemingly devil-may-care gamblers. Gordon is the expert commentator for TV's 'Celebrity Poker Showdown.' The rest are a bunch of buddies who went to Stanford together and began a weekly poker game that led to weekend trips to Las Vegas and, for a few of them, to a life of playing poker professionally. Phil Gordon made millions and is now living the good life in the poker world and on television. Perry Friedman won a World Series of Poker event. Dave 'Diceboy' Lambert is, according to the other Tiltboys, the luckiest human being on the planet.Kim 'Tiltmom' Scheinbert is the backagammon assassin. They are the leaders of this pack of 13 who will bet on how long it will take an old lady to cross the street, or whose luggage will come down the carousel at the airport first. They are the gang your parents warned you about but are also the gang your parents would welcome with open arms.
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Talkin' About Poker: Straight Talk for Parents and their Players
by Loren Ackerman

Talkin' About Poker: Straight Talk for Parents and their Players Book

Talkin' About Poker includes information on the history of poker; the different types of poker and their definitions; background on Texas Hold'em; whether poker becomes a sport or addiction; characteristics of young poker players; parenting interventions; a poker journal and checklist; and behind-the-scenes insights at the end of each chapter from the author's professional poker playing son, Christopher Ackerman.

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