Killer Poker Hold'em Handbook
by John Vorhaus
It's time to take your game to the next level! 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. In this revolutionary workbook, renowned poker journalist John Vorhaus 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. Vorhaus explores the specific strategies and tactics used by such hold'em archetypes as the Newbie, the Weakling, the Maniac, and the Rager, and includes an innovative diary system that reveals each type's thought processes, including his own.
by James McKenna
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 cards
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.Read Full Review of 'Book of Bluffs'
This is a poker novel that looks at three types of players -- any of whom could be based on real-life characters -- and follows them through their high-stakes quest for rame and fortune.Read Full Review of 'Broke: A Poker Novel'
Mike Caro is one of casino poker's pioneers and he has been teaching people his brand of winning since the 1970s. He was a major contributor to Doyle Brunson's Super System
and is the creator of the first videos on poker tells. In this title he continues with his lessons on hold'em by revealing some previously unpublished--and secret--strategies including rankings and anatomies of all 169 categories of starting hands. He covers every detail with chapters devoted to the concepts of bluffing, image, psychology, manipulation, pre-flop and post-flop conditions and follows these with treating poker as a business (doing it the profitable way), tournament concepts, tells and advanced hold'em concepts.Read Full Review of 'Caro's Most Profitable Hold'em Advice'
A. D. Livingston's indispensable and fully illustrated guide on to how to detect and protect yourself against cardsharps when playing poker, blackjack, gin rummy, and bridge at the table or online. Beginning with the eyeing of marked cards, false shuffles, and shifty cuts, Catching Poker Cheats helps to inform the uninformed who would otherwise be susceptible to hustlers and con artists.Read Full Review of 'Catching Poker Cheats'
A fine, useful, timely resource, this book has 17 sections including a five-page index, ever so valuable as a time-saver when the inevitable incident or controversy occurs at the tables. As the authors explain, 'This rulebook considers fixed limit, spread limit, pot-limit and no-limit games.' To be as clear as possible, they cover Texas hold'em, seven stud and seven stud high-low split, razz, five stud, Omaha high and high low split, draw and lowball.Read Full Review of 'Cooke's Rules of Real Poker'
Deal Me In showcases 20 of the world's top poker players as they share their colorful and inspiring stories of how they became professionals. Poker's biggest players, such as Phil Ivey (2009 WSOP Main Event Finalist), Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth , Doyle Brunson and Daniel Negreanu give first-person accounts of their personal journeys and the key moments in their rise to the top of the poker pantheon.Read Full Review of 'Deal Me In'
Diary of a Mad Poker Player
by Richard Sparks
Diary of a Mad Poker Player is the story of Richard Sparks' attempts to win a seat in the final event of the 2004 World Series of Poker. The first half of the book is filled with examples of Sparks' atrocious poker play, but the last half contains some fairly interesting interviews with poker luminaries.
One of the most hotly anticipated books in recent memory, Dirty Poker
reveals the dark side of poker -- what the author describes as a rampant cheating scene. Marcus is a renowned casino cheat who's not afraid to tell it like it is, describing methods of player collusion, marking cards, chip dumping, and sophisticated forms of online cheating in both cash games and tournament play.Read Full Review of 'Dirty Poker'
Everyone who has ever sat into a poker game for the first time knows the language is a bit different from everyday lingo. From ace-high to to brass Brazilian to Siegfried and Roy, to Zooted, Janeway gives the definition and origin of the game's colorful and unique terms. A clever presentation, perfect for trivia buffs, budding poker players.Read Full Review of 'Drawing Dead to a Gutshot: How to Talk Poker'
Free Money: How to Win in the Cardrooms of California
by Michael Wiesenberg
Advice, strategy and rules, and strategies for winning at high draw and lowball, written when these games were played exclusively in California's cardrooms. This is the only book you can buy that accurately covers both forms of draw in detail.
Craig has interviewed the golden dozen players big-time competitors Huck Seed, Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Phil Gordon, Gavin Smith, Ted Forrest, David Grey, Mike Matusow, Andy Bloch, Rafe Furst, Richard Brodie and Keith Sexton for special insight into the world of high-stakes tournament poker. This book is very special because it carries original, smoothly arranged material for the highest level of play. It’s like being able to sit in at a small, round-table, specialized seminar and being allowed to ask those key questions few players have the time to answer. Craig pulls that information from the players and arranges it so it can be absorbed, analyzed and applied easily. There are 19 extraordinary chapters that include eight on no-limit play with topics such as the Theory of Leverage; Play Before the Flop; Play After the Flop; Big Stack Play; Short-Stack Play and Online Tournament Strategy. Chapters also focus on pot limit hold‘em; limit hold‘em; Omaha eight or better, and pot limit Omaha. Chapters also discuss seven card stud tournament play.Read Full Review of 'Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide'
Get the Edge at Low Limit Texas Hold'em
by Bill Burton
Low-Limit Texas Hold'em is the fastest-growing casino poker game. But new player often come to the poker rooms completely unprepared to play a winning game. Even so-called 'veteran' players are often long-term losers at the game because they have never taken the time to study how to play or analyze their own individual games. As author Bill Burton clearly shows in Get the Edge at Low-Limit Texas Hold'em, a savvy low-limit player can turn a profit at this game by exploiting the weaknesses of his or her opponents, and developing his or her own strengths.
Getting Started in Hold'em
by Ed Miller
Recently, countless people have started playing poker, hoping to quit their jobs and strike it rich. Sadly, most of these 'professional' players will wind up broke. In this book, noted poker authority Ed Miller who made the leap from beginner to professional in less than a year and a half, guides you onto the winning path. He presents the critical principles that expert players use: preflop hand valuation, domination, betting for value, protecting your hand, semi-bluffing, pot equity, pot odds, implied odds, free card plays, the importance of stack size, why chips change value in tournaments, and much more. Whether you want to play limit, no limit, or tournament hold 'em, this book provides you a solid foundation.
Dan Harrington begins his insight into success at cash games in Volume 1
with chapters that look basic ideas such as the four principles: expectation, odds and outs, bet types before moving on to the Elements of No-Limit Hold’em and covering stack sizes in relation to hand selection, bet count tables, pot size and pot commitment. Also hand reading. The third major section of the book includes tight-aggressive play before the flop. That’s followed by the same concept on the flop, heads-up, then multiple opponents. Volume 2
continues with chapters that look at tight aggressive play on the turn, tight aggressive play on the river, tells and observations, playing a style that’s loose-aggressive and beating the weak games, bankroll management. Each chapter covers myriad topics such as reasons for betting, balancing bet size, bluffing, leverage, understanding where you stand, playing live games, disguising your play, picking up blinds, applying pressure.Read Full Review of 'Harrington on Cash Games: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2'
Harrington on Hold 'em, Volume 1
is part of a two-book set on playing no-limit hold 'em tournaments written by one of the true masters of the game. If you've ever watched television coverage of the big poker tournaments, you've seen Dan Harrington. Dan, who's always a familiar face at the final table, won the 1995 World Series of Poker championship event and finished fourth in last year's record 2,500+ field.Read Full Review of 'Harrington on Hold'em, Volume 1: Strategic Play'