Recomended Reading – Top Ten
A leading poker guru gives you the essential tips to win at Texas Hold ‘Em poker at any time, whether at home, at a tournament or playing online. Lou Krieger, author of the bestselling “Poker Player’s Bible”, covers the basics, such as tips on when to fold, when to call, and when to raise, but also gives you insider tips to help you raise your game. The advice varies depending on whether you are playing in a tournament, in a fixed-limit game (as is common in the USA) or in a pot- or no-limit game (the kind commonly found in the UK and much of Europe). The tips cover the following categories of games: limit cash games; no-limit or pot-limit cash games. It includes tips for tournaments; tips that work for all games; and specific online poker-playing tips.
About the Author
Lou Krieger has published several acclaimed poker books and has written over 250 columns on poker strategy. He was recently named one of the most influential gaming writers of the past 100 years by Casino Journal Magazine. He hosts the www.royalvegaspoker.com and is the author of Batsford’s Poker Player’s Bible
Harrington on Hold ’em: Strategic Play – Volumes 1 to 3.
Provides poker strategies for every phase of tournament play, covering the early phase where the stakes are small to later tactics such as bluffing, flops, scare cards, playing shorthanded, loose games, and endgame play.
Without doubt, this book, and the two further volumes represent the best available advice on No Limit Tournament play currently available. It is superbly written, with a great mix of advice and tips – all supported by very enlightening examples/quizzes. By starting with the basics, looking at pre-flop on full tables, right through to short-handed tables and rising blinds (in Vol 2) you’ve got all you need as a foundation upon which you build on yourself via experience. If you’re going to give NL tournaments a go, investing in these three books will be money well spent. Some of the fundamentals covered even hold up well in cash games or at lower limits.
My only word of caution would be that it is obviously based on Dan’s experience in higher stakes tournaments where raises are largely respected. If you’re more likely to play on-line freerolls or very cheap qualifiers with thousands of players, the books remain valid, but be aware that calls are more frequent, raising has less effect, a looser starting hand selection is possible and you’ll meet more all-in maniacs earlier on too. Dan actually highlights this himself, but just be aware that some of the more subtle aspects and bet sizes won’t always translate till you begin approaching the final tables.
Gus Hansen – Every hand revealed
One of professional poker’s most intriguing and fascinating players, Gus Hansen has often been called “The Madman” for his crazy, fearless, aggressive style. But you can’t dispute the fact that this poker superstar knows how to win–and win big. The holder of the inaugural Poker Superstars Invitational title as well as the only player to win three World Poker Tour tournaments, Gus won his fifth major international title when he became the 2007 Aussie Millions Champion, outlasting 747 players and nabbing $1.2 million. Now, for the first time ever, Gus analyzes the hands that he played during the tournament and reveals his secrets for winning in Every Hand Revealed.
- An extensive, easy-to-follow analysis of the more than 300 hands he played during the Aussie Millions…
- The radical, yet coolly logical, methods behind Gus’s “madness” that have helped him to win consistently…
- Each and every bluff, precise calculation, educated guess, and read of his opponents …
- How to call large bets with seemingly unplayable hands…
- When to raise out of position with garbage holdings…
- How the prize structure should influence your play…
- And much more!
Offering unlimited access to one of the most successful, popular poker players out there, Every Hand Revealed will help you understand some of poker’s most coveted secrets–and simply shows you the right way to play the game whether you’re a beginner or a poker pro. Now with Gus Hansen by your side, you too can turbo-charge your game and watch it take off!
Superstar poker pro Gus Hansen has shaken up the poker world with his loose, aggressive style. Called “The Great Dane” as well as “The Madman,” the five-time international title-holder transforms his hands with cool logic …and flattens his opponents. Voted one of the world’s sexiest men by People Magazine, Gus is an avid athlete, backgammon player, and poker commentator for both Danish and American T.V.
Doyle Brunson’s Super System: A Course in Power Poker!
Acknowledged as the poker bible for 25 years, Doyle Brunson’s Super System-A Course In Power Poker, brings the proven strategy and wisdom of twice-world champion and Hall of Famer (Brunson) together with the five leading experts in their various specialties including David “Chip” Reese, Mike Caro, David Sklansky, Joey Hawthorne, and former world champion Bobby Baldwin.
Learn to win money from the very best poker players. In 600 power-packed pages, Doyle and his best-in-the-world expert collaborators tell you when to raise, call, bet, and fold at hold ’em (limit and no-limit), 7-stud (high and low), draw poker, and lowball. Brunson’s monumental manual on how to win consistently at poker originally sold for £60 in 1978, and previous to this edition, never for less than £30!
