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.
In Tournament Poker and the Art of War, David Apostolico showed players how to use the strategies explored in Sun-tzu's military manual to dramatically enhance their tournament play. Now he focuses on that other timeless masterpiece of tactical thinking—Machiavelli's The Prince—and reveals its uncanny application not just to tournament play, but to all forms of poker.
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'
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'
Playing Internet poker in real time against real opponents has become a popular pasttime. Whether for play money or real money, the game offers an environment of virtual tables, player icons, specialized computer alogorighms that randomly shuffle the cards so it seems as if you are in a real poker room. It's a world where you can find a game day or night, but it's poker with a dofference. This book tackles the differences between live action and Internet action and includes a CD with poker software plus 125 interactive hands to help prepare you for plaing Internet games. Read Full Review of 'Internet Poker'
Internet Texas Hold'em: Winning Strategies from an Internet Pro is a comprehensive overview of Texas Hold'em including general poker concepts such as probability and odds, bluffing, raising and check-raising. Various deceptive tactics are also discussed such as free cards, slowplaying, and inducing bluffs and calls. You'll learn the correct strategies for starting hand play as well as playing on the flop, turn, and river. You'll learn the intricacies of playing on the Internet and the differences in strategies between Internet and live play. Finally, you'll be able to practice all of these strategies on over 200 actual Internet hands. Read Full Review of 'Internet Texas Hold'em'
In a follow-up to the best-selling Kill Phil this book blends real-time experience, poker math, and computational horsepower to create new concepts and advanced strategies never before seen in print for multi-table tournaments, sit-n-go’s, and satellites. Explains how to choose the right strategy for the right game, provides the proper tactics, and introduces new weapons into a tournament-poker-player’s arsenal. These include: fear and fold equity; equilibrium plays; bubble factors; endgame strategies; optimal heads-up play and more While Kill Phil, is 90% pre-flop strategy, this book goes all the way to clearly show know how to accumulate chips early, navigate through the middle stages, and perfect your play on the bubble and at the final table. Read Full Review of 'Kill Everyone'
The Kill Phil strategy is designed to take advantage many feel is a weakness in no-limit hold'em tournaments -- the over-emphasis on the all-in move in the later stages. It's both instructive overall, by analyzing players and their styles and covers much territory often neglected or skimmed over by other books and theorists. Read Full Review of 'Kill Phil'
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