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'
In volume one of this series, the authors explained how to play the early phases of tournaments when people have plenty of chips and the blinds and antes are small. Here, the focus is on the endgame -- how to play the later phases of a tournament when you have a shot at getting into the money, and when the blinds and antes are growing. Included is information on how to make moves, handle tricky inflection point plays and maneuver when the tourney is down to its last few players. Also included is a chapter on heads-up play a game unto itself, with winning secrets that have been closely guarded.Read Full Review of 'Harrington on Hold'em, Volume 2: The Endgame'
In Harrington on Hold 'Em Volume III: The Workbook
, serious students of the game-and Dan's teachings-are provided with a series of problems to test how well they grasped the principles in the first two volumes (Volume I: Strategic Play, Volume II: The Endgame). Especially useful is Dan's focus on playing after the flop, a key area that causes difficulties for the aspiring player. A must-have if you play hold 'em.Read Full Review of 'Harrington on Hold'em, Volume 3: The Workbook'
The author answers such key limit hold'em questions as: What should I do with a flush or straight draw? How should I play with unimproved overcards? How do I count outs, and what are the criteria for counting them as 'full' outs? What is the impact of the size of the pot on your decision? All leading to this all-important question: Do I belong in the pot or not? He provides you with an in-depth analysis of drawing hands leading to a simple but effective system that at all stages will help you 'see where you're at' - which in turn should help your overall results tremendously.Read Full Review of 'Hold'em on the Come'
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.Read Full Review of 'Hold'em Poker For Advanced Players'