Written by poker guru Basil Nestor, the mastermind behind the Smarter Bet series and other bestselling books about gambling, and illustrated with classic Femlins (special saucy line drawings) by legendary artist LeRoy Neiman, The Playboy Guide to Playing Poker at Home is the ultimate handbook to the ultimate house game.Read Full Review of 'Playboy Guide to Playing Poker at Home'
Stewart Reuben candidly gives the reasons for his success and also for his failures. Meet some of the great personalities of the game and some who you perhaps would not want to meet in a dark alley. Learn on your journey the relative merits of casino and home games; how to gamble; but most important, how to enjoy yourself.Read Full Review of 'Poker 24/7 (35 Years As a Poker Pro)'
Compiled and written by Ron Rose, winner of the first World Poker Tour of Champions Poker Aces is a wonderful picture-biography collection in coffee-table format. With stories and photos about more than 80 world class players it serves as informational material as well as fan material for those who want to collect poker autographs as it's a nice place to have your favorites sign.Read Full Review of 'Poker Aces'
Does God play cards with the universe? Do women have better poker faces than men? What’s the most existential poker movie ever made? Is life more meaningful when you go all-in? Is online poker really still poker? Poker and Philosophy
ponders these questions and more, pitting young lions against old masters as the brashness of Phil Hellmuth meets the arrogance of Socrates, the recklessness of Doyle Brunson challenges the desperation of Dostoyevsky, and the coolness of Chris Moneymaker takes on the American tradition of capitalist ingenuity.Read Full Review of 'Poker and Philosophy'
by Mason Malmuth
To win at poker in today's modern game requires not only numerous skills, but also lots of thinking about he game. The book is designed to make the reader do a great deal of thinking. Few readers will agree with everything said, but the information provided should help people become better players. This text contains many of the author's ideas on poker and related subjects. Topics covered include General Concepts, Technical Ideas, Structure, Strategic Ideas, Image, Tournament Notes, In the Cardrooms, and Poker Quizzes. In addition, advice is offered on jackpot games, handling pressure, why you lose, fluctuations, bankroll requirements, differences between stud and hold'em, too many bad players, limit versus no-limit, thinking fast, weak tight opponents, the best hold'em seat, playing short handed, playing loose or tight, appropriate image, being an alternate in tournaments, taking advantage of tight play in tournaments, behaving professionally, the future of poker, and much more.
As with the previous two volumes in this series, this book talks about what it takes to earn better than minimum wage at poker. It contains those essays the author wrote from 1996 through early 2001. Topics include: General Concepts, Technical Ideas, Strategic Ideas, In the Cardrooms, Hands to Talk About, The Ciaffone Quiz, and Two More Quizzes. In addition, advice is offered on which game to play, controlling steaming, marginal hands, selecting the best game, bluffing, unusual strategies, raising with suited connectors, keeping poker honest, reading hands, checking aces, and much more. 'Absolutely must reading for all serious players.' -- Chris Ferguson, Winner 2000 World Series of Poker.Read Full Review of 'Poker Essays, Volume III'
Limited Edition sequel to Ulvis Alberts' original Poker Face. This large-format coffee table art book weighs nearly 10 pounds and includes more than 400 images from "The Early Years" (1977-82) and "The Explosive Years" (2002-2005) of the World Series of Poker. (A beautiful protective box to store your book is included.) There are only a total 2000 signed and numbered copies available. No additional copies of this edition will be produced.Read Full Review of 'Poker Face 2'
One of a number of books with the same title, this one is written by a body language and image consultant expert and consultant. Here she actually spells out how to single, double and triple bluff to disguise your poker hand. The first part of the book concentrates on you as the player, where she helps you see who you are and sets the parameters for the actor you will become in order to pull the wool over the eyes of your opponents. The second part of the work focuses on both you and your opponent and tackles subjects such as How to Stare, Classic Poker Moves, Trash Talk, and also disucusses psychological factors that cause people to act and react in certain patterns.Read Full Review of 'Poker Face--Mastering Body Language to Bluff, Read Tells and Win'
by John Vorhaus
Noted poker player/writer Vorhaus covers a little bit and a lot of everything here from the absolute basics to advanced points of strategies. The information is for those who want to excel at the most popular poker game in the world--the home game, where the pots aren't cut and the winning gets personal
Whether you are a newcomer to online poker or already play regularly, this book will provide you with the information you need to survive in the Internet poker jungle. Topics covered include choosing an online cardroom, comparison of online and live play, collusion and cheating, improving your play online, newsgroups and more. The author is an online poker addict who has spent the last year researching this book while playing online poker. He is also an international chess master and author of several popular chess books.Read Full Review of 'Poker on the Internet'
Steve Forte explains how cheaters operate today and how the grifters operated a century ago. The chapter discussing tournament play, the chance of collusion; how final table deals may occur and the often heard term "chip dumping" along with deliberate slow play should alert novice players, inexperienced supervisors or tournament organizers what might devastate their casino or reputation. Additional coverage includes Random Number Generators, the "core of every online poker hand," with an explanation of how serious security issues surfaced in 1999 and a valuable checklist of items to consider before sitting down in someone's home, in a private game or at a fraternal organization.Read Full Review of 'Poker Protection -- Cheating. . . and the World of Poker'
Poker Strategies for a Winning Edge in Business
by David Apostolico
In this book, experienced poker player, tournament champion, attorney, and businessman David Apostolico takes core poker philosophies and applies them to various business situations. Readers learn how to develop a poker mindset to help them in all aspects of their business lives.
This fascinating collection of colorful poker words, phrases, and poker-speak features more than 2,000 definitions. Learn what it means to go all in on a rainbow flop with pocket rockets and get it cracked by cowboys, put a bad beat on a calling station, and go over the top of a producer fishing with a gutshot to win a big dime. You'll soon have those railbirds wondering what you are talking aboutRead Full Review of 'Poker Talk'
Following up on the success of his original book of the same name, the former blackjack expert has produced a controversial title which debunks the commonly held beliefs about how to win at poker tournaments . He explains the power of chip utility, covers utility ranks, tournament structures, small and long-ball strategies, patience factors, the impact of structures, crushing the Harringbots and other player types, tournament phases, and more. Includes big sections on Tools, Strategies, and Tournament Phases.Read Full Review of 'Poker Tournament Formula II: Advanced Strategies'
Poker Winners Are Different
is the full realization of what Schoonmaker was trying to accomplish in his previous two books, Your Worst Poker Enemy
and Your Best Poker Friend
and represents his best work on poker psychology to date.Read Full Review of 'Poker Winners are Different'