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Book of Bluffs
by Matt Lessinger
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Contains 11 solid chapters, packed with illustrations, sample hands, and interviews with players who pulled off some of the biggest bluffs in modern poker history. Where most books have a basic chapter, section or discussion on bluffs, Lessinger takes it many notches better -- almost honing it to a fine art where we'd all like to be -- way ahead ands brave enough to keep plowing over the opposition even when don't have a great hand.
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Hold'em Poker For Advanced Players
by Mason Malmuth
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Now considered the most important advanced work on the game today this book offers a tight but aggressive approach for medium limit games. (By medium limits, the authors mean $10-20 and on up to $30-60). Divided into six major sections, including discussions of The First Two Cards in early, middle and late position; live blinds, late position blind; Strategic Concepts; semi-bluffing, the free card, slow playing, check raising. This revised edition includes more than 100 additional pages that cover loose games, short-handed games, playing the first two cards, semi-bluffing, the free card, inducing bluffs, staying with a draw, playing when a pair flops, playing trash hands, desperation bets, wild games, reading hands, and psychology.
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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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Texas Hold'em Odds
by Catalin Barboianu

Texas Hold'em Odds Book
Hold'em Poker is highly predisposed to probability-based decisions. The book presents the mathematics involved in card distributions in hold'em and provides a precise account of the odds associated with all gaming events. The author is a recognized authority on casino mathematics. No formal background in mathematics is necessary for reading this book, although comfort with some probability and set theory notions is helpful. In most cases, you'll need some college math to follow the formulas but this is not a requirement, because the numerical results are collected in tables at the end of each section. The work is packed with formulas, algorithms and tables. Its primary goal is to allow the reader to quickly find the odds for own hand and for opponent's hand, in order to improve his/her betting decisions.
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Texas Hold'em Odds and Probabilities
by Matthew Hilger

Texas Hold'em Odds and Probabilities Book
Even though the math behind the game of poker is fairly simple, some people still don't understand how to derive numbers and/or how to use them in action. Matthew Hilger, author of a best-selling book on playing poker on the Internet, takes the seemingly complex subject and breaks it down into usable information. He covers limit and no limit as well as tournament situations and focuses not just on how to calculate odds but also how to apply them to make better decisions. Because he uses everyday language and very few formula, his simple concepts and strategies mean you don't have to be a wiz in math. Illustrated with charts and diagrams, the book spans the math gap to cover the needs of the beginning, intermediate and the experienced player.
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The Best Hand I Ever Played
by Steve Rosenbloom

The Best Hand I Ever Played Book
An enjoyable-to-read collection of 52 interviews with the best professional poker players in the world (including Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Phil Gordon, Howard Lederer, Scott Fischman, Chris Moneymaker and Annie Duke) in which they recount the greatest hands of their storied careers. Combining heart-stopping action, dramatic storytelling, larger-than-life characters, and expert instruction, Rosenbloom, the syndicated poker columnist for the Chicago Tribune and the ESPN Poker Club, provides colorful, money-making wisdom from the sharpest minds in the game. Whether you're a newcomer in a friendly weekly game, an on-line shark, or a veteran of Vegas tournaments, this book will teach you to talk, think, and play like a pro.
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The Biggest Game in Town
by A. Alvarez

The Biggest Game in Town Book
Here's the classic that's now back in print. Both an acclaimed author and poker player, A. Alvarez combined his two talents to pen this work which gives a compelling inside look at the world of Las Vegas, of professional poker, and the extremes that go along with each. With the skill of observation and the talent for writing down what he sees, Alvarez captured the psyches of the people who challenge each other in the world's biggest poker tournament, the annual World Series of Poker. For those who have never witnessed this tournament, this book will put you right in the thick of it and you'll think you're actually rubbing elbows with some of the legends of poker.
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