Americans, gamblers in particular, love to invest (or bet) a little to win a lot. And when it comes to poker, since the beginning of major tournaments players have fantasized about peeling off a couple of twenties and winding up with millions and the adoration of the world. It's a lofty goal but Chris Moneymaker lived the dream, winning the 2003 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and inadvertently changing the perception of the game for millions more--nationally and internationally. Now, two years later comes a well-crafted, colorful, entertaining work about the player, the game and the event, titled Moneymaker (How An Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 Into $2.5 Million At The World Series of Poker).
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.
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'
One of today's superstar poker players, Negreanu has written a book for both beginners and novice players of Texas hold'em. He has compiled 50 quick sections that focus on key winning concepts to help make the winning game both easy and fast. Some of the chapters include: 5 Reasons Why You Lose; Top Ten Rookie Mistakes; What's The Big Deal About Big Slick; Be Careful What You Learn On TV. Read Full Review of 'Hold'em Wisdom For All Players'
Who better to teach you how to beat the online casino and poker room than a man who has been beating land-based casinos (at blackjack) for decades? Snyder reveals how you can make money olnline without any special skills, mathematical ability, super memory, difficult systems to work or eve a big bankroll. Looking at this as easy money, he explains methods of play that can multiplay your bankroll many times with little risk. The 2/3 of the book cover all the major games and promotions while the last third focuses on poker.
Author Greg Hartley is a decorated military interrogator who has used the techniques in How to Spot a Liar for 16 years to get the truth from enemy combatants. He has successfully applied them to project management and in contract negotiations, to resolve conflict and prevail. Now he shares this scientific process with you so you can use it every day. Who needs How to Spot a Liar? Anyone with a cheating spouse or manipulative boss. Anyone conducting job interviews or cold-calling prospective customers. Lawyers who need to 'read' witnesses or jurors. Anyone trying to survive the dating scene or faced with a string of business meetings with clients. Anyone who has teenagers at home or works on Capitol Hill. Anyone whose success and happiness depends on clear interaction with others. And, most importantly, anyone who wants to become just a bit more inscrutable at the poker table! Read Full Review of 'How to Spot a Liar'
If anyone every knew how to get to the final table of a major poker tournament, it is T.J. Cloutier. With 59 titles and 39 final-table appearances at the World Series of Poker, Cloutier becamse one of the most noted players in the business. Here he reveals his strategies for outmaneuvering opponents at the final table beginning with the difference between good and great players. He then follows with basic principles for getting to the final table, spending an entire chapter on handling yourself when you're just one table away from the money. Before finishing with eight critical tips, he adds his advice on making deals, dead money, modesty, bad beats, lame laments and dealing with the new tournament poker. Read Full Review of 'How to Win the Championship'
If you want to prove you are a good poker player, you don’t have to battle the best. Nobody cares who you bluffed or who made a bad call against you. You just have to get the money … not the story of how you got it … and, according to the author; you prefer fish, donkeys, and donors as your opponents. So it is that he takes off on a cross-country drive looking for players he outclasses. He hits the casinos, the underground clubs and the home games, sharing tables with the most inept gamblers America has to offer. And now he writes about the trip. But this isn’t just about hustling. He thought he could beat the very best and decided to take his hard-earned bankroll to the high-stakes games. How did he do? Read Full Review of 'Hunting Fish'
Berman, a one-of-a-kind combination of high-stakes poker maverick and entrepreneurial tycoon, recounts the amazing tale of how he revolutionized and revived the game of poker and transformed America's culture in the process. The author tells all about the World Poker Tour, and his life. Along the way he reveals the thirteen secrets of being a successful businessman, the six ways poker players self-destruct, the seven essential principles of winning at poker, and eight steps to a more satisfying life. Filled with both wit and wisdom and including an foreword by Donald Trump, this is an interesting look at the side of poker, gambling and big business seldom seen except by those on the inside. Read Full Review of 'I'm All In'
One of the more respected writers of this generation, Ciaffone's material, now compiled under one cover, has previously appeared in a variety of publications. Here, he helps sharpen the skills of beginners and experienced players in ten different areas, including general concepts like beating a loose game, and tight/loose play. He moves to gambling skills like the mental side, and money management; then to Reading Opponents, including tells and using your eyes. A vital section on Deception and Bluffing is followed by incisive advice on Hold'em including raising and missing. Read Full Review of 'Improve Your Poker'
At this very moment, thousands of poker lovers are playing Cash Games, a non-tournament style version of Texas Hold 'Em, in casinos, home games, and online. In this follow-up to New York Times best seller World Poker Tour: Shuffle Up and Deal, poker professional Antonio Esfandiari provides the next level of poker strategies and insights for players of Cash Games, the most commonly played version of Texas Hold 'Em. Other stars of the World Poker Tour, the most popular show in the history of the Travel Channel, offer their tips as well. This indispensable strategy guide is a must-have for any player who wants to know how to win his or her next hand and be 'in the money.' Read Full Review of 'In the Money'
Vince Burgio is one of poker's most popular champions, not only because he is a great competitor but also because he represents the poker community with dignity and decorum. In this book, a compilation of his many columns, he often comments on the current crop of poker pros who look and act foolish for the camera and who, in his opinion, give the game a negative feeling. While that's the focus of many chapters, others cover a wide path of poker information. He talks about the people he's met, the games he's played, the fun side of poker that makes it his favorite pastime (next to playing with his grandchildren). Each segment appears to be light reading but the true poker fan will find nuggets of great interest between the lines. Read Full Review of 'Inside Poker: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'
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