More Book ReviewsBest Selling Poker Books of 2014
How did the new books compare to the old classics? Well, we will let the data speak for itself. Take a look at the list of the best selling poker books of 2014.Deal Me In and Eat Professional Poker Players Alive Reviewed
There isn't a clear path by which people become professional poker players. There aren't any good courses at the local vo-tech for a person to study. The road to becoming a poker pro is inevitably difficult, circuitous, and filled with setbacks. Deal Me In is a book describing the course by which twenty top poker players became professionals. Poker Winners Are Different
There is a big difference between what's typical human behavior and what is called for to play poker at a high level. There aren't a lot of people for whom maximizing their expectation in poker games comes naturally. Poker Winners Are Different by Alan Schoonmaker examines this conundrum.
RME Sports 2009 WNBA Handbook
by RME Sports
Women's pro basketball, also known as the WNBA, is, for some, a lucrative betting proposition simply because fewer people know the game and bet it. The house, the bet-takers, are sometimes off-balance in their line making, which is a very good reason why a few players reap rewards from this sport. The 2009 WNBA Workbook is the ideal publication with room to keep records (the season begins in mid-May and ends in mid-September) and that offers some help on which teams did what last season at home, away, after winning on the road, after failing to cover and so on. There are eight or so trends you might finding interesting, like how teams performed certain days or in a certain month or as a road favorite. Rosters are included listing the player's college and number of years experience in the pros and a summary of how teams performed straight up or against the spread for each of the last 3 seasons. Granted, you'll need more information to keep up with injuries, momentum and the like, but for the price, this book is a pretty good start. 32 pages, 8x11 plastic spiralbound, 2009.
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The Dream, The Sky, The Fever are three of the colorful nicknames for women's pro basketball teams, but the best of the best when it came to playing was the Detroit Shock, which won it all last season,Howard Schwartz, the "librarian for gamblers," is the marketing director for Gambler's Book Club in Las Vegas, a position he has held since 1979. Author of hundreds of articles on gambling, his weekly book reviews appear in numerous publications throughout the gaming industry. Howard's website is www.gamblersbook.com
beating San Antonio's Silver Stars three straight in the finals, covering the spread easily in each game.
The WNBA season begins in early June this year, and those who follow the game will benefit by the bargained-priced 2009 WNBA Workbook
from RME (32 pages, 8x11 plastic spiralbound, $10). The book lists 13 teams with schedules and room to keep records, including spreads, totals, how each game ended straight up and against the line. Also, you can see how a team performed for the last three seasons straight up, against the spread, in over and under situations and average points scored. There's a chart for each team showing 2008 final stats indicating performance as a road dog or favorite, after a straight up win or loss and how they did against conference teams or non conference. Rosters for teams are listed (no height or weight, but number of years experience is indicated along with their college).
Somewhat helpful are Active Trends such as the fact that Detroit is 5-1 against the spread versus Western Conference teams or that Phoenix is 17-6 when playing on Friday.
The WNBA season ends in September.
Two other books of "specialized note" are Aprende a Jugar al Poquer en Internet Con Los Pelayos
(175 pages, paper bound, $19.95), a Spanish language book on playing hold'em
on the Internet, would be the perfect guide for Hispanics learning the game live or on the 'net.
Colorfully illustrated, the book, published in Spain, prepares players for basic play, pre- and post-flop play, the turn and the river. The book, published in 2005, discusses key areas such as how to act depending on your table position (with colorful, easy to use charts), and although the book does have a strong approach to Internet play, it should help the live-game novice improve his or her game.
Few books have ever been written on the game of Liar's Poker. John Archer wrote a beauty in 1982, titled Liar's Poker: A Winning Strategy
(70 pages, paperbound, $4.95). The book has six major sections, including how the game is played, basic and advanced strategy, habits, mannerisms and tricks you may wish to adopt or begin to "read" of opponents' play, rules, procedures and precautions and variations of the game. The book also has a seven-page glossary of terms.
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