Hold'em Poker For Advanced Players
by Mason Malmuth
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.
Your Worst Poker Enemy -- Master The Mental Game
by Alan Schoonmaker
In Your Worst Poker Enemy, psychologist Dr. Alan Schoonmaker shows you how to reap the full benefits of the poker knowledge you already have by helping you to identify and stop psychologically based mistakes. This must-have book also features detailed sections that examine crucial points far beyond the scope of most other poker strategy guides, including: Using Intuition vs. Logic; Evaluating Yourself and the Opposition; Understanding Unconscious and Emotional Factors.
Killer Poker Online
by John Vorhaus
Vorhaus has contributed much to poker via the written word, much of it dealing with the mental part of the game. In this book he continues that slant, bringing a perspective to the online poker game not yet researched by others. His initial advice is to scrap your live-game strategy, which he follows with advice on how to develop a killer Internet game. He includes information on the common pitfalls an dbankroll cripplers, online tells, your margins of error and the intensity of the accelerated pace. In two chapters (The Dark Side and Pitfalls) he discusses cheating, collusion--how to detect it and what to do about it--and the problems with random number generators. However, even though he deals with these subjects, most of the book deals with learning how to play and beat online poker.
Vorhaus, author of a slew of well-respected titles, brings you the latest in his Killer Poker series. teaches you how to analyze and improve your own play in a variety of situations. Included are discussions on developing a "style of play" while teaching you how to identify your opponent's style. Included is solid advice on playing suited aces, "problem flops", and how to avoid underbetting in specific situations. The book includes an examination of "orphan flops" (the types of cards sensible players are unlikely to hold). In Killer Poker No-Limit, Vorhaus will expand your terminology with a glossary and chapters about little-talked-about scenarios. This is a general book, dealing with cash & tournament games, that will help players find holes in their playing, and their foe's playing. Table image, 'shifting' your style, managing your bankroll are included. A notebook area is provided at the end of the book.Read Full Review of 'Killer Poker: No Limit'
Lessons from the Felt
by David Apostolico
This is the next step after Apostolico's Lesson's From the Pro Poker Tour. Here he takes those lessons and turns them into action. He shows you how to apply the advanced techniques to an array of no limit hold 'em tournaments. This book is designed to help you win in every level of the arena. Provided is in depth analysis of real-life hands that the author has encountered. You can learn how to make the best decision possible regardless of your cards, or the circumstances. This book is designed to help you improve your skill, your odds, and your enjoyment.
Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour
by David Apostolico
The invitation-only Professional Poker Tour is limited to the top 200 players in the world. David Apostolico is one of the elite, and he found that going up against other poker masters every day was like attending an incomparable seminar. He takes you through specific hands that he either played or observed, giving detailed analyses that will teach you how to think like a pro. Assessment and adaptability are key factors for survival and success in fast-moving games with experienced players. Smart strategy is your greatest asset, and by studying the extensive hands in this book, you’ll learn the tactics and approaches of legendary winners.
Limit hold’em games featuring 9 or 10 players sometimes frustrate skilled players because they don't present many opportunities to exploit weak play and because good hands often don’t stand up. Short-handed limit hold’em games feature a maximum of six players and are becoming increasingly popular because: you get to play a lot more hands, you have more chances to exploit opponents’ weaknesses and you get more opportunities to use all of your poker skills.But short-handed play differs from full ring play. Here, three expert short-handed players analyze the skills needed to succeed in short-handed play, discussing such topics as:Attacking and defending blinds, watching and reading the opposition, being aware of your own image, playing with controlled aggression.Read Full Review of 'Limit Hold'em: Winning Short-Handed Strategies'
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.Read Full Review of 'Machiavellian Poker Strategy'
Poker has often been played as a game, by those who have learned it as a game and who have relied on thier ability to play well, to play good hands, and to read other players tells in order to improve thier chances of winning. However, there is now a new set of players who do not rely on these things, but have turned the game of poker into a game that can be won by applying the tools of computer science, and mathematics to thier hands. This new approach relies on quantitative analysis and mathematics. This book strives to take this seemingly difficult task and make it easy and understandable for players with less mathematic knowledge or skill.Read Full Review of 'Mathematics of Poker'
This book is written for the player who knows how to play hold'em and wants to improve his or her proficiency and move from low limit to middle limit, specifically when playing in public cardrooms or on the Internet.