This treatise on professional-level poker is the result of over 10,000 hours of labour by the world’s greatest players and theorists and has never been equalled in scope or value.
Kill Everyone: Advanced Strategies for No-Limit Hold ‘Em Poker
Kill Everyone is one of the most widely acclaimed poker books ever published. While dozens of new titles are released each year, few have garnered the praise of Kill Everyone. With the expanded new edition, poker players have an even more useful resource for improving their game. The second edition of Kill Everyone has added hand illustrations, full-color charts, and commentary throughout the book by renowned European online player Elky.
Sit’n’Go Strategy – Colin Moshman
STTs differ from MTTs and ring-games in that they can, to a large extent, be played pretty much entirely according to fixed mathematic/strategic principles. That’s good news for beginners (who need to learn hand-reading skills) and also multi-tablers who are prepared to sacrifice a degree of quality for increased quantity. Moshman’s system pretty much does teach you everything you need to know for STT success. Chapters are: Low-Blind play; Mid-Blind Play; High-Blind Play; Sit ‘n Go Career Play. Appendixes are: What is the Probability of…?; Pushing Tables; Drawing Odds Chart; Pre-Flop Hand Probabilities; Your hand verss a Random Hand; Consecutive Hands Starting as the Bubble Short Stack.
The Theory of Poker – David Sklansky
The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball
draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing.
Many of today’s top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the best book ever written on poker.
Poker Tips That Pay – Jonathon Gelling
This book features the same simple, ready-to-use advice and detailed hand analysis that made the Harrington on Hold em series an instant classic. Dozens and dozens of real-life hands are broken down and examined from beginning to end. The reader is walked, step-by-step, through the high level poker reasoning process. Conservative and aggressive play, hand reading, bluffing, chip management, tournament strategy, changing gears, and much more are discussed.
Unlike most poker books, the vast majority of these hands are taken from low and medium-stakes online tournaments. You won’t find moves that will only work at million-dollar games at the Bellagio or $15,000 real life tournaments. This is a book for the poker everyman. The author shows you how to be a consistent, winning poker player. One of the better books on the market. Highly recommended.
Winning Poker tournaments one hand at a time
About the Author
Eric ‘Rizen’ Lynch
Eric ‘Rizen’ Lynch is recognized as one of the top tournament players in the world in both live and Internet play. In just two years at the World Series of Poker, he has seven cashes, including a 2nd and 3rd place finish. He finished 26th in the 2006 main event, winning $494,000, his biggest prize so far. His lifetime total for cash finishes in live tournaments is a little shy of $1 million. Online, Eric has over 50 wins, made 300 final tables, and has won over $1.5 million. In 2007, he won one of the major Sunday tournaments, beating out thousands for a prize of $156K.
Jon ‘PearlJammer’ Turner
Well-known for his online prowess, Jon ‘PearlJammer’ Turner, who also plays online under the name ‘PearlJammed’, actually got his start playing live games in Raleigh, NC, and then later in Las Vegas. He won the 2007 Internet Player of the Year award, tracked by InternetPokerRankings, after a 3rd place finish in 2006. Over the last couple of years, PearlJammer has amassed an impressive online resume: He has over 100 wins, made 600 final tables, and won almost $2 million. In 2007, he placed second in one of the major Sunday tournaments to win his biggest online cash prize of $100,000.
Jon ‘Apestyles’ Van Fleet
Jon ‘Apestyles’ Van Fleet started playing professionally in 2004 after graduating from college, and quickly moved up the ranks in the online poker world. He ranked in the top 20 in both 2006 and 2007 at InternetPokerRankings. Jon has made close to $2 million playing in tournaments online, including over 350 final tables and 70 wins. His biggest online cash to date is $135K when he finished 2nd in a major Sunday tournament.
POT-LIMIT OMAHA POKER: The Big Play Strategy
This is a great book to enter the world of omaha, it contains all the infos you need to be successful. Beware it’s not for absolute beginners, you need to know basic concepts like pot odds, implied odds and so on.
This book not only explains all the necessary rules, starting hand and post-flop strategy needed to be a competent Omaha player, but the ‘Big Play’ aspect allows players to tighten their game to a degree that Omaha competency can be reached almost overnight! A vital read, virtually the ‘bible’ of pot limit omaha at the moment – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for ALL 4-card poker enthusiasts.