The authors explain the theory behind middle-limit hold'em and illustrate it with hundreds of examples (five hundred hands). Every phase in a hand's development is explained in detail with key ideas and a set of problems. A thorough analysis is given on how an expert player would approach each problem. The book is broken into seven topics: Holdem Concepts, Preflop Play, Play On The Flop, Play On The Turn, Play At The River, Special Topics (bluffing, checking and calling, check-raising, etc) and Non-Standard Games. Also a page on Flop Odds Against Improving On Next Card.Read Full Review of 'Middle Limit Hold'em Poker'
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).Read Full Review of 'Moneymaker'
More Hold'em Excellence
by Lou Krieger
This is a new expanded edition which goes beyond the basics; it takes you into the mind and decision-making processes of professional poker players by providing solid information and advice on a broad spectrum of sophisticated topics. Krieger covers the importance of proper decision-making; why patience and position are vital; the flop; early, middle, and late position; common mistakes; how to play in loose, aggressive games; tells and much more. Includes the Lou Krieger full color 'Start Chart', showing which hands are playable in which situations.
Isaacs is a tournament poker competitor who has collected a roomful of first-place trophies and was the first woman to win the World Series of Poker ladies championship back-to-back in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, she placed 10th in the $10,000-event vying for the $1 million first prize. Here she combines two books to create a boxed sent. she In book I she compiled the best of the hundreds of articles she's written about poker over the years. In this highly biographical work she also includes many new articles. In Book II, she draws upon her own tournament success to teach players how to finish in the money in limit and no-limit hold'em and seven-card stud.Read Full Review of 'Ms Poker: I'm Not Bluffing - Boxed Set'
The author has been involved in the casion business since graduating from Loyola University Law School. He learned about poker and other casion games from his father who was a poker player and in 1965, he began his formal experience in the casino business, working his way up from a Downtown shill to owner and president of a casino. Now with contributions from Jan Fisher, he has put together 35 chapters that cover all aspects of running a poker room. These include etiquette, hand rankings, betting terms, general procedures, shuffle and cut procedures, wagering rules, employee rules, the rake, fills, running chips, brushing, blinds (specificially how to handle missed blinds), general button procedures, kill pots.Read Full Review of 'Nick Gullo's Guide: Operating a Professional Poker Room'
Poker's premier theorist (Sklansky) teams up with one of the game's most respected instructors (Miller) to take the theoretical approach to high-stakses hold'em. Their work covers critical concepts such as manipulating the pot size, adjusting correctly to stack sizes, winning the battle of mistakes, reading hands, and manipulating opponents into playing badly. It breaks this complex game down to bare bones with thorough and easy to follow analyses. If you are looking to improve your cash game or tournament play, this is a must read.Read Full Review of 'No Limit Hold 'Em: Theory and Practice'
A metaphysical self-help book that highlights the authors professional poker career on the World Poker Tour where in the year 2003 he was ranked in the top ten turnament players in the world. It shares the author's roadmap to freedom that helped him let go of the poisonous memories, thoughts, ideas and beliefs he held onto, that had been sabotaging his game and his life ever since he can remember.Contains 61 cartoons and 41 (mostly Shakespeare) quotes to get his points across and justify his conclusions.Read Full Review of 'No-Limit Life'
Angel Largay shows students what works and what doesn’t, common mistakes, and how to get beyond them. Today, many of his students are full-time professional players. If you’re aspiring to become a professional—or simply to play like one—No-Limit Texas Hold’em will help you make it happen.Read Full Review of 'No-Limit Texas Hold'em: A Complete Course